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Reagan Shooting on Radio and TV

On this 30th anniversary of the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, we once again turn to the good old Internet for direct access to archival recordings of radio and TV coverage of the aftermath.

Among the highlights:

YouTube has this clip of an ABC TV bulletin anchored by Frank Reynolds (who later got very angry on-air when James Brady was erroneously reported dead)

And this broadcast fan website has several radio airchecks from that day (of varying audio quality) from Fort Wayne, IN station WOWO

Tonight's network news broadcasts are also likely to have looks back to 1981, as well as interviews with author of the just-published book about the event, Rawhide Down.

(Posted by Feliks Banel)




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