Why Did It Take 5 Years To Catch Eric Rudolph?
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.