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Second Assassination Plot / Moore #242052

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 23, 1975
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(Studio) Woman who shot at President Ford had told police she might do something drastic and they refused to lock her up.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Chief of detectives Charles Barca says 1 of his men, Jack O'Shea, warned Secret Service and FBI Saturday that Sara Jane Moore might be threat during Ford's appearance at Stanford University No incidents at Stanford. Barca says no federal authorities contacted Mrs. Moore until she was arrested Sunday for carrying pistol. Pistol confiscated and Moore issued citation. [Patrolman Charles ANDERSON - says she was cited as department policy calls for.] [Patrolman Jim BALOVICH - says would have never thought she'd be carrying gun. Went through right channels.] Secret Service interviewed her after arrest but concluded she didn't need surveillance. Film shows President Ford when shot fired. Moore rptdly. was paid federal informer in past.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Senator Joseph Montoya cites memo. from Secret Service with regard to Moore. Moore, 45, said if Ford came out of hotel a little later, she would have already left to pick up her child at school. Bail set at $500,000.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Moore to undergo psychiatric exam. in San Diego, California. Moore and son's residence shown. Son cared for by authorities. She was involved with food handout demanded by Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) for Patricia Hearst's ransom. FBI approached her because she worked with suspected SLA contacts. She became paid informant. After year, she became radical.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Her radical friends turned against her when learned she'd been FBI informer. "Los Angeles Times" reporter thinks she fired shot to prove she's 1 of them.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Wagner, Richard

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