Twenty years ago, just as the world’s attention was focused on Atlanta for
the 1996 Olympics, a bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park. Eric Rudolph
was the man behind the attack along with three other bombings in the South.
He eluded federal authorities for five years despite an intensive manhunt.
Rudolph was a self-taught survivalist and spent at least some portion of that
five years camped out in the Appalachian wilderness. But Kevin Reeve, who
teaches outdoor survival skills, questions whether Rudolph was actually a
survivalist. We talk with him, and former NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr, who
covered the Rudolph case for years.