One woman. Two lives. Infinite questions.

2/11 EPISODE 1 & 2

Patty Hearst is kidnapped and held captive by the SLA.

2/18 EPISODE 3 & 4

Patty takes part in a bank robbery and the SLA targets the police.

2/25 EPISODE 5 & 6

The SLA goes up in flames and Patty goes on trial.

Watch full episodes of The Radical Story of Patty Hearst


The transformation of Patty Hearst from kidnapped heiress to terrorist is a saga of privilege, celebrity and violence that gripped the nation. Over forty years later, firsthand accounts shed light on one of the most bizarre stories in modern American history. This six-part documentary series includes unprecedented access to Patty’s comrades and confidants and explores who Patty Hearst really is: victim or villain?


9p Part One: The Kidnapping
10p Part Two: The Captive

9p Part Three: The Robbery
10p Part Four: The Lost Year

9p Part Five: The Conversion
10p Part Six: The Verdict