A phone call at 1:30 a.m. always startles, but then came the chill of one simple statement from a colleague — “Turn on the TV” — followed by the jarring growl of the dial tone.
That’s how the news of the Olympic Centennial Park bombing came to me on July 27, 1996, sitting up late at a hotel room 10 miles from downtown Atlanta and typing away on a column about some entirely forgettable sports topic.
Subscribers get total access to this story, and all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive content. Subscribe today, or try a 24-hour or 7-day digital pass.
All Day Access — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24 hours
All Week Access – 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7 days
All Access, All the Time – Print & DigitalView Offers
Post Print Subscriber — I need to register my account for digital access.Access Digital
Registered Post Subscriber — Sign me in.Sign In