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Drawing upon eyewitness accounts, including interviews with Weaver’s daughter, Sara, and...

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American Experience: Ruby Ridge

Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 9:00 p.m.

Before the occupation of the Malheur Refuge in Oregon, before the siege at Waco, before Oklahoma City, there was Ruby Ridge. This compelling documentary examines the 1992 FBI siege at Randy Weaver’s cabin in Ruby Ridge, Idaho — a siege that helped launch the modern militia movement in the U.S. The film features eyewitness accounts from Weaver’s daughter as well as from federal agents who were involved in the deadly confrontation.

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