NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 09, 1982
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(Studio) Death of Norman Mayer in his siege of Washington Monument reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) [US park police chief Lynn HERRING - claims Mayer's truck and not his person was target.] Shooting shown, discussed; details of siege's end outlined. Mayer's background discussed. [Former associate Seymour DEUTSCH - recalls Mayer's dedication to cause.] [HERRING - doesn't think such situations can be prevented.]
REPORTER: James Polk
(DC) Mayer's background and odyssey across US, include efforts to purchase large amts. of explosives, examined. [Attorney General William French SMITH - notes government's inability to keep records of someone who hasn't committed crime.] [FBI director William WEBSTER - agrees.] John Hinckley recalled.
REPORTER: Carl Stern