American Experience (01/31/00)


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Cast:
Henry Kissinger
Alexander Haig
William Rogers
David McCullough

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Summary:
Documentary about President Richard Nixon's visit to Beijing for an encounter with Chairman Mao Tse-tung in 1972, after a quarter-century of mutual antagonism between the United States and China. The climax of a secret White House initiative headed by Henry Kissinger, the diplomatic breakthrough shocked both America's allies and its enemies.