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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, 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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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