30 Years Later: The 1993 Bombing & Operation Tradebom

  • Monday, February 27, 2023
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Auditorium
Panelists on stage in February

On February 26, 1993, terrorists detonated a van loaded with explosives in the parking garage of the World Trade Center. The attack killed six people, including a pregnant woman, and injured thousands. At the time, this was the largest improvised explosive device ever ignited on American soil. To mark 30 years since the attack, Marc Smerling, Emmy-winning producer and creator of the new Apple Original podcast, Operation: Tradebom, is joined by three individuals featured in the program: former FBI Agents John Anticev and Frank Pellegrino, and former NYPD officer Cory Cuneo. Together, in conversation with Museum Director Clifford Chanin, they recount responding to the attack; discuss Tradebom, the FBI’s investigation into the bombing; and reflect on how the first attempt to bring down the Twin Towers changed our world.  


  • Marc Smerling
  • Cuneo and Anticev
  • Anticev
  • Pellegrino
  • Panelists on stage
  • Panelists on stage

Top: Marc Smerling (L); Cory Cuneo and John Anticev. Center: Anticev (L); Frank Pellegrino. Bottom: All panelists on stage.



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Highlight clips, from left: Smerling; Cuneo; Pellegrino

Full Program

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