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(Studio) Press Secretary James Brady reported leaving hospital for 1st time since shooting in March; his trip to White House for July 4th activities discussed. Films shown. President Reagan noted recently moving in David Gergen to oversee White House press office; his background outlined. Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes discussed; Speakes association with Senator Eastland and Richard Nixon recalled. [March 30, 1981, SPEAKES - announces President's shooting.] Implications of Speakes' elevation to number 2 man in White House press office noted. Karna Small's career as deputy press secretary considered. [SMALL - calls the place a zoo.] Small's analysis of her position reported; Small quoted with regard to Elizabeth Dole.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
- Mudd, Roger
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