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MSNBC FILMS PRESENTS "THE MCVEIGH TAPES: CONFESSIONS OF AN AMERICAN TERRORIST"-WITH RACHEL MADDOW-MONDAY, APRIL 19 AT 9PM

Fifteen years after the Oklahoma City bombing, Rachel Maddow brings viewers the inside story on the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil prior to the events of Sept. 11. 168 lives were lost and more then 500 people were injured that day and now, on Monday, April 19 (9-11 PM/ET), MSNBC viewers will hear Timothy McVeigh's chilling confession in his own words for the first time in "The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist." Drawing from 45 hours of never-before-released interview audiotapes recorded during McVeigh's prison stay, the film reveals the bomber's descriptions of the planning and execution of the horrific attack and offers insight into how a decorated American soldier became a dangerous, anti-government terrorist. Nine years after his execution, McVeigh's voice from the grave resonates today as once again anti-government extremism is on the rise. The film will re-air on MSNBC on Friday at 10 PM ET and Sunday at 9 PM ET.

[EXCERPT 1: MCVEIGH DISCUSSES HIS MOTIVES FOR THE ATTACK]Click Here to View the Clip[*Disclaimer: Excerpts contain recreations with computer graphics and archival footage. Using facial replacement technology, MSNBC transforms the recreations (filmed with actors) into visuals that place graphically place McVeigh into the scenes he describes*]"I'm watching flames lick out windows and I'm watching tanks ram walls and my eyes just welled up in tears and tears started coming down my cheeks as I'm watching this scene unfold // Just stood there in stunned silence. // What is this, what has America become? // But I just remembered that scene and it burned into my memory. I'm emotional right now as I talk about it. // I felt absolute rage.""The rules of engagement if not written down are defined by the actions of an aggressor, okay? Now what rules of engagement would you interpret in examining Waco? -Kids are fair game, women are fair game?""With Oklahoma City being a counter attack, I was only fighting by the rules of engagement that were introduced by the aggressor. Waco started this war, hopefully Oklahoma would end it."

[EXCERPT 2: MCVEIGH DISCUSSES THE EVENTS FOLLOWING HIS ARREST]Click Here to View the Clip[*Disclaimer: Excerpts contain recreations with computer graphics and archival footage. Using facial replacement technology, MSNBC transforms the recreations (filmed with actors) into visuals that place graphically place McVeigh into the scenes he describes*]"Death and loss are an integral part of life everywhere, // in accidents like plane crashes where you lose 100 - 200 people, all these examples I will give you right now are unexpected losses, and that's how I feel. We have to accept it and move on.""I had no hesitation to look right at them and listen to their story but I'd like to say them - I've heard your story many times before - the specific details may be unique, but the truth is you're not the first mother to lose a kid, you're not the first grandparent to lose a granddaughter or a grandson.""I'll use the phrase and it sounds cold, but I'm sorry I'm going to use it because it's the truth - "get over it".