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March 17, 1973: A special evening with country music legend Merle Haggard in the East Room of the White House. Includes performances and a reading of a poem Haggard wrote for First Lady Pat Nixon on the occasion of her birthday. The program was filmed and produced by the Naval Photographic Center. The Naval Photographic Center White House Motion Film Unit Collection consists of motion film coverage of selected official activities of President Nixon filmed between 1969 and 1974. From the archives of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. For educational and research purposes only.