In Peking on Tuesday (22 February) the United States' First Lady, Mrs Pat Nixon, talked to reporters about things she had done and seen on the second day of her visit with President Nixon to the People's Republic of China.
MV Mrs Nixon talking to reporters (SOUND ON FILM)
SEQ. 1: (MRS. NIXON) "I've a secret to tell you. My husband always has cottage cheese for lunch, you know, he has a reputation for that, but here I'm afraid he's been having the works and he says he'll have to go on a diet when he get home.
(REPORTER) Mrs. Nixon when did you decide you'd like to come and see how the food was cooked and prepared in China?
(MRS. NIXON) I though of it when the trip was planned, because I think all Americans love Chinese food and I know our family does, so it was a real thrill....and then I have something also to the you. I called my daughter Tricia because as you know the 21st is her birthday and of course she was celebrating it right when we called, and she'd said that the television coverage at home has been great. She says, compliment our friends....and so I'm doing that now.
(REPORTER) Car you tell us about Madame Chou's meeting with you?
(MRS. NIXON) Well, she isn't too well but she made the afford to come out and I really appreciated it. She was there go greet me.
(REPORTER) What did you talk about?
(MRS. NIXON) Oh, about how exciting the trip has been so far, and how generous the people are and friendly.
(REPORTER) Did you talk at all about the woman of China, and the strides the made?
(MRS. NIXON) No, we didn't. The man sort of got most of the conversation in and we listened, but it was fun and we had a few little sides. The four of us were seated in the little room.
(REPORTER) Does she speak English?
(MRS. MIXON) No she doesn't. Thank you."
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Background: In Peking on Tuesday (22 February) the United States' First Lady, Mrs Pat Nixon, talked to reporters about things she had done and seen on the second day of her visit with President Nixon to the People's Republic of China.
Mrs Nixon described her meeting with Madame Chou and spoke about Chinese food.
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