Gavel to Gavel

Friday, August 15, 2014


The 1991 trial of a young woman named Pamela Smart was the first trial to be covered on TV, gavel-to-gavel.  The case oozed with tabloid succulence: She was 22, pretty, and charged with conspiracy to commit murder with her lover and eventual triggerman, the sweet-faced, 15-year-old Billy Flynn. Brooke speaks to Jeremiah Zagar, the director of a new documentary film titled "Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart," about the role the media played in Smart's trial.


Jeremiah Zagar

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