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Nixon China Trip/Schools, Communes #221689

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 22, 1972
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(Studio) Chinese permit reporters to view schools and communes.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Peking, China) Politics in classroom extends even to music students. Schools have factory workshops where students learn to carry out Mao exhortation to serve the people. Shoe repair workshop, barbershop organized by students. Course in acupuncture offered. Physics class taught by woman.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Peking, China) Red Star Commune, a prototype, includes 75,000 people who live and work there. Rice production increases, even to possible surplus. Hogs, horses raised. Machine shops aren't so successful as agriculture. Home visited - no plumbing or lights, but people eat well. [Mother interviewed expresses hope her children can work to serve government]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan

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