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40 Years Later: The Attempted Assassination Of President Ronald Reagan

Four decades ago, President Ronald Reagan was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1981.

We look back at that event and consider the Republican leader’s legacy with Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.

ABC archival video: Ronald Reagan survives an assassination attempt.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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