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Assassination Attempt / Aftermath #516106

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 01, 1981
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(Studio) Progress of President Reagan and Press Secretary James Brady following Monday's assassination attempt reported; continued investigation of suspect John Hinckley noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New Haven, Connecticut) Actress and Yale student Jodie Foster reported recing. several letters from Hinckley. [FOSTER - reads statement with regard to her response to letters; discusses kidnap threat.] Scenes from "Taxi Driver", starring Foster and having quasi-parallel with current events, shown. [FOSTER - denies that there's any message in "Taxi Driver."]
REPORTER: Denise Baker

(DC) Hinckley's stay in New Haven and Reagan's visit there discussed; films, photograph shown. Further information illustrating Hinckley's obsession with Foster mentioned.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Hinckley's family reported retaining firm of Williams and Connolly for son's defense; senior partner noted Edward Bennett Williams.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) White House relocation of materials and equipment to President's hospital described.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Reagan's activities today examined; films shown. Visits by aides James Baker and Michael Deaver and wife Nancy mentioned; visit by Vice President George Bush reported canceled due to fatigue. Sec. surrounding hospital mentioned. [BUSH - praises President's recovery.] James Baker's statement with regard to Reagan's future schedule reported.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Revision of original account of President's response to being shot noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Reports on severity of Reagan's wound immediately following shooting recalled. [Dr. Dennis O'LEARY - describes President's condition.] Actual course of events once President arrived at hospital examined. [Paramedic Roberto HERNANDEZ - describes Reagan's condition.] Assessment of situation by Dr William O'Neill with regard to emergency room events outlined.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell Unsigned sketches

(Studio) Conditions of shooting victims Timothy McCarthy and Thomas Delahanty reported; Treasury Secretary Don. Regan reported ordering Secret Service investigation of shooting.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Baker, Denise;
Chancellor, John;
Mudd, Roger;
Stern, Carl;
Bazell, Robert;
Woodruff, Judy

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