HBO is premiering a new documentary Monday (Aug. 18) called “Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart,” which examines the media’s role in the country’s first murder trial that was televised “gavel-to-gavel.”
In 1991, Pamela Smart was accused (and subsequently convicted) of planning the 1990 murder of her husband Gregory. The resulting trial garnered massive media attention and “Captivated” looks to explores how that may have influenced the trial and sentencing.
Watch the above trailer for a sneak peek. “Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart” premieres Monday, Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.