American Experience: Ruby Ridge

American Experience: Ruby Ridge

Tue, 06/13/2023 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Pictured:U.S. Marshal at roadblock down the mountain from the Weaver cabin.

Credit: Courtesy of Dave Hunt

Before the occupation of the refuge in Oregon, before the siege at Waco, before Oklahoma City, there was Ruby Ridge.

Twenty-five years later, the same question remains: How could this have happened? Drawing upon eyewitness accounts, including interviews with federal agents involved in the confrontation, Ruby Ridge is a riveting, minute-by-minute account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement. Directed by Barak Goodman and executive produced by Mark Samels, Ruby Ridge airs Tuesday, June 13 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.