From The Publisher: May 3, 1993

For 51 days, until last Monday morning, members of our Waco coverage team waited for the standoff between the FBI and the Branch Davidians to resolve itself. They interviewed federal agents, local residents and family members in an often frustrating attempt to sense what was going on within the compound and what the FBI intended to do. Then suddenly Monday morning Richard Woodbury, our Houston bureau chief, found himself returning pell-mell up Highway 6 from a weekend at home, knowing that the patient journalistic groundwork was about to be tested. He and Atlanta bureau chief Michael Riley, Los Angeles correspondent Sally...

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