As the sun rose on the Olympic flame over Atlanta on Saturday, July 27, 1996… the search for those responsible for the Olympic bombing was the top priority of every law enforcement agency in the country.
At the same time, one man, the former cop turned security guard who had helped evacuate so many people at the site of the bombing, was being hailed as a hero.
Richard Jewell WAS the “Man of The Hour." But in newsrooms around the world…a tremor from down deep below the surface of the story began to rumble. A new piece of information would change the focus of the investigation, the story…and the course of a man’s life.
Soon, Jewell – the “hero” – was in the fight of his life, sparked by an influential informant with a personal ax to grind.