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.
You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for. If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.