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tv   The Presidency Pat - A Tribute to the First Lady - 1972  CSPAN  December 22, 2019 12:40pm-12:51pm EST

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♪ [applause] event -- i amit in a bit of an awkward position because i have to welcome her back officially and i also have to welcome her back personally. protocolur chief of how i should address her. he wrote me a memorandum that said you could call her misses nixon, you could call her madame
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ambassador, but i guess i will just call her pat. welcome home pat. [applause] announcer: for 32 years, it was a partnership forging a political career together. bringing up a family together. over thestrengthened years. she believes that. the companion helped make -- share in the doyle country -- the joy of country, but there bond is also tempered in defeat. >> if this trend does continue and he does become our next president he will have five out. -- he will have my vote. of 1968, theh
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nation welcomes a new president and a new first lady. pat knows that the white house is -- official ceremony, executive headquarters, but more than at any time before it is the place where the people are welcome. every reception, guests find the first lady a hostess of dignity and more. years, therst two president and his first lady entertained 13,000 guests at dinner alone. ladyt is the president's and more. out of here were -- out of her desire to serve, she emerges as a force in her own right. a ready warmth extends itself across the nation when the president begins his legacy
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turning the government land into recreational area. [applause] >> oh my goodness, how marvelous. we wish you good luck. [laughter] >> [indiscernible] >> pat nixon comes to mclean, virginia. medford, oregon. the first lady. elegant but never aloof. reachable. ♪ --, californiat
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has cause for a visit to another country. people, a few feet away, they extend their welcome and she extensors. -- orders the fence taken down. later, there are other hands that stretch out to pat. a rubella stricken child seeking comfort. others equally in need. a cry to the infirmed, pat symbolizes a nation's concern. towards the extends victims of peru's terrible earthquake of july, 1970. pat asked if she could come, they said yes. she brings not only money but plane loads of precious medical supplies.
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feels is what she real. is wife, mother, parent. to this parent comes the special joy of tricia's wedding. lovely. the first lady and the president. [applause] and now, she is officially made madame ambassador. the first president's lady in history to be so made. she promises to talk to heads of state. she will brief them on the president's forthcoming trip to china and the soviet union. in that library i, ghana, the ivory coast, she meets the
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leaders and the people. two common man and to the exalted or, there is the same directness. the same human warmth. they take her to their hearts. >> what pat nixon has seen and heard our product for -- >> she will bring her report to the president. she will leave behind the legacy of the section, a renewed frick -- a renewed free relationship between africa. the trips to china and the
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soviet union are a new beginning in international diplomacy. the president and his first lady go there together. it is difficult for anybody in public life to be in the public eye all of the time, and to maintain poise, character -- to be an example, so to speak. i do not think there was ever a moment when she was not the first lady and her public appearances. >> on foreign visits accompanying the president, the first lady led to the quality only she can. while he negotiates this somber affairs of state, she shows the softer side. , hereport with people interest in them creates an atmosphere of affection and trust. she represents best the president's policy of reconciliation.
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the desire for people to people bonds that reinforce the universal desire for peace. ♪ russia,r return from pat is welcomed by congress and an outpouring of enthusiasm and appreciation. that quality which is pat nixo's to give is received by all. she has been by his side and has been his ambassador through half a million miles, 70 five countries, every state of the union. bond bought -- from their has emerged this new force and diplomacy, goodwill, concern. madame ambassador, or pat, she embodies something of this
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country at its best. a touch of the american dream. ♪ entered theat nixon white house as first lady 50 years ago in january 1969. ,ext, we hear about her work interests and contributions to the nixon administration. house historical association and richard nixon foundation cohosted this event. >> good evening everyone. of our friends here and those watching by c-span and on facebook live, my name is stuart mclaurin. i am the president of the white house historical association. it is my privilege to welcome you to the historic decatur house as well as to the white house historical association. is verys program exciting and we are honored to partner with our good friends at the richard nixon foundation.


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