High Tech Tools and the Hunt for the Boston Bombers

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Last month, Boston witnessed one of the most extensive manhunts in the city’s history following the marathon bombings. Within days of the attack, two suspects were identified and after an intense firefight with the police, one of the accused, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed and the other suspect, his younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was eventually captured.

How did investigators solve the case so quickly? In a new NOVA documentary, produced by our partner WGBH, director and producer Miles O’Brien looks at the high tech tools that law enforcement officials used, along with solid detective work, to find the Tsarnaev brothers.

“Manhunt – Boston Bombers” airs on PBS tonight. 

Guests:

Miles O'Brien

Produced by:

Elizabeth Ross

Comments [2]

Sam

Steve is right. It's news outlets' responsibility to present us with factual information, not social media sites like reddit, which are for sharing ideas and opinions. Let's not conflate the two.

May. 29 2013 03:57 PM
Steve

The problem doesn't lie with the social media site (Reddit in this case) coming to the wrong conclusion as to who the perpetrator was, the problem is with news stations reporting these hypotheses as fact without any kind of verification.

May. 29 2013 03:49 PM

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