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Hinckley / Parental Visits / Judge's Ruling #744172

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 17, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Cochran) A judge's decision allowing John Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, unsupervised visits to his parents from St. Elizabeth's Hospital, reviewed; details given of the strict provisions for the outings; brief scenes shown of the shooting. [Son Ron REAGAN†- suggests Hinckley go to prison.] Statement from Nancy Reagan quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Dan Harris) The medical assessment of the threat of violence from schizophrenics like Hinckley examined; scenes shown of the shooting. [National Treatment Center Mary ZDANOWICZ†, National Treatment Center Dr. E. Fuller TORREY†- talk about the treatment of schizophrenia via medication.]

Jennings, Peter;
Cochran, John;
Harris, Dan

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