A Guide to Boston Marathon Bombing TV Specials

Marathon coverage leading up to the 2014 race seems endless. Here's what you should keep an eye out for.

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As the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings approaches, TV coverage is popping up on nearly every network that cable can offer. Between specials revisiting last year’s manhunt and investigation, to daily updates and reports on this year’s race, to sit-down Q&As with Massachusetts authorities, the coverage is endless. Below is a day-by-day schedule of who to watch, what to watch, and where to watch it.

108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers
Friday, April 11, NBC, 8 p.m.

It took 108 hours between the start of the 2013 Boston Marathon until the capture of the second bombing suspect. Through a series of exclusive interviews, Brian Williams will sit down with many names who got their hands dirty in the case including retired Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, FBI Special Agent Rick DesLauriers, Watertown Police Chief Ed Deveaux, bombings survivor Jeff Bauman, and more.

E:60 Presents “Dream On: Stories from Boston’s Strongest”
Saturday, April 12, ABC, 4 p.m.

ABC collaborates with ESPN as anchor Bob Woodruff pays tribute to the survivors of the 2013 bombings in this E:60 Special. Note: this will also air Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

Meet the Press
Sunday, April 13, NBC, 9 a.m.

David Gregory will host a unique panel discussion about the bombing, the investigation, and security in America.

Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers
Sunday, April 13, National Geographic, 9 p.m.

Nat Geo presents a powerful account of the bombings and the manhunt for suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, told in the city’s own words. The documentary special will also honor the victims of the attack and the Bostonians who defended justice for their city.

This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Sunday, April 20, ABC, 10 a.m.

This broadcast will preview the security for this year’s marathon.

In Case You Missed It…

60 Minutes: “Manhunt: Inside the Boston Marathon Bombings Investigation”
Episode is now available (with exclusive online extras) at CBS.comOriginally aired March 23, 2014, on CBS.

Federal investigators and agents that worked directly on the case tell Scott Pelley the inside story of the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt a year after the act of terror.