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Nixons / China Trip / Politics #244455

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 20, 1976
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(Studio) Ex-President Richard Nixon and wife leave for People's Republic of China
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Chinese sent Boeing 707 to pick up Nixon party Trip is Nixon's 1st out of United States since he resigned in August `74. Met with 3 Chinese officials en route to airport, incling. chief of protocol. His chief of staff, Jack Brennan, supervises plane's loading. 15-20 Secret Servicemen go with Nixon; Air Force 707 pilot incld. Plane interior designed for Nixons. Chinese official from Washington, DC bids them farewell; no United States government representative present. Plane to land in Peking 4 years from day he 1st visited China.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) Cost of Secret Service travel to be billed to United States government West coast KT-TV reporter says bill to come to $250,000.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry
Duration:
00:02:40

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