July 2nd, 2024

CNN Original Series “How It Really Happened” Returns with Two-Hour Special on Atlanta Olympic Bombings

Promo: https://youtu.be/X3NajfI5WLw

NEW YORK, NY – (July 2, 2024) – CNN Original Series will debut a two-hour special from the long running HLN Original Series How It Really Happened with Jesse L. Martin. The two-hour report “The Atlanta Olympic Bombing” premieres on Sunday, July 21 at 9pm ET/PT.

In the summer of 1996, all eyes were on Atlanta, Georgia for the centennial Olympics. On July 27 at a celebration in Centennial Park, a security guard noticed a suspicious backpack under a bench. Security and law enforcement moved quickly to evacuate the massive crowd, but time was not on their side – two people were killed, and more than 100 others injured. Several more bombings in the next eighteen months led investigators to suspect a serial bomber was stalking Atlanta.

This special episode of How It Really Happened features interviews with former special agents and journalists who were on scene at the time of the Centennial Park bombing and investigated the case. It also features interviews with friends and the attorney of falsely accused suspect Richard Jewell.

Nancy Duffy, senior vice president, program development at CNN, is the executive producer of How It Really Happened.

How it Really Happened will stream live for pay TV subscribers via CNN.com, CNN OTT and mobile apps on Sunday, July 21. The series will also be available on demand beginning Monday, July 22 to pay TV subscribers via CNN.com, CNN connected TV and mobile apps, and Cable Operator Platforms. Past episodes of How it Really Happened are available to stream on demand now on Max.


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