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Assassination Attempt / Aftermath / Hinckley #516310

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 02, 1981
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(Studio) Defense attorney's objection to federal court's order for further psychiatric examinations of John Hinckley, accused of attempting to assassinate President Reagan, reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Hinckley's ctroom. appearance today examined; films shown. Arguments presented by defense and prosecution to magistrate Lawrence Margolis outlined. [Former Hinckley attorney Stuart JOHNSON - notes time involved in psychiatric exams.] Hinckley's later transfer to North Carolina fed. prison reported.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Betty Wells (WTVD-TV news tape)

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Evergreen, Colorado) Hinckley family's response to son's situation examined. [Family friend William SELL - discusses family's lack of knowledge about son's involvement with American Nazis and obsession with actress Jodie Foster.] Parents said expected to fly to Washington, DC this wkend.; details given.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) FBI's continued investigation of Hinckley's pre-shooting activities discussed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) President Reagan's progress today outlined.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [Dr. Dennis O'LEARY - notes non-life-threatening level of wound; comments on President's emergency room behavior.] Nancy Reagan and others, incl. Senator Howard Baker, reported visiting President today. [BAKER - praises President's recovery.] White House motive for refusing photos of President mentioned.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Press Secretary James Brady's progress reported; rumors Monday that he had died said initiated by national security adviser Richard Allen. Details given; Senator Howard Baker mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chancellor, John;
Mudd, Roger;
Oliver, Don;
Woodruff, Judy

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