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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

The United States of America v. Patricia Campbell Hearst

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

Duration:00:24:13

Tania, the fugitive

2/23/2018
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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:00:17:11

Patty Hearst no longer exists

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

Duration:00:19:22

How an American heiress is made

2/9/2018
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Ep 3 draft

Duration:00:28:22

Inside the SLA

2/2/2018
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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

Episode 1: The Kidnapping

1/26/2018
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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
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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.

Duration:00:01:13