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.