ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1976
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(Studio) Ex-pres. Richard Nixon ending his visit in Peking; togo to south part of country
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Peking, People's Republic of China) Nixons visit museum of natural history and recent archaeological finds. Nixon greets Chinese citizens. [NIXON - talks with Chinese through interpreter.] China 1 of few places where Watergate not heard of.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara
(DC) Senator Barry Goldwater speaks against Nixon trip on ABC's "Good Morning American" television show. [GOLDWATER - says Nixon could do United States favor by staying over there. Logan Act forbids anyone but President and Secretary of State from discussing foreign policy. Doesn't think trip hurt Ford.] [Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - says shouldn't speak about Nixon's private decisions. Prefers to deal with other govts. through official channels.] [Representative Wayne HAYS - says Nixon went to China because Chinese invited him and he saw chance to hurt Ford in New Hampshire.] Doubtful Nixon will be prosecuted under Logan Act. Trip remains embarrassment for administration
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
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