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Nixon's China Game




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Episode Info

The American Experience: Nixon's China Game is a 90-minute PBS historical documentary that focuses on Richard Nixon's unprecedented trip to Beijing in 1972. Narrated by David Ogden Stiers, the program describes the behind-the-scenes planning that led to Nixon's historic meeting with China's Chairman Mao Tse-tung. Highlights of the film include interviews with Henry Kissinger and Winston Lord, archival news footage, photographs, and a discussion of recently declassified information.


Critic reviews for Nixon's China Game

The program is an entertaining peek behind the negotiation wall, illuminating an episode whose ramifications continue to be felt in the current complicated relations with the Chinese.

November 29, 2017 | Full Review…

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