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CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMART
August 18, 2014  | By David Bianculli

HBO, 9:00 p.m. ET

 
This new documentary recounts and recircles the infamous story of Pamela Smart, the young teacher who had an affair with one of her high-school students and was convicted of conspiring with him and his friends to kill her husband. Smart continues to profess her innocence, this documentary spends a good deal of time excoriating the media, but the pertinent information in this narrative is doled out slowly and somewhat confusingly. One thing that leaps out, though: Despite all the headlines and news stories to the contrary, Pamela Smart was not a teacher – just someone who worked with, and advised on, educational media. For a full review, see Eric Gould’s Cold Light Reader.
 
 
 
 
 
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