Attempted Assassination of Reagan Pre-Empted M*A*S*H

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Examining the history of M*A*S*H.

On Monday, March 30th, 1981 at roughly 2:30PM Eastern, John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C., wounding the President and several others. As news of the shooting spread the TV networks–ABC, CBS and NBC–interrupted their regularly scheduled programming for live coverage that continued into the evening. ABC scrapped its planned …