Season 17, Episode 12 Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

First Aired: May 23, 2005

“Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst” chronicles the 1974 kidnapping of the Bay Area newspaper heiress by the radical Symbionese Liberation Army, and the 19 months she spent as an “urban guerrilla.” It's a surreal story, told in footage ranging from news clips to excerpts from the 1939 movie “The Adventures of Robin Hood.” In addition, former SLA members tell it from their perspective and explore the roots of their radicalism. “We just felt that there was no future,” says one.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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