Quite Franklin

Elizabeth Smart

Episode Summary

As one of the most notorious child abduction cases of the 21st century, Elizabeth Smart revisits her days in captivity only a few miles from her home where she was taken. Living through malnutrition, dehydration, rape and mental torture for almost 9 months, Elizabeth relied heavily on her Christian faith to survive. She describes how she developed the psychology of “survival,” even if it meant outliving her captors over the next 30 years. Often questioned for missed opportunities of escaping, Elizabeth discusses her mindset of being captive at the age of 14 and the fear that was reinforced continuously. Now a wife and mother, she talks about healing, moving forward and educating her children.