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Assassination Try / Moore / Security #485012

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 23, 1975
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(Studio) Report on Sara Jane Moore.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Francisco, California) Film shows President Ford before and after shot fired by Moore. She's 45 and has 8 [sic] year old son. Apartment shown. She was FBI informer of radical groups, but then was converted to revolutionary causes. She worked for "People In Need" program, handing out food as Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) demanded as ransom for Patricia Hearst. [DIRECTOR program - describes her outcries while working on project pointing to martyrdom and isolation.] She called police Saturday and said she would test system. Police found her with gun Sunday. [PATROLMAN - says she was arrested, booked, cited and released. Gun confiscated. She looked like middle-class citizen.]
REPORTER: Rick Davis

(Studio) Inspector Jack O'Shea says Moore called him Saturday to say she might test system. O'Shea warned Secret Service. Chief of inspectors Charles Barca says Service said Moore could be released on gun charge because federal representatives would talk to her.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Francisco, California) 3-4 were under Secret Service surveillance while Ford in city. Police offered to hold Moore; Service didn't think it necessary. 2 agents interviewed her. Didn't think she showed interest in President. Treasury Secretary William Simon says study of Secret Service policies to be intensified.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(DC) [Assistant Treasury Secretary David MACDONALD - says more meaningful definition of threat needed. May need federal law to arrest people.] 300 get special attention every time President travels.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Davis, Rick;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:05:20

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