LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS SPECIAL SMART JUSTICE: THE JAYME CLOSS CASE WITH MISSING PERSON'S ADVOCATE ELIZABETH SMART TO PREMIERE APRIL 27

LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS SPECIAL
SMART JUSTICE: THE JAYME CLOSS CASE
WITH MISSING PERSON’S ADVOCATE ELIZABETH SMART
TO PREMIERE APRIL 27

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For over 35 years, Lifetime has provided thought-provoking story-telling that champions the voices of women, while entertaining them.  Recently igniting a global conversation with the powerful documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, the network continues its commitment to share important women’s stories with its upcoming programming slate.  Following 2018’s highly rated film detailing the untold story of Elizabeth Smart, Lifetime partners with the victim’s advocate for a newly greenlit documentary, Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case.  The 90-minute special, set to premiere Saturday, April 27th at 8pm ET/PT, features Elizabeth Smart’s exclusive interviews with key players in Jayme’s harrowing case and incredible rescue. Elizabeth also brings together six other well-known victims of abduction for a roundtable discussion to help tell Jayme’s story.  

SMART JUSTICE: THE JAYME CLOSS CASE – SPECIAL – Premieres April 27
This is the incredible survival story that riveted the nation. 13-year-old Jayme Closs, kidnapped from her home in Wisconsin, after watching her mother and father murdered before her eyes. After 88 days in captivity, which began in October 2018, Jayme managed to break free, run for help, and was ultimately rescued. The special is hosted by famed survivor Elizabeth Smart, who was held captive for nine months at the age of 14 until rescued by authorities. Now an activist and advocate for missing persons, Smart leads a roundtable of women who know Jayme’s nightmare all too well, including, Gina DeJesus, Katie Beers, Kara Robinson Chamberlin, Alicia Kozakiewicz, Denise Huskins and Sarah Maynard. These women are all survivors of their own infamous abductions, assaults and attacks and for the first time, are coming together with Elizabeth to help provide valuable insight to Jayme’s story.  In addition, Elizabeth travels to Wisconsin to personally uncover new details and speaks with those closest to her and those vital in the rescue.  Produced by Telepictures, Smart Justice is executive produced by Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey, Jeremy Spiegel and Scott Eldridge.  Mioshi Hill and Gena McCarthy executive produce for Lifetime.

About Lifetime
Celebrating 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series.  Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life now in its 25th year, Stop Violence Against Women which relaunched in 2018, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content.  Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
 
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