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Pope / Assassination Attempt Aftermath #71627

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1981
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(Studio) Reactions of Lech Walesa to attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II rptd; films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Warsaw, Poland) Atmosphere here following shooting examined; films shown. Health of Stefan Cardnal Wyszynski said deteriorating; call for prayers from Franciszek Cardinal Macharski of Cracow noted.
REPORTER: Jerry King

(Studio) USSR President Leonid Brezhnev's message to pope quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Sec. problems surrounding the famous examined; shootings of and/or attempts on George Wallace, Gerald Ford, President Reagan recalled as exs. Films shown. Differing opinions of experts outlined. [Former White House cnsl. Rich MOORE - discusses President's situation.] Moore's further recommendations outlined. [MVM Sec. Company Chuck VANCE - notes risks public figs. take.] Reagan's response to shooting recalled, compared to reaction anticipated from the pope.

Jennings, Peter;
King, Jerry;
Reynolds, Frank

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