In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan outside a Washington hotel in an effort to demonstrate his devotion to the actress Jodie Foster. After more than three decades in a government psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C., Hinckley is now being released to live full-time with his mother.
Journalist Eddie Dean has been tracking Hinckley's case for years and talks with Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti about what Hinckley's release means.
Eddie Dean, contributing editor at Washingtonian magazine.
This segment aired on July 27, 2016.