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Pope / Assassination Attempt Aftermath #516729

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1981
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II's continued recovery from assassination attempt outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rome, Italy) Special Mass at Saint Peter's led by dean of College of Cardinals, Carlo Cardinal Confalonieri, and attended by William Cardinal Baum and others examined; films shown. Chgs. lodged against suspected gunman listed; Ann Odre, also wounded in shooting, noted still in serious condition. [Rose HALI - describes her wounding.] Prayer vigil held by Ugo Cardinal Poletti and by Mother Teresa discussed.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Rome, Italy) Pontiff's visitors and his apparent condition discussed; films shown. [PHYSICIAN - reads bulletin on Pope's condition.] Future operations noted necessary.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Film of shooting shown, narrated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rome, Italy) Sec. measures surrounding John Paul II examined; films shown. His remarks on risk of assassination recalled; papal visit in Turkey and assassination threat also recalled. Probability that John Paul's style will be unaffected by latest incident noted.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Borgo, Piave, Italy) Atmosphere here following attempted assassination of John Paul examined; films shown. Reactions of several residents (named in report) quoted.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Warsaw, Poland) Poland's response to shooting featured; films shown.
REPORTER: John Cochran

Bittermann, Jim;
Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred;
Lewis, George;
Valeriani, Richard

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