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CNN Original Series readies “The Radical Story of Patty Hearst”

CNN Original Series and Bat Bridge Entertainment are slated to chronicle the transformation of Patty Hearst from heiress to terrorist in a forthcoming docuseries for the Turner Broadcasting System-owned network. As ...
January 5, 2018

CNN Original Series and Bat Bridge Entertainment are slated to chronicle the transformation of Patty Hearst from heiress to terrorist in a forthcoming docuseries for the Turner Broadcasting System-owned network.

As realscreen previously reported, The Radical Story of Patty Hearst (6 x 60) will provide insight into the February 1974 kidnapping of 19-year-old Patricia “Patty” Hearst, American heiress of publishing giant William Randolph Hearst, from her Berkeley, California apartment.

Hearst would resurface months later, first as a hostage of the Symbionese Liberation Army, then claiming allegiance to the SLA. In September 1975, Hearst was arrested for bank robbery, tried by a jury and convicted of various serious crimes.

The Radical Story of Patty Hearst weaves together archive footage, cinematic recreation and exclusive first-hand accounts from Bill Harris, the man that abducted Hearst, and former fiancé Steven Weed.

Executive producers on the series include Emmy Award-winning producer and author Jeffery Toobin, Pat Kondelis, Jody Wingrove, Marla Quintana, Julio Quintana, Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox.

The Radical Story of Patty Hearst premieres with weekly back-to-back episodes beginning Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN. The series will also stream live for subscribers on Feb. 11 via CNNgo and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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