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Patty Has a Gun: The Life and Crimes of Patricia Hearst

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In February 1974, a radical organization called the SLA shocked America with the kidnapping of 19-year-old heiress Patricia Hearst. But within weeks, the young woman known to the world as "Patty" would do something even more disturbing: She would join her captors in their violent crimes. It created a chilling question that still divides America today: Was Patty Hearst a victim of brainwashing, or did this California college student willingly become an armed terrorist? With help from expert analysts, this CNN podcast re-examines the evidence. For more on the Patty Hearst kidnapping, watch CNN's "The Radical Story of Patty Hearst" on Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning February 11.

In February 1974, a radical organization called the SLA shocked America with the kidnapping of 19-year-old heiress Patricia Hearst. But within weeks, the young woman known to the world as "Patty" would do something even more disturbing: She would join her captors in their violent crimes. It created a chilling question that still divides America today: Was Patty Hearst a victim of brainwashing, or did this California college student willingly become an armed terrorist? With help from expert analysts, this CNN podcast re-examines the evidence. For more on the Patty Hearst kidnapping, watch CNN's "The Radical Story of Patty Hearst" on Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning February 11.

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In February 1974, a radical organization called the SLA shocked America with the kidnapping of 19-year-old heiress Patricia Hearst. But within weeks, the young woman known to the world as "Patty" would do something even more disturbing: She would join her captors in their violent crimes. It created a chilling question that still divides America today: Was Patty Hearst a victim of brainwashing, or did this California college student willingly become an armed terrorist? With help from expert analysts, this CNN podcast re-examines the evidence. For more on the Patty Hearst kidnapping, watch CNN's "The Radical Story of Patty Hearst" on Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning February 11.

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English


Episodes

The United States of America v. Patricia Campbell Hearst

3/2/2018
On September 18, 1975, Patricia Hearst's brief life of crime came to an end. Here's what happened next.

Duration:00:24:34

Tania, the fugitive

2/23/2018
After participating in an armed bank robbery, Patricia Hearst -- now known as Tania -- went on the run. For more than a year, the young heiress evaded authorities as she crossed the US from coast to coast.

Duration:00:17:40

Patty Hearst no longer exists

2/16/2018
Within two months of her abduction, kidnap victim Patricia Hearst made an announcement that shocked the world.

Duration:00:20:24

How an American heiress is made

2/9/2018
Before she was kidnapped, little was known about UC-Berkeley student Patricia Hearst. But after she was snatched from her home near campus, the world got an inside look at one of America's most powerful families.

Duration:00:29:55

Inside the SLA

2/2/2018
Of all the radical groups that emerged during the 1960s and '70s, the Symbionese Liberation Army is largely unknown, despite carrying out one of the biggest crimes in American history: the kidnapping of media heiress Patricia Hearst.

Duration:00:27:36

The Kidnapping

1/26/2018
On the night of February 4, 1974, a young woman approached a modest apartment at 2603 Benvenue Avenue in Berkeley, California. What happened next was so violent and shocking that it captivated a nation -- and changed the course of one 19-year-old heiress's life.

Duration:00:23:58

The curious case of Patty Hearst

12/8/2017
Join CNN's chief legal analyst and "American Heiress" author Jeffrey Toobin as he re-examines the evidence around one of the most bizarre crimes in American history. For more on the Patty Hearst kidnapping, watch CNN's "The Radical Story of Patty Hearst" on Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning February 11.

Duration:00:02:21