Network: Smithsonian Channel
Airs: Fall of 2017
Part of the network series: The Lost Tapes
Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was brutally kidnapped from her Berkeley, California apartment on Feb. 4, 1974. For the next year-and-a-half, the daughter of one of America’s wealthiest families was held captive by an unknown group called The Symbionese Liberation Army. At one point, Hearst was seen as a member of the group, even helping to rob a bank, armed with a machine gun. Several members of the group were killed in a Los Angeles house fire following a shootout with the LAPD. Hearst was eventually found by the FBI. Her story — told here with no narration and no interviews, just rare and some previously not broadcast material — is a gripping tale of an American revolution story gone wrong.