The Unabomber terrorized America for decades. This exclusive look at Discovery’s new series shows how he was eventually captured.
If you were alive during the 90’s you’re most likely aware of the story of Ted Kaczynski, more commonly known as the “Unabomber.” An American terrorist currently serving 8 consecutive life sentences in prison following a string of bombing attacks targeted at those working in modern technology, Kaczynski’s story began decades earlier in the late 70’s when he completed his first attack. His story reached its peak in the mid-90’s when he was finally apprehended and his identity was revealed.
Kaczynski’s story gained steamed not only because of the severity of his terrible actions but because of the hunt for him was at the time the most expensive and most prolonged in the history of the FBI. The story is also notable for the FBI’s use of profiling to track Kaczynski. James R. Fitzgerald was a young profiler working for the FBI at the time and was largely credited with cracking the case.
The case of Kaczynski is the subject of the new Discovery mini-series Manhunt: Unabomber. Paul Bettany stars as the notorious terrorist with Sam Worthington portraying Fitzgerald. The series is now available on Blu-ray and DVD and we’ve got an exclusive look at the release’s special features.
The clip features the real-life Fitzgerald giving a of insight into the world of FBI profiling with a specific focus on how he was able to decipher Kaczynski’s manifesto. If you have an interest in true crime this is one you’ll want to check out.