Waco: The Long­est Siege

Balonne Beacon - - LIFE / TV GUIDE -

Thurs­day, sbs, 8.30pm

On the 25th an­niver­sary of the Waco siege, this doc­u­men­tary ex­plores the rise of the self-ap­pointed Mes­siah, David Koresh, from ob­scu­rity to prophet, and fi­nally to leader of the Branch Da­vid­ian sect in West Texas. Find out more about Koresh’s ex­tra­or­di­nary global re­cruit­ment ef­fort to ex­pand his bud­ding faith com­mu­nity by mail­ing his tape-recorded ser­mons and vis­it­ing evan­gel­i­cal com­mu­ni­ties around the world. Hear tales from those per­suaded by his mes­sage from as far afield as Aus­tralia, Eng­land and Hawaii, many re­turn­ing to join the sect’s prim­i­tive camp in Texas, where they lived a spar­tan life study­ing the Bi­ble.

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