“The media has defined her. She is not that person, this is not her story.” (Eleanor Pam on WABC radio)


Pamela Smart

Eleanor Pam appeared on Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby’s WABC News Talk Radio program, The Ride Home, this evening to talk about the two significant recent developments: the CAPTIVATED movie, and that “the two gunman who killed Gregory Smart are getting out of prison.”  Eleanor Pam’s segment starts at 16:30 into the program and runs to 23:10.

Guest co-host Ellis Henican referred to the controversy swirling around the airing of the documentary last evening.  Cosby, who has interviewed Pam at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility recounted that Pam was “a very different personality” than she had been led to expect from the press treatment of her.

Eleanor Pam is hoping that the movie will help change hearts and minds about the stereotype of who Pam is.

Pull-out quotes from the program:

People hate Pamela Smart… for the sin, not for the crime.

“The media has defined her.  She is…

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What I’m Watching Now: HBO’s ‘Captivated’ reveals why we love vilifying pretty girls


Pamela Smart

Melissa Maerz has written What I’m Watching Now: HBO’s ‘Captivated’ reveals why we love vilifying pretty girls at Entertainment Weekly.  It’s a thoughtful piece about Pamela Smart’s trial, the film CAPTIVATED, and – as the title says – vilifying pretty girls, drawing parallels to Lindy Chamberlain, Cynthia Sommer, and Amanda Knox.  

Some quotes from the article:

Now, upon hearing the name “Pamela Smart,” your brain probably sorted through its file cabinet and plucked out this photo, recalling the 24-year-old blonde and her 1991 murder trial. I thought I knew all the details myself…  And now everyone knows the story by heart. Right?  Not so much. After watching Captivated, the only thing I knew for certain was that I didn’t know anything. And I’m not the only one: Even people involved in the case sometimes get the details wrong…

The most fascinating thing about the Smart case is that while she…

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Thank you, 60,000 times, from Pamela Smart’s team of supporters


Pamela Smart

We had nearly 60,000 page-views of pamelasmart.com in August, and many offers of support and help.  Thank you!

If you are new to this site, please read as much of it as you can.  If you would like to make contact with Pamela Smart, her family and her supporters, please contact Dr. Elanor Pam through email.

We urge you to see the HBO documentary film, CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart.  It does not advocate for guilt or innocence, but does examine the many irregularities of Pamela Smart’s trial, the role of the media in the trial verdict, and the unfairness of the sentencing.

And we urge you to sign the petition on change.org, addressed to the New Hampshire governor and executive council, seeking a sentence reduction, commutation, or parole for Pamela Smart.

If you have other questions about this site you may address them to our webmaster.

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