Nova: Manhunt -- Boston Bombers
Wednesday, April 29 at 9:00 p.m.
Follow the manhunt, step-by-step, for the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
At 2:50 p.m. on April 15, two bomb blasts turned the Boston Marathon finish line from a scene of triumph to tragedy, leaving three dead, hundreds injured and a city gripped by heartbreak and terror.
Less than five days later, the key suspects were identified and apprehended, with one dead, the other in custody.
"Nova" follows the manhunt step-by-step, examining the role modern technology — combined with old-fashioned detective work — played in cracking the case. Given hundreds of hours of surveillance and bystander videos, how did agents spot the bad guys in a sea of spectators? Why couldn’t facial recognition software I.D. the criminals? How much could bomb chemistry analysis, cell phone GPS, infrared imagery and crowd sourcing reveal about the secrets behind this horrific crime?