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Assassination Attempt / Aftermath #71001

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 01, 1981
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(Studio) Progress of President Reagan and Press Secretary James Brady reported
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Status of John Hinckley, currently held at Marine base in Quantico, Virginia, detailed; results of government psychiatrists' interview with him today noted ordered sealed by federal magistrate. Defense attys.' position on case outlined.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) Hinckley's background with American Nazi party, at Texas Tech Univ. in Lubbock, and at Yale Univ. in New Haven, Connecticut, examined; actress and Yale student Jodie Foster's role in "Taxi Driver" discussed as possible parallel with actions assumed by Hinckley. Scenes form movie shown. -FOSTER - discusses letters she recd.] Ronald Reagan's campaign stops in New Haven and his canceled appearance in Nashville, Tennessee, where Hinckley was arrested, outlined; further details of his odyssey to Dallas, Texas, Denver, Colorado., (where he applied for jobs with "Denver Post" and "Rocky Mountain News)", and Washington, DC via Salt Lake City, UT, and Los Angeles, California, examined. Presence of "Washington Post" clipping with regard to murder of John Lennon and letter to Foster in Hinckley's room noted.
REPORTER: John Martin (WJLA film/tape)

(Studio) New information with regard to initial moments following shooting of President Reagan said calling into question the-original version of events.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Lapse in White House security plan for Reagan examined; films, photos of shooting shown, discussed. Apparent actions of Secret Service agent Jerry Parr, followed by President's criticism, outlined. [PARR - describes route taken to hospital.] Reagan said apologizing to Parr since shooting; implications of Nancy Reagan's visit with husband today noted. Films shown. Details of President's progress and conditions at hospital outlined; get-well wishes sent by grade school class quoted. Vice President George Bush's role today mentioned. President said still planning on attending daughter Maureen's wedding next month

(Studio) Brady's condition today described.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Edwin Meese and James Baker reported appearing on tonight's "Nightline" to discuss assassination attempt; upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Gregory, Bettina;
Martin, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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