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Assassination Attempt / Aftermath / Secret Service #516312

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 02, 1981
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(Studio) Positions of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford (appearing on "Today") and Jimmy Carter on handgun control issue, following attempted assassination of President Reagan, reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Congress reported beginning investigation of assassination attempt, focusing primarily on Secret Service responsibilities.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Senator resolution praising Secret Service performance and committee 's reception for agent Jerry Parr noted; films shown. Questions with regard to security arrangements at time of shooting examined; issue of FBI's withholding information from Secret Service with regard to Hinckley's arrest in Nashville, Tennessee, during Jimmy Carter's stopover there, noted. [Secret Service director Stuart KNIGHT - outlines agency's minimum response had they known.] [PARR - describes events on Monday]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Treasury Secretary Don. Regan reported criticizing FBI in situation; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Mudd, Roger

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