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The Shooting of John Paul II #872254

CBS Special for Wednesday, May 13, 1981

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  • Live CBS special report "The Shooting of John Paul II" re: Pope John Paul II assassination attempt, anchored by Dan Rather with reports by Harry Riesner, Robert Schieffer, Doug Tunnell, Charles Crawford, Terry Drinkwater, Robert Schakne, Richard Roth, Burt Quint, Bill Plant and David Dahl.
  • Interviews with Nicholas Rawluk, Dr. Stephen Lynn, Dr. Leonard Rosoff, Anthony Quainton, Father Richard McBrien and unnamed Catholics.
  • Special includes timeline of days events, analysis of Pope's injuries, profile of suspected assasin, discussion about religous violence/terrorism, reactions from Pope's homeland of Poland, reactions from world leaders, reactions from American Catholics, biography of Pope, further discussion about religious violience and political implications of shooting, profile of archdiocese of Los Angeles, reactions from Polish-American Catholics, update of Pope's condition.
  • Remarks by Ambassador Sukru Elekdag of Turkey, unnamed leader of Polish Catholic Church, Archbishop James Hickey, Representative Thomas P. O'Neill, Ambassador Romuald Spasowski of Poland, Vice President George Bush, Cardinal John Krol, Bishop John Roach, Archbishop Terence Cooke, Pope John Paul II, Sister Theresa Kane and Cardinal Timothy Manning.
  • Reporter(s):
    Riesner, Harry;
    Schieffer, Robert;
    Tunnell, Doug;
    Crawford, Charles;
    Drinkwater, Terry;
    Schakne, Robert;
    Roth, Richard;
    Quint, Burt;
    Plant, Bill;
    Dahl, David

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