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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.