It Was One of the Most Gripping News Events of the 1970s, and Now a New TV Production Goes Inside the Patty Hearst Saga

Nov 22, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Soon to be married college student. Blue-blooded heiress to a family fortune. Kidnap victim. Terrorist sympathizer. Bank robber.

Patricia “Patty” Hearst was all of these things as the case of her February 1974 abduction and subsequent transition to an active accomplice in a crime spree with a left-wing urban guerrilla group dominated the news for 19 months.

The latest installment of Smithsonian Channel’s “The Lost Tapes,” premiering this Sunday, tells the inside story of this riveting episode in American history. TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin sat down with series producer Tom Jennings of 1895 Films to get the rest of the story — please click here to read the interview.

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