Apocalypse, on Location

This is not a picture of the Branch Davidian cult compound outside Waco, Texas, where 86 persons died in a fire last week after the FBI began an assault. This is a reconstruction of the actual site in Oklahoma where, before the last bodies were removed from the real rubble in Waco, an NBC crew was recording an enactment for a made-for-TV movie airing next month. In Ohio, meanwhile, another standoff, quite real, came to a less violent end as the more than 400 prisoners who took over a state penitentiary surrendered. The death toll was still brutal: a guard and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!