it becomes known as the unabomber manifesto. >> there were many people that thought the unabomber manifesto was a red herring. i had agents come to my office saying we're wasting too much time. we need to stick with forensics and known facts. >> most people in the fbi never even read the manifesto. the popular opinion was that it was nonsense, it was just scribbling. >> the media and the fbi are faced with a dilemma. publishing the manifesto could be seen as giving in to terrorist demands. >> the last thing we wanted to do is set a precedent that we would be blackmailed into publishing terrorist manifestos. because every terrorist could come out of the woodwork and decide, this is nice. we'll try this too. >> attorney general janet reno called us to a meeting. essentially what we said to her was the reason you should publish this is somebody out there has seen these words before and they're going to recognize him by his words. >> "the washington post" publishes the manifesto on september 19th, 1995. >> after the publication of the unabomber manifesto, we received almost 55,000 calls. we had
. >> the unabomber left his angry mark of death. >> he orchestrated a vicious bombing spree that killed three, maimed four, and injured 19 others. >> in all sixteen bombs, locations all over the united states. >> i began to think i may not make it. >> his base of operations was crude. >> the cabin was a bomb factory. >> his devices were hideously lethal. >> pieces of wood, nails.
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