NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 21, 1972
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(Peking, China) pr&['s. Nixon had unannounced hour long meeting with Chairperson Mao Tse Tung. Nixon's meeting at Great Hall of the People with Premier Chou delayed while he met Mao. [White House Press Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - announced Nixon-Mao meeting, attended by United States Presidential Advisor for National Security Affairs, Dr. Henry Kissinger; and China's Premier Chou En-Lai, De. Director Protocol, and interpreter.] Elaborate banquet held in Great Hall for President Nixon. [Premier CHOU - recognizes differences between United States and China, but advocates friendship and mutual respect between them. Presents toasts to President and Mrs. Nixon.] [President NIXON - speaks frankly of differences, but advocates bridging gulf of differences. Quotes Chairperson Mao, calling for action toward goal of friendship. Toasts Chairperson Mao, Premier Chou, and US-China friendship for peace for all people in world.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor
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