August 4, 2015
A portrait of Chairman Mao seems to keep an eye on the constant flow of bicycles passing the entrance to the Chinese Imperial Palace in Beijing in the early 70s. It was the most common form of transportation at the time. I was assigned by CBS News travel to Peking, with correspondent Bernie Kalb, to interview the deposed Prince of Cambodia living in asylum in the City, Norodum Cianuck.
At the time, the only way for us to get to China and Peking was thru Hong Kong, then by train across the countryside to the Capitol thru little towns until we changed trains in ------ .