From bringing down the “Duke of Duval” to becoming the first FBI director to be fired, Sessions was a lawman to his core.
Observing the ATF’s disastrous assault on David Koresh and the Branch Davidian compound should have made John McLemore’s career. Instead, it ruined it. Maybe that was for the best.
Branch Davidians Clive Doyle and Sheila Martin lost almost everything in the Waco fire, but not their faith.
A quarter century after 82 Branch Davidians and 4 federal officers died outside Waco, retired FBI agent Byron Sage still can't stop thinking—and arguing—about what happened.
The Branch Davidians didn't want to die inside their compound at Mount Carmel.
The series smartly relays the fundamental deadlock between the Branch Davidian's beliefs and the FBI's negotiation tactics not through each party's most polarizing characters, but through their most reasonable middlemen.
No matter how the gunfire began at Mount Carmel, 'Waco' makes one thing clear: the whole raid hung on false motives.
The second episode of the miniseries reveals that the true danger of the Branch Davidians was their faith—not in their religion, but their leader.
Bonnie Haldeman, the mother of David Koresh, dies at 64.
On April 19, 1993, the world watched as the Branch Davidian compound, outside Waco, burned to the ground after a 51-day standoff. Fifteen years later, witnesses and participants—from federal agents to loyal followers of David Koresh—remember what they saw during the deadliest law enforcement operation in U.S. history.