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American Experience; Nixon; Nixon in China, 1972 [Part 2 of 2]

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02/01/1972

Nixon in China, speech at banquet at end of visit. Close-up, "Communique issued today...is not as important as what we will do in the years ahead, to build a bridge across 16,000 miles and 22 years of hostility which have divided us in the past. (Cutaway to Henry Kissinger and William Rogers listening)... Our two people tonight hold the future of the world in our hands..." Audience applauds (50', sound on film).


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Series
American Experience
Program
Nixon
Program Number

302

Title

Nixon in China, 1972 [Part 2 of 2]

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

In this three-hour presentation, Richard Nixon's life and political career are reassessed primarily by those who knew him best. The program chronicles his life from boyhood in Yorba Linda, California, through his days as a young Congressman to his presidency where he astounded the nation with his foreign policy initiatives and then left office in disgrace.

Duration

00:01:40

Asset Type

Stock footage

Media Type

Video

Subjects
United States--Foreign relations--Asia
International relations
Presidents--Messages
China
Zhou, Enlai, 1898-1976
Prime ministers
United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989
Dinners and dining
United States--Politics and government
Koppel, Ted, 1940 Feb. 8-
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
China--Politics and government
Locations
China
Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Contributors
Zhou, Enlai, 1898-1976 ()
Koppel, Ted, 1940 Feb. 8- (Speaker)
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 (Speaker)
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
Rights Summary

Footage courtesy of ABC News Rights Holder: ABC News VideoSource (http://abcnews.go.com)

Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Nixon; Nixon in China, 1972 [Part 2 of 2],” 02/01/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3ADA19CD6FBE498F91BDAD1DF8642850.
MLA: “American Experience; Nixon; Nixon in China, 1972 [Part 2 of 2].” 02/01/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3ADA19CD6FBE498F91BDAD1DF8642850>.
APA: American Experience; Nixon; Nixon in China, 1972 [Part 2 of 2]. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3ADA19CD6FBE498F91BDAD1DF8642850
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