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Assassination Attempt / Aftermath #516509

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 03, 1981
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(Studio) 1st White House photograph of President Reagan following Monday's assassination attempt reported released today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Photo of Reagan and wife Nancy shown, discussed; his progress so far considered. [Dr. Joseph GIORDANO - describes bullet.] Amt. of blood President lost mentioned. [Dr. Ben AARON - notes aftereffects of trauma.] Possibility of President's return to White House and resumption of work schedule mentioned.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Remarks today of Press Secretary James Brady quoted; his condition noted. John Hinckley, accused of Monday's shooting, said allegedly meeting parents today in North Carolina federal prison; details given, films shown. Probable psychiatric tests and delayed court hearing for Hinckley mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor (WXII-TV newstape)

(Studio) FBI reported finishing its phase of investigation into assassination attempt with conclusion as to type of bullets used.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Results of FBI's ballistics tests said finding bullets were devastator type; details of bullet's design and function given. Removal of 1 from police ofr. Thomas Delahanty noted. [FBI lab division spokesperson Thomas KELLEHER - discusses danger to President both during surgery and from possible leak of explosive in bullet into Reagan's body.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) President aide Edwin Meese said announcing White House inquiry into administration response to shooting; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Mudd, Roger;
Woodruff, Judy

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