"The McVeigh Tapes," which aired Monday night on MSNBC, featured clips from 45 hours of interviews recorded by News Staff Reporter Lou Michel while he interviewed Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in prison. Michel subsequently co-wrote a 2001 best-selling book with Buffalo News reporter Dan Herbeck, "American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and The Oklahoma City Bombing."
On Tuesday, Michel hosted a chat about the tapes, McVeigh and the 15th anniversary of the bombing, which was marked in a somber ceremony Monday. Review the chat below.
View excerpts from the show here. Read Alan Pergament's review here.
MSNBC will revisit the Oklahoma City bombing with a two-hour special on Monday night, which is the 15th anniversary of the bombing that killed 168 people.
"The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist," beginning at 9 p.m., uses computer graphics to turn an actor into a Timothy McVeigh look-alike as audiotapes of the Western New York terrorist's bizarre, dangerous thinking are played.