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    U.S. President Richard Nixon was pronounced fit on Friday (24 December) after his annual physical?

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    GV President Nixon coming out of hospital

    SCU Nixon answers question "How do you feel, Sir."

    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: NIXON: 'Oh fine'

    REPORTER: 'You know that whenever you cough the world takes notice. What can you say to allay their concern that you had to come to the hospital today?'

    NIXON: 'It's the best day to come, since everybody is off at the White House. So I figured that this was a good day for me to come for my examination. And as was the case last year I found that I was in good health, just as I expected to be. Of course I hav'nt got the final results here, but they tell me to just go on doing exactly what I've been doing'

    REPORTER: 'And how do you feel about the nation's health at this particular time of the year. How do you feel that the Nation's going?'

    NIXON: 'The Country's in better health this year than it was last year. Health is always a relative matter, we all like to think that we are in perfect health, but no-one is really in perfect health. But the nation is moving forward its healthier, the economy is healthier the chance for peace in the world is better. our people are coming home from wars abroad, and in terms of the relations of the nations generally, the people of this country, between each other I think that the nation is in a better frame of mind than it was a year ago. Not perfect, never will be, but I think we are making progress'.

    REPORTER: 'What can you tell us about Bob Hope's efforts on behalf of our P.O. W's?'

    NIXON: 'I can only say that the efforts that he makes and that anybody makes are deeply appreciated. This is the most discouraging part of our foreign policy at the moment, to got the nation that basically is governed by international outlaws to abide by the basic rules of international conduct anyway'.

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    Background: U.S. President Richard Nixon was pronounced fit on Friday (24 December) after his annual physical check-up at a Washington hospital. This film of his remarks to reporters afterwards is from NBC News.

    Before receiving the results of the tests, he said that he though he would perceive a clan bill of health, as he had done previous year.

    He also talked about the health of the nation, and the Prospects for prisoners of war in North Vietnam.

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