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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Court hearing to consider John Hinckley's request for unescorted holiday leave from mental institution to which he has been confined since shooting President Reagan, press secretary James Brady and others featured; details given, scenes shown. Sarah Brady and Secret Service quoted on screen opposing such leave. [Dr. Loren ROTH - cites primary issue to be considered.] Dr. Glenn Miller's testimony quoted on screen; his revelation that Hinckley corresponds with serial killer Theodore Bundy and has recd. mail from Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Charles Manson follower Squeaky Fromme noted. [Dr. John TALBOTT - admits public issues play role in treatment.] Hinckley said hoping to leave hospital to wed former mental patient who killed family. (Artist: Don Juhlin)
- Braver, Rita;
- Rather, Dan
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