Press: A Story Made for Television

How the Reagan shooting turned the U.S. into a giant newsroom

Amid the noise and confusion of the attempt on President Ronald Reagan's life, ABC Cameraman Hank Brown coolly held his ground, keeping his camera rolling. The moment shots rang out on his right, reporters, Government officials and bystanders instinctively ducked for cover. But Brown stayed on his feet to capture a series of haunting images that by day's end were burned into the national memory: the President waving, then being jackknifed into his limousine by a Secret Service agent; Press Secretary James Brady...

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