Former FBI negotiator Gary Noesner shares his experience working at the Waco siege

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Gary Noesner, Former FBI Negotiator and Author of Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator (

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WGN Radio’s Rollye James speaks with former FBI negotiator and author Gary Noesner. Noesner was Chief Hostage Negotiator for the first half of the siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. He talks about his time with the FBI, the series ‘Waco’ on Netflix, the power of negotiation, and his book Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator.

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