[Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States of America.] Typed Letter Signed ('Richard Nixon'), as Vice President, to Hugh Burnett of the BBC, warmly commending the programme 'Press Conference', on which he appeared while in London.

Richard Nixon [Richard Milhous Nixon] (1913-1994), 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974, and the only President to resign from office [Hugh Burnett (1924-2011), BBC producer]
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Office of the Vice President, Washington. 22 December 1958, envelope with facsimile signature.
SKU: 21387

1p, 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged, folded twice, with staple holes to one corner. In envelope, carrying facsimile of Nixon's signature and printed 'Office of the Vice President | Washington', with typed address to 'Mr. Hugh Burnett | The British Broadcasting Corporation | Lime Grove, London, W. 12 | England'. The letter carries a good strong signature in black ink, with the merest of smudges coming outwards from the left-hand side. Nixon begins by thanking Burnett for his note of 1 December, and wishes to tell him 'how much I enjoyed having the opportunity to appear on BBC's “Press Conference.”' He reports that 'members of my staff who were with us in London felt they had never seen a better production. Several who have been with me during campaigns when I appear more frequently on television said that this was the best picture they had seen of me!' He considers his 'brief visit to London' to be 'one of the most memorable trips in all of our travels of the past five years and you may be sure that both Mrs. Nixon and I are hopeful that we shall have the opportunity to return to England again in the future.' Burnett is best-remembered as producer of the groundbreaking BBC TV series of interviews by John Freeman, 'Face to Face'.