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Jul 29

The Day Ronald Reagan Almost Died: The Many Impacts of the Near Assassination

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On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John Hinckley, Jr., opened fire. In Rawhide Down, Del Quentin Wilber tells the electrifying story of the day when President Reagan nearly died. With the expertise of a seasoned reporter, Wilber uses firsthand accounts to present the events of that day with minute-by-minute cinematic clarity. Throughout the attack, surgery and hospitalization, President Reagan led the nation – with grace, humor and courage – even in the most terrifying of moments. Our panelists will discuss the political impact of the day that forever changed President Reagan’s relationship with the American people.

More About the Speakers

Del Wilber
Washington Post Writer and Best-Selling Author

Craig Shirley
Reagan Historian, Author, Lecturer, and President, Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

Lee Edwards, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, The Heritage Foundation