Washington D.C.: Beltway Snipers, Hanssen, Barry

Marcus goes behind the façade of our nation’s capitol to investigate the terror unleashed by The Beltway Snipers, secret life of FBI double agent, Robert Hanssen, and the pipe-filled career of Mayor Marion Barry.

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Marcus Sakey in front of the US Capital
Marcus Sakey in front of the US Capital

Marcus Sakey in front of the US Capital

Marcus heads to Washington, DC, to explore 3 modern-day stories of snipers, spies and smokers (of crack cocaine, that is). 960 1280

  

Paul LaRuffa and Marcus Sakey discuss the Beltway Snipes

Paul LaRuffa and Marcus Sakey discuss the Beltway Snipes

Marcus chats with Paul LaRuffa, one of the first victims of the Beltway snipers. Paul shares what it was like to be shot 5 times. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey meets with residents of the DC Metro area

Marcus Sakey meets with residents of the DC Metro area

Marcus meets with DC-area residents to discuss their experiences during the time when the Beltway snipers held the area hostage. 960 1280

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Marcus Sakey talks with DC metro residents at a Town Hall

Marcus Sakey talks with DC metro residents at a Town Hall

The DC-area residents tell Marcus that the randomness of the attacks made that time much more terrifying. Parents stopped allowing their children to play outside and people pumped gas behind tarps. 960 1280

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Marcus Sakey at a junkyard

Marcus Sakey at a junkyard

Marcus visits a junkyard to try his hand at creating a killing machine like the vehicle used by the snipers. 960 1280

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Marcus Sakey looks into the trunk of a car

Marcus Sakey looks into the trunk of a car

The Beltway snipers took out a seat in their car so they could lie down and shoot out of a small hole in the back of the trunk. Marcus tries to recreate the feeling of getting ready to shoot someone from such a vantage point. 960 1280

  

Robert Hanssen

Robert Hanssen

Marcus probes into the story of FBI-agent-turned-spy, Robert Hanssen. Hanssen sold US secrets to the Russians for years. 960 1280

  

David Major at the International Spy Museum

David Major at the International Spy Museum

Marcus heads to the International Spy Museum to meet with counter intelligence expert and colleague of Hanssen, David Major. 960 1280

  

Eric O'Neill former FBI agent

Eric O'Neill former FBI agent

Former FBI agent Eric O'Neill became Hanssen's assistant so he could help gather evidence against him. Marcus questions O'Neill about his assignment and O'Neill puts Marcus to the test in catching "a rabbit" -- someone who it the object of surveillance. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey writing in Washington DC

Marcus Sakey writing in Washington DC

The last story leads Marcus to one of Washington, DC's most infamous politicians, Marion Barry. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey and Tim Craig talking at City Hall

Marcus Sakey and Tim Craig talking at City Hall

Washington Post reporter Tim Craig covers local politics and knows the ups and downs of Marion Barry's career quite well. He gives Marcus an insider's look at the politician. 960 1280

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Marcus Sakey and Sandra Seegers

Marcus Sakey and Sandra Seegers

Marcus talks with former Barry campaign worker Sandra Seegars about Barry's troubles after the FBI bust for smoking crack cocaine and his comeback after prison. 960 1280

  

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