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NOVA Doc Looks At How Authorities Tracked Down The Marathon Bombing Suspects

This Monday, April 15, photo shows the surviving marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, on the left side of the frame, wearing a white baseball cap, walking away from the scene of the explosions. (David Green/AP)


Update: You can watch the full documentary here and listen to Radio Boston’s conversation with producer Miles O’Brien here.

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A NOVA documentary premiering Wednesday explores the technology used to track down the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

“Manhunt — Boston Bombers” will examine which investigative methods worked — and which didn’t — in the race to identify and capture the terror suspects.

“How did investigators transform the chaos of the bombing into a coherent trail of clues, pointing to the accused killers?,” the NOVA website says. “NOVA follows the manhunt step by step, examining the role modern technology—combined with old-fashioned detective work—played in cracking the case.”

Miles O’Brien, who produced the documentary, also produced this report on pressure cooker bombs, the type of explosive used at the Boston Marathon.

O’Brien will be on Radio Boston Wednesday to discuss the documentary. Tune in at 3 p.m. or check to catch the segment after it airs.


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