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20 years in a rear view mirror: a look back at media coverage of the Branch Davidian cult standoff in Waco

Twenty spring seasons ago, local and national media swarmed Waco to document the 51-day standoff between federal law enforcement officials and Branch Davidian cult followers of David Koresh.

It did not end well. Our Back Channels page reprises two articles from those times. The first is a visit to the media encampment in Waco and the second a post-mortem on the financial and mental tolls taken. The articles are bridged by video of an excellent recent report by Fox4’s Richard Ray, one of a handful of remaining D-FW television reporters who covered the standoff first-hand.

Plus, Monday’s D-FW ratings “snapshot” has complete Nielsen numbers for the clash between CBS’ NCAA basketball championship game and NBC’s The Voice.
Ed Bark