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Ford / China Trip #35055

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 28, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford, wife, daughter Susan, 200 newsmen, Henry Kissinger go to China tomorrow. Richard Nixon trip to China recalled.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [On 1971 film, NIXON - announces his intention to visit Red China.] Excitement of 1972 trip explained. Film of Nixon and Mao Tse tung shown. Basic issue for trip, USSR relations with Mainland China. Film of Chinese, USSR border troops shown. Film of Pat Nixon on tour shown. Panda bears shown. Ford trip characterized. Campaign `76 prevents break with Taiwan, formal relations with Peking. Trip may be dull, but that implies normality. Keeping USSR off-balance said important.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Ted Koppel, Ann Compton, Steve Bell, Tom Jarriel and Harry Reasoner to go to China, Indonesia, and Philippines with Ford. Howard K. Smith to anchor.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry

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