Book Discussion on Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

Del Quentin Wilber, reporter for The Washington Post, recounts the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. The… read more

Del Quentin Wilber, reporter for The Washington Post, recounts the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. The President, codenamed Rawhide, had just delivered a lunch-time speech at the Washington Hilton Hotel and upon exiting was shot by John Hinckley, Jr. The author details the Secret Service and White House response to the act, the severity of the president’s injuries, and the surgeons who operated on President Reagan. Del Quentin Wilber spoke at Inkwood Books in Tampa, Florida, on May 9, 2011. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida, on May 9-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

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May 28, 2011
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  • May 28, 2011 | 3:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 29, 2011 | 2:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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