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Tricia Nixon speaking with CBS News reporters Mike Wallace and Harry Reasoner on the Truman Balcony, as part of a tour of the White House for the news program “60 Minutes.”
Fifty Years Ago: Upstairs at the
White House with Tricia Nixon
By; Jennifer B. Pickens

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 60 Minutes program Upstairs at the White House. The televised tour was first time that cameras were permitted upstairs for a view of the First Family’s living quarters.

The tour was led by First Daughter Tricia Nixon, another first in White House history.

It was an honor to interview Tricia Nixon Cox about this landmark event, which aired nationally in primetime and to have the article published for the White House Historical Association. → Read Now

Watch the complete tour here→ Watch the Complete Tour No
This behind-the-scenes photograph of Tricia Nixon’s “60 Minutes” tour of the White House was taken on May 26, 1970 by James E. Russell. Nixon, the eldest daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, guided reporters Harry Reasoner and Mike Wallace through the living quarters used by the First Family, including rooms not often seen by the public. In this photograph, Nixon is seen in the Center Hall with “60 Minutes” producer and creator Don Hewitt.

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