Go Inside The Hunt For The Boston Bombers In All-New Special

One year ago this month, the Boston Marathon bombings shook a city – and nation – to the core with acts of senseless violence. The worst terrorist attack since 9/11, two pressure cooker bombs decimated the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and injuring an estimated 264 others.

On April 13, to mark the one-year anniversary of the bombings, the documentary special Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers honors the victims of the attack and the brave Bostonians who defended justice for their city.

With unprecedented access to the FBI, Boston Police Department, survivors of the bombings and those caught up in the manhunt, National Geographic Channel presents a powerful and conclusive account of the bombings and the manhunt for suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, told in the city’s own words.

Using news media footage, amateur-shot video, firsthand accounts and dramatic recreations, Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers takes viewers through the tense 102 hours, as information unfolded piece by piece to investigators, the media and the public at large.

Still an open wound for the survivors of the horrific event,  Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers pays tribute to the heroes of the bombings: the men and women who fought to bring their beloved city back from the brink of disaster.

Watch the official trailer below.

Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers premieres on April 13 at 9P.


  1. P Geils
    April 5, 2014, 2:35 pm

    Please do not show or publicize the names or pictures of the two Boston bombers. They were not worth it, and it may give other disturbed individuals ideas on how to become famous.

  2. dan
    portland me
    April 8, 2014, 1:03 pm

    the two bombers did not have rifles they had one hand gun in watertown mass there was over 4000 rounds fired ????????by the cops .while in the boat hiding he had no guns but the cops were shooting to kill yes the bombers did it but when are we going to understand the cops are out of control no longer a police state but a mob of cops out of control

  3. Katie
    April 9, 2014, 11:03 am

    It should be “Inside the Hunt for the ‘ALLEGED’ Boston Bombers”. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

  4. Erin
    April 9, 2014, 8:53 pm

    You are really going to sit there and be ok about making a comment that these cretions deserve something..they took the lives of people and maimed many others whose lives will never be the same. Figure it out and be a human!

  5. Tmoney
    New Hampshire
    April 14, 2014, 8:21 am

    I agree, Erin! how can these earlier commenters defend these scumbags and criticize those who put their lives on the line to prevent them from doing more harm to innocent people and CHILDREN? They had them on tape dropping the backpacks off at the bombing sites. Let me guess – you are going to say how it could’ve just been a packback full of candy since it didn’t show the bomb sticking out of it?? Screw those guys – the one still alive deserves to be maimed and hung – he’s not even worth the millions us taxpayers are going to spend giving him a trial and chance at defending himself or shift blame to his brother. If he showed up in my back yard, I would’ve had my shotgun ready!

  6. Mo'Problemz
    April 16, 2014, 7:29 pm

    This is the worst version of propagande in this case so far.

    To TMONEY nobody has actually seen the tape and the government uses very vague wording when describing it. Do you really think if the tape showed them so clearly dropping a bag they would have taken so long to know who the suspects were? The older brother was asked to be an informant and might have been, it’s beyond me how else the govt would allow him to travel back and forth without any questioning. Then his friends in Orlando, Todashev, murdered in his own home by FBI. His friends “confession” could have been coerced for all we know and it does not match the crime scene. There is so many things to doubt the credibility of the government’s case here and that fact the Tsarnaev has been convicted my the media is a shame. Shame on everyone who just accepts it too.

  7. Francis Scott Free
    April 16, 2014, 10:14 pm

    This show shows how sad the US has become… This would never have happened in a conservative part of the country..

  8. Jesse
    April 17, 2014, 9:40 pm


  9. Jesse
    April 17, 2014, 10:56 pm

    Let me be more clear, this documentary was excellent. I’m from Boston and I witnessed the events of that horrific day and the entire week. The FBI, Watertown and Boston police department did an unbelievable job and we cannot thank you enough!

  10. Michelle
    April 22, 2014, 7:44 pm

    This is tainting potential jury members. How will a fair trial every happen if this keeps up. The “surveillance video” shows him with a white back pack, this doesn’t even make sense, the one exploded was black. to much information is twisted to even get a clear picture of what truly happened. This documentary should have been made after the trial.

  11. Max
    Boston, MA
    June 2, 2014, 8:18 am

    I watched this last night but it’s not clear to me what is actual video and what is a dramatic recreation – the show uses both. In some cases it’s very obvious because we’ve seen the footage a million times already. The “footage” of him dropping the backpack is something I have never seen before and I am not even sure that it’s real. It looks like it could be authentic but I don’t know. I wrote to NatGeo to see what they say. One thing about this case that has been bugging is the picture of the bag in front of the railing by the location where the bomb went off. It’s in front of the railings so it makes sense that the blast went towards the shops, away from the street. The images of the backpack show the backpack behind the railings…so how did they not get blown out onto the street instead?