Judy Woodruff remembers the day Reagan was shot

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Photo courtesy of National Archives.

Shortly after delivering a speech at the Washington Hilton Hotel, President Ronald Reagan was shot. Photo courtesy of National Archives.

Thirty-four years ago today, John Hinckley tried to kill President Ronald Reagan.

At the time, PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff was a White House correspondent for NBC News. She watched as President Reagan walked outside the Washington Hilton Hotel, where he was delivering a speech to AFL-CIO’s Building & Construction Trades union, heard the gunshots and saw the president’s press secretary, Jim Brady, lying face down in a pool of blood.

Woodruff recounted her memory of that historic event today on Twitter.

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