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Bundyville

Oregon Public Broadcasting

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A never-before-heard chronicle of the rise, fall and resurgence of the Bundy family, the armed uprisings they inspired and the fight over the future of the American West.

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The Murders

25:07 | May 15th, 2018

The Bundys want to talk about land rights and Constitutional law, but the fights they pick have real, tragic consequences. This episode assesses the damage done by the Bundys, a chronicle of pain that includes prehistoric artifacts trampled by cattle...Show More

The Prophecy

24:09 | May 15th, 2018

To understand the Bundys, and their unwavering belief that they alone can save the U.S. Constitution, you must understand their faith. The Bundys are Mormon and deeply religious, but their beliefs are rooted in fundamentalist scripture disavowed by t...Show More

The Future

32:01 | May 15th, 2018

The Bundys walked free in January 2018, but the story is far from over. The family has drawn large crowds on a multi-state speaking tour. Ryan Bundy is running for governor of Nevada. The national debate over public lands has tilted decidedly to the ...Show More

The Followers

25:30 | May 15th, 2018

Welcome to Bundyville, a ghost town high in the Arizona mountains that used to be home to 200 people, most of them named Bundy. Find out how this family history has helped attract anti-government activists from around the country to Cliven Bundy’s ca...Show More

The Living Room

29:46 | May 15th, 2018

Many journalists have written about the Bundys, and much of that writing has been done during the chaotic armed standoffs the family led in 2014 and 2016. But few people have talked to Cliven Bundy at length in his home in Bunkerville, Nevada. The ma...Show More

The Bomb

25:10 | May 15th, 2018

Dig into Cliven Bundy’s past and find out where his determination to dismantle the federal government began. It’s a story that takes us back to the government’s nuclear test program in the 1950s — imagine bombs in the Nevada desert — and culminates w...Show More

The Battle

43:25 | May 15th, 2018

Our series begins in April 2014 in Bunkerville, Nevada, and chronicles the Bundys' leadership of two armed uprisings and their two victories over federal prosecutors. It also puts the Nevada and Oregon standoffs in a broader context of the growing fa...Show More

Bundyville Trailer

02:16 | Apr 25th, 2018

“Bundyville” is a deep dive into the politics and fringe religious beliefs that drive the Cliven Bundy family and their followers. From prophecies and nuclear testing to white supremacists and radical plans to shrink public lands, “Bundyville” explai...Show More