Theodore Kaczynski, a former University of California, Berkeley professor living as a recluse in a one-room cabin, is arrested at his Montana home for possession of bomb components. He is suspected of being the notorious Unabomber.
ATC airs the hour-long documentary Remorse: The 14 Stories of Eric Morse, on the 5-year-old Chicago boy dropped from a housing-project window to his death by two other boys, ages 10 and 11. The documentary wins the 1996 George Foster Peabody Award, broadcasting's most prestigious honor.
To mark its 25th anniversary, ATC airs a montage recalling the variety of sounds and voices the program has presented over the years.
The March 21 show is devoted to Remorse, whose producers, LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, are high schoolers from the same neighborhood where Eric Morse lived.
Jones: "The whole country was shocked by the incident, at least for a week or two."
Newman: "But then the cameras and the reporters left, and we were all still here, left to ponder another war story in the 'hood, the lost life, the spreading violence."
Jones: "For kids growing up in this neighborhood it was nothing new, and it wasn't surprising."
Newman: "I know lots and lots of people that's been killed …."
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