Texas Cult Standoff Day 1 Part 1

The committee heard testimony on the actions of the government concerning the March 1993 siege of an armed religious cult near Waco,… read more

The committee heard testimony on the actions of the government concerning the March 1993 siege of an armed religious cult near Waco, Texas. The government originally raided the cult for federal weapons violations. A 51-day siege ensued, ended by an FBI attempt to pressure the cult to surrender through the use of tear gas, during which the cult compound burnt to the ground. Eighty cult members, including their leader David Koresh, died in the fire. close

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  • James Fyfe Professor Temple University->Criminal Justice
  • Roger Guthrie Special Agent Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
  • John Kolman Captain (Former) Los Angeles County, CA->Sheriff's Department
  • H. Geoffrey Moulton Project Director Department of the Treasury->Review Board
  • Jerry Petrilli Special Agent Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
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Texas Cult Standoff Day 1 Part 1

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Program ID:
68019-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 31, 1995
Last Aired:
Nov 5, 1995

Airing Details

  • Oct 31, 1995 | 1:23pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 31, 1995 | 10:50pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 04, 1995 | 11:02am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 05, 1995 | 1:52am EST | C-SPAN 1
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