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Nixon China Trip/Congressional Reaction #462696

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 28, 1972
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(Studio) Political figures in Washington, DC respond to China communique.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) Senator Mike Mansfield says Nixon has faced reality and put down past animosities. Senator Hugh Scott calls mtgs. an important step forward. Senator Edward Kennedy calls communique most progressive document in history of American diplomacy. Senator Hubert Humphrey accuses President of pulling rug out from under Taiwan. Senator Henry Jackson suggests Nixon got worst end of deal. [Senator James BUCKLEY - disappointed that Nixon rejects Taiwan to curry favor with trouble-making country.] [Representative John ASHBROOK - says Nixon treatment of Taiwan will deeply trouble our other allies. United States gave all and got nothing.]
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Utley, Garrick;
Valeriani, Richard

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