DAY 15: MAIDEN OF METAL AND SHEENA STEEL (11/20 2015)
Pam’s college radio co-host from the late 80s / early 90s, Amy Newman Bonczek, describes the hair metal days of their friendship, as well as Pam and Gregg’s relationship.
DAY 14: “EVERY DAY AT 11:30″ (11/19 2015)
Linda Wojas, Pam Smart’s mother, describes several instances of misconduct during the trial, as well as the effects of fighting it for so many years.
DAY 13: RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES (11/18 2015)
When the Pamela Smart case was still ongoing, several TV stations were scrambling to turn it into entertainment. Legendary TV film producer Stan Brooks talks about how such films and shows are made, and about the Pam Smart case ones in particular.
DAY 12: WE’LL MEET AGAIN (11/17 2015)
J. Albert Johnson, Pamela Smart’s appeal lawyer, talks about the process of having to having to argue the appeal in front of the very same judge who presided over the original trial.
DAY 11: EMOTIONS (11/16 2015)
In this episode, Professor of Law Scott Sundby talks about the role of remorse in criminal trials.
DAY 10: THE CRIME SHOW (11/13 2015)
Some more archival outtakes from the making of the film. This is from a New Hampshire local access TV show about crime, where the Pam Smart case is discussed.
DAY 9: FROM GED TO BFF (11/12 2015)
Robin, who served time with Pam at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, describes how Pam helped her in her pursuits of finishing school from inside prison.
DAY 8: REMEMBER WHEN? (11/11 2015)
One of director Jeremiah Zagar’s favorite subjects is memory, and in this outtake, Professor of Psychology Bill Hirst talks about how quickly memories can be altered.
DAY 7: THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR (11/10 2015)
Here’s an example of some of the wilder reporting around the case back when it happened.
DAY 6: STORYTELLING (11/9 2015)
Professor of Law Richard Sherwin talks about how the story of a person can be created, bestowed, and co-opted, and how that comes to play in the legal system in general, and in the Pamela Smart trial specifically.
DAY 5: NOT ALWAYS WHAT YOU EXPECT (11/6 2015)
Bill Spencer was the dogged local TV reporter on the case. In this scene, Spencer describes pressures that came from above and in a surprising twist, reveals his feelings about the verdict at the time of the trial.
DAY 4: BEST FRIENDS (11/5 2015)
Pam Smart was shown as cold and indifferent in the media during the trial, but her friend Sonia Simon recalls a side that the public never saw.
DAY 3: THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN (11/4 2015)
We catch up on what has happened to Billy Flynn and Patrick Randall, the two boys who killed Gregory Smart, since the release of the documentary.
DAY 2: A SINGLE TEAR (11/3 2015)
In this episode, Pamela Smart reads a short text over the phone to Jeremiah, the film’s director, about her feelings when she was sentenced and sent to prison.
DAY 1: INTRODUCING THE CASE (11/2 2015)
In this first episode of bonus content for CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart, we see a scene that didn’t make it into the film’s final cut. In it, attorney Maria DeSimone looks back and recaps the night in 1990 when Gregg Smart was murdered, going over how it – supposedly – all happened.