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Hinckley Trial #78161

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 16, 1982
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(Studio) Role of movie "Taxi Driver" in trial of John West Hinckley, Junior noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Defense psychiatrist William Carpenter's testimony recalled; link between Hinckley's behavior and "Taxi Driver" examined; scenes from film shown courtesy Columbia Pictures. Hinckley's letter to "Newsweek" mag. recalled, quoted. Task faced by prosecutors outlined.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien, Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Possibility that Hinckley's two suicide attempts while jailed were linked with failure to obtain plea bargaining considered; prosecutor Roger Adelman's interpretation of event noted. Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
O'Brien,, Tim

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