In 1972 the United States knew very little about the country of China. In face. most of the rest of the world didn't know much about China either.
But President Richard Nixon wanted to 'open up' China, and in this video clip he announces to the nation (and the world) that he'll be visiting Peking and will be holding talks with Chou En Lai and Mao Tse Tung, China's leaders.
The ramifications of relations with China since that trip in 197