157

Date: 
Dec 05, 1972 - Dec 09, 1972
Location: 
Camp David
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08)
Conversation No. 157-1 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:00 pm and 9:31 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See also Conversation No. 233-23] Request for a call to [Apollo XVII] astronauts -Capt. Eugene A. Cernan
Conversation No. 157-2 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: 9:31 pm and 9:39 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Capt. Eugene A. Cernan. [See Conversation No. 233-1] Apollo XVII crew -Eating -Timing -Civilian -Harrison H. (“Jack”) Schmitt -Navy -Cmdr. Ronald E. Evans Best wishes -Apollo XVII -Viewing on television [TV] -Return -White House
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No.157-2 (cont’d) -Significance -Final moon landing The President’s Navy service -Rank Apollo XVII -The President’s interest Vietnam negotiations -Cernan’s best wishes Cernan’s experience -Apollo IX -Apollo X -Saturn V -Night launch The President talked with Evans and Schmitt at an unknown time between 9:31 pm and 9:39 pm. Apollo XVII -Evan’s role -Civilian crew -Schmitt’s role -Dinner Best wishes Apollo XVII -“America” [Command-and-Service Module] [CSM] -“Challenger” [lunar module] [LM] -Landing -Timing -Golf Best wishes -Gifts -Golf balls -The President’s calls to Apollo missions -Support from ground crew
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No.157-2 (cont’d) -Houston, Cape Canaveral -The President’s second term Vietnam negotiations Best wishes -Apollo XVII -Return -White House
Conversation No. 157-3 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:39 pm and 10:05 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See also Conversation No. 233-4] Request for a call to Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 157-4 Date: December 5, 1972 Time: 10:05 pm and 10:34 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 233-6]
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-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No.157-4 (cont’d) Colson’s location -1972 election The President’s schedule -Reception for Californians -Robert H. Finch 1972 election -California -Fundraising -Predictions -Youth -George S. McGovern -Organization -Results -Compared to 1964 election -Statistics -John B. Connally -Secretaries of State -Vote count tampering -Final reports -Arkansas -Missouri -New Jersey -Washington -West Virginia -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson’s victory [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Vietnam negotiations -Possible breakdown -The President’s possible television [TV] appearance -[Henry A. Kissinger’s] cable -The President’s conversation with Colson -Colson’s view -1920s -Normalcy
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No.157-4 (cont’d) -1972 election -Public explanation -Definitions of “administrative mechanisms” [re. National Committee of National Reconciliation and Concord] [NCNRC] -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Effect -Timing -Colson’s view -The President’s previous TV appearances -Presidential action -November 3, 1969 speech -Demonstrators -Silent Majority -Explanation of impasse -Enemy trickery -Colson’s view -Colson’s negotiating experience -Impasse -Kissinger’s position -Compared to Kissinger’s return from the Soviet Union -US-Soviet summit -US bombing of North Vietnam -Public opinion -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Ronald L. Ziegler -19th and 20th parallel -Hanoi, Haiphong -Possible North Vietnamese bluff -Colson’s negotiating experience -Surface to air missiles [SAMs] -Kissinger’s view -Presidential action -Effect -Supporters -Opposition -Foreign policy -North Vietnam -Public opinion -North Vietnam’s view
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No.157-4 (cont’d) -Congressional action -Cut off of aid -George S. McGovernites -The President’s conversations with John B. Connally -1972 election -Congressional “doves” -Strength -Draft -Casualties -1972 election -Peace with honor -Compared to US withdrawal -US bombing of North Vietnam for prisoners of war [POWs] -Possible interpretation -US withdrawal -Colson’s view -Haldeman’s reading of second cable -1972 election -1972 election -Public support for the President -Press relations -Kissinger’s “peace is at hand” comment [in October 26, 1972 press conference] -POWs -Kissinger’s press and media relations -Marvin L. Kalb -Kissinger’s morale -The President, Haldeman, Colson, Ziegler -Kissinger’s possible statement -Forthcoming talks -Timing -Public opinion -Public opinion -Colson’s conversations -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Louis P. Harris -Stock market -Retail sales -Christmas
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No.157-4 (cont’d) -1972 election -1972 campaign -McGovern -Second term -Economy -The President’s possible TV speech -Effect -Compared to [Kissinger’s possible statement] -North Vietnamese intractability -Settlement agreement -Timing -Possible breakdown -Kissinger’s press and media relations -“Peace is at hand” -Settlement agreement -Settlement agreement -Public opinion -Ziegler’s view -Daniel Yankelovich’s view -Settlement agreement -The President’s November 2, 1972 speech, “Look to the Future” -The President’s confidence -1972 election -Press relations -Kissinger -Relations with the President -October 8, 1972 agreement -Authority -Credibility -The President’s speech, “Look to the Future” -“Peace is at hand” -Tone -Possible breakdown -The President’s possible TV speech -October 8, 1972 agreement -South Vietnam’s rejection -Consultation -Kissinger’s trip to Paris -North Vietnam’s view -Twelve changes
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No.157-4 (cont’d) -Labor negotiations -Timing -Kissinger’s return from Paris -Kissinger’s possible statement -North Vietnam’s reaction -US public opinion -North Vietnam’s willingness to settle -US bombing -Incentive -Congressional action -Cut off of aid -1972 election -Status of war -US presence in South Vietnam -Casualties -Air war -Draft -Press relations -Kissinger -Possible leak -Saigon, Washington, DC -POWs -Christmas -1972 elections -Twelve changes -Process -Kissinger’s cables -Tone -Colson’s view -Labor negotiations -North Vietnam’s April 1972 offensive -US reaction -Absence of US statement -US bombing -Kissinger’s second cable -Haldeman’s reading -Colson’s view -Logic -Emotion -The President’s role
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No.157-4 (cont’d) -Kalb -Public opinion -Samuel Lubell’s -Antiwar movement -November demonstation -Size -Intellectuals -The President’s possible TV speech -Effect -Supporters -Opponents -US bombing -Perceived weakness in President’s position -Public opinion -Haldeman’s, Ziegler’s, and Colson’s view -Kissinger’s cable -Connally’s view -Haldeman -Colson’s view -Timing -Public opinion -Press relations -Washington, DC -Reports, troop withdrawals, press conferences -Public opinion -Richard M. Scammon’s view -Compared to Harris’s view -1972 election -Social issue -The President’s view -Scammon’s letter to union -The President’s leadership -Happiness, contentedness -Colson’s view -Kissinger’s return from Paris -Press relations -Washington, DC -POWs -Wives
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08)
Conversation No. 157-5 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:18 pm and 3:25 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 233-11] Request for a call to Julie Nixon Eisenhower
Conversation No. 157-6 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:18 pm and 3:25 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The Camp David operator talked with the President. [See also Conversation No. 233-12] Julie Nixon Eisenhower's location Request for a call to Tricia Nixon Cox
Conversation No. 157-7 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: 3:25 pm - 3:31 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox.
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-7 (cont’d)
[See Conversation No. 233-13]
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Trip preparations The President’s call to Edward R. F. Cox -Bar examination -Results Helene (Closie) Drown -Arrival Tricia Nixon Cox conferred with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon at an unknown time between 3:25 pm and 3:31 pm. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 11s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Weather -Camp David The President’s schedule -Swimming -Work Mrs. Nixon talked with the President at an unknown time between 3:25 pm and 3:31 pm. 1973 Inauguration -Reception for Nixon family relatives -Mrs. Nixon’s conversation with Rose Mary Woods -Church service
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-7 (cont’d) -Scheduling [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
The President’s schedule White House -Oval Office -Lighting -Photograph sessions -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Brightness -Chair -Clement E. Conger -The President’s schedule -William P. Rogers -The President’s office -Comfort
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Conversation No. 157-8 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:31 pm and 4:40 pm Location: Camp David Study Table
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-8 (cont’d) The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 233-14] Request for a call to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
Conversation No. 157-9 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:31 pm and 4:40 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 233-15] 1973 Inauguration -Stephen B. Bull -Reception for Nixon family relations -Scheduling -The President’s conversation with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Mrs. Nixon’s conversation with Rose Mary Woods -Mrs. Nixon -Bull -Church service -Planning -Confirmation
Conversation No. 157-10 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:31 pm and 4:40 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator.
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-10 (cont’d) [See Conversation No. 233-16] Melvin R. Laird and William P. Rogers -Location -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] conference -National Security Council [NSC]
[There is no Conversation No. 157-11]
Conversation No. 157-12 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:31 pm and 4:40 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The Camp David operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 233-17] Melvin R. Laird and William P. Rogers -Location -Brussels
Conversation No. 157-13 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:31 pm and 4:40 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 233-18] Request for a call to Gerald R. Ford
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08)
Conversation No. 157-14 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:31 pm and 4:40 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Gerald R. Ford. [See Conversation No. 233-19] Ford’s location -Washington, DC Football -[National] Football Foundation meeting -The President’s telegram -Elizabeth (Bloomer) (“Betty”) Ford -The President’s schedule -Number one team -John McKay -Speech -University of South California [USC] -University of Notre Dame game -The President’s viewing on television [TV] -Ohio State University -University of Michigan -Ohio State-Michigan game
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Republican National Committee [RNC] -Robert J. Dole’s meeting with the President -George H. W. Bush -RNC Chairmanship -Barbara Bush
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-14 (cont’d) -The President’s conversation with Ford -Senate -William E. Brock, III -Dan H. Kuykendall -Opposition to Ford -Tennessee -Robert C. (“Bob”) Wilson -George A. Murphy -Clarence J. (“Bud”) Brown, Jr. -Barber B. Conable, Jr. -Ways and Means Committee -Bush -Dole’s departure -Timing -Support for Bush -Press release -Brock -Congress -Brown -Elections of positions -Timing -Campaign committees -Bush -John N. Mitchell -Barry M. Goldwater -Dole -RNC Chairmanship -Job description -Meeting on Congressional candidates -Hugh Scott -Candidates -Ford -Relationship with Bush -Support of the President -Political role -Scott -Meeting with the President -Brock -Senate candidates -Ideology
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-14 (cont’d) -Bush -Brown -The President -Brock -Youth -John Kyle -Assistant to Ford -Leslie C. Arends [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Second term reorganization -Cabinet -Ambassadorships -John A. Volpe -Italy ambassadorship -Announcement -Timing -Italian government agreement -1972 campaign -Traveling to US -Catholicism -Announcement -Timing -Successor -Announcement -Timing -Claude S. Brinegar -Background -Irish Catholicism -Los Angeles -Age -Union Oil Company -Civil engineering -Peter J. Brennan -Background -Irish-American -Italian-American
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-14 (cont’d) -Difficulty -Volpe -Deputy Attorney General -Promotion -Richard G. Kleindienst’s departure -Charles A. Wright -University of Texas -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] report -Parties -Divorce -Parties -University of Minnesota -Anti-busing statement -FBI report -Effect -Judiciary Committee -Parties -Divorces -Volpe -Health -Back -Speeches -Department of Agriculture -Earl L. Butz -Retention -Departures -Butz’s view -Soil conservation, county agents -The President’s meeting with J. Philip Campbell
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-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-14 (cont’d) -Bush -Texas -Brock -Tennessee -Ohio -Leadership -Public perception -Southern strategy -Kuykendall -Announcement [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 157-15 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:31 pm and 4:40 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 233-20] Request for a call to Col. Richard T. Kennedy
Conversation No. 157-16 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: 4:40 pm - 5:31 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Col. Richard T. Kennedy. [See Conversation No. 233-21]
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-16 (cont’d) Kennedy’s schedule -Sleep Vietnam negotiations -Meetings -Timing -Henry A. Kissinger’s message on settlement agreement -Location -Laurel Lodge -Summary -Session -Tone -Review of positions -Settlement agreement -Changes -South Vietnam -October 8, 1972 agreement -Concessions -Acceptability -US conditions -Le Duc Tho’s position -Changes -Details -Changes -Maintenance -Substance -Previous agreement -Translation of “administrative structure” [re. National Committee of National Reconciliation and Concord [NCNRC] -Demobilization provisions -Timing -Nguyen Van Thieu -Political leverage -North Vietnam-South Vietnam relations -Renunciation of force -Thieu -Prisoners of War [POWs] -October 1972 agreement -North Vietnamese prisoners in South Vietnam
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-16 (cont’d) -Linkage to US POWs -Section 8C -Kissinger’s conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Cease-fire -Timing -International Commission of Control and Supervision [ICCS] -Preamble -Compromise -US and Provisional Revolutionary Government [PRG] signing -Government of South Vietnam [GVN] signing -US concessions -Tho -Withdrawal of US civilians -Language -Kennedy’s work with U. Alexis Johnson and Barry J. Shillito -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Discussion of modalities -Changes -Maintenance -Difficulty -South Vietnam agreement -US option -Military action -Statement -Dobrynin -December 5, 1972 call to Kennedy -Note on conditions -Tone -Soviet Union-North Vietnam relations -US military action -Effect -Tactics -Stalemate -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -October 8, 1972 agreement -Acceptability to South Vietnam, US
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-16 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s view -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Stalemate -US options -Breakdown in talks -US bombing and mining -Cessation -Return of POWs -Compared to settlement agreement -South Vietnam’s refusal -POWs -Effect on South Vietnam’s survival -Kissinger’s view -The President’s message to Kissinger -US-Soviet Union summit -Cancellation -US bombing and mining -Announcement -Return of POWs -US withdrawal -Cessation of bombing and mining -POWs for military disengagement deal -Timing -Summer 1973 -Congressional relations -Cut off of funds -Bombing -Compared to settlement agreement -Timing -October 8, 1972 -Kissinger’s view -North Vietnam -Kissinger’s talks with Soviet Union, People’s Republic of China [PRC] -1972 election -Twelve changes -Return of POWs -Timing -Summer 1973 -Congressional relations
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-16 (cont’d) -North Vietnam -Blame -POWs -South Vietnam -Congressional relations -Cut off of aid to South Vietnam -US public opinion -Press relations -Duration -Summer 1973 -Effect -US-Soviet Union and US-PRC relations -US-Soviet Union summit -Congressional relations -Budget -Aid to South Vietnam -Bombing and mining -POWs -Emotion of issue -Compared to settlement agreement -POWs for withdrawal and cut off of aid to South Vietnam -Return of POWs -Duration -Summer 1973 -Compared to continuation of talks -Instructions for Kissinger -Ultimatum -US conditions -Kissinger’s return from Paris -US bombing -US bombing -Announcement -Announcement -North Vietnam’s possible reply -POWs -Cease-fire -US reply -Coalition government -US bombing, mining for POWs -Kissinger’s December 5, 1972 message
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-16 (cont’d) -Congressional relations -Compared to settlement agreement -Acceptability to South Vietnam, US -Bilateral deal -Effect on South Vietnam’s survival -POWs for withdrawal, cessation of bombing, mining -Thieu’s position -North Vietnam’s position -Kissinger’s view -Cut off of military and economic aid to South Vietnam -Bilateral deal -Thieu’s position -The President’s meetings [with Nguyen Phu Duc and Tran Kim Phuong] -US aid to South Vietnam -Ultimatum -Kissinger’s balance -Recap of arguments -Tho -Breakdown in talks -Reasons -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Translation of “administrative structure” re NCNRC -Kissinger’s backgrounder -US-Soviet Union relations -Berlin -Coalition government -Compared to administrative structure to run elections -Compared to settlement agreement -October 26, 1972 agreement -Tho -GVN -October 8, 1972 agreement -GVN’s survival -North Vietnam, Vietcong [VC] -Stalemate -Blame on North Vietnam -US public opinion
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-16 (cont’d) -Withdrawal -Kissinger’s view -Settlement agreement -Contingency planning -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Timing -Kissinger, Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Tactics -The President’s recommendations for settlement agreement -South Vietnam -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Breakdown in talks -Conditions -Record -South Vietnam -Bilateral deal -US aid -Congressional relations -Breakdown in talks -Kissinger’s view -US option -Bombing -Congressional relations -Aid to South Vietnam -Military costs -Dobrynin -Hanoi -Kissinger -Continuation of meetings -Settlement agreement -Conditions -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Kissinger’s press relations -Breakdown in talks -US bombing -Rate -Announcement -Necessity -Mining -Cambodia
-26NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-16 (cont’d) -Public relations [PR] -Announcement -Presidential speech on TV -Continuation of meetings -Bilateral deal -US bombing and mining -Cessation -POWs -Cut off of aid to South Vietnam -Effect on South Vietnam’s survival -Breakdown in talks -Kissinger’s proposed actions -Return from Paris -Announcement -Presidential speech on TV -US bombing -Rate -POWs -Advisability -Goal -US bombing -Funding -Duration -Air Force -South Vietnam’s survival -US aid -Congressional relations -South Vietnam’s rejection of October 8, 1972 agreement -Publicity -Compared to settlement agreement -Thieu’s rejection -Bilateral deal -Cut off of aid to South Vietnam -Congressional relations -POWs -US relations with PRC, Soviet Union, Congress -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Continuation of meetings -US options
-27NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-16 (cont’d) -Consultation with Kissinger -Announcement -Advisability -US bombing -Rate -US bombing -Escalation -Effect -Congressional relations -PR -South Vietnam’s survival -Thieu’s army -US dependence -Thieu -Draft cable to Kissinger -Kissinger’s message -Delivery -December 7, 1972 meeting -The President’s reading -Future editing -Settlement agreement
Conversation No. 157-17 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:31 pm and 5:54 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 234-1] Request for a meeting with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at Aspen Lodge
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Conversation No. 157-18 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:31 pm and 5:54 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 234-3] Request for a call to Col. Richard T. Kennedy
Conversation No. 157-19 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: 5:54 pm – 5:59 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Col. Richard T. Kennedy. [See Conversation No. 234-4] Message to Henry A. Kissinger -Vietnam negotiations -The President’s instructions -Timing -Editing -Return of prisoners of war [POWs] -Timing -December 1972 -Compared to July 1973 -US bombing -South Vietnam and [Provisional Revolutionary Government] [PRG] intransigence -Timing -July 1973 -Nguyen Van Thieu’s position -Kissinger’s message
-29NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-19 (cont’d) -Kennedy’s view -Bilateral deal -US-South Vietnam relations -Breakdown in talks -Minimum conditions in settlement agreement -Importance -The President’s meeting with Nguyen Phu Duc -Acceptability to North Vietnam and South Vietnam -Breakdown -[Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam] -US bombing -Kissinger’s view -Significance -Deliberation -Pressure -Kissinger’s return from Paris -US bombing -Option 1
Conversation No. 157-20 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:59 pm and 8:16 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. Request for a call to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
Conversation No. 157-21 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: 8:16 pm – 8:17 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with H. R.(“Bob”) Haldeman.
-30NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-21 (cont’d)
[See Conversation No. 234-8] The President’s schedule -Meeting with Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman -Meeting with [Col. Richard T. Kennedy]
Conversation No. 157-22 Date: December 7, 1972 Time: 9:04 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 234-12] Request for a call to Raymond K. Price, Jr.
Conversation No. 157-23 Date: December 7, 1972 Time: 9:12 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The Camp David operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 234-15A] Raymond K. Price, Jr.’s location -Call back instructions -December 8, 1972
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Conversation No. 157-24 Date: December 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:05 pm and 1:12 pm Location: Camp David Study Table George P. Shultz talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 234-16] Request for a call to John D. Ehrlichman Ehrlichman talked with Shultz at an unknown time between 12:05 pm and 1:12 pm. Second term reorganization -Arnold R. Weber -Job offer -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Shultz’s deputy -Samuel R. Pierce, Jr. -Treasury Department memorandum -Chicago lawyer -William R. Ming, Jr. -Tax case -Health -Tax case -Possible penalty -Fine -Compared to jail -Pardon -Christmas 1972 -John W. Dean, III -Ambassadorship -Circuit Court Judge -Completion of current work
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Conversation No. 157-25 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:30 am and 12:22 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 235-3] Request for a call to Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 157-26 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: 12:22 pm - 12:58 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 235-4]
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Democratic National Committee [DNC] -Voting -Robert S. Strauss -McGovernites -George W. Mitchell -Maine -South -Labor -George Meany -Support for Mitchell [End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
-33NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-26 (cont’d) *****************************************************************
Labor Department -Peter J. Brennan -Recent hiring of assistant -George Meany’s view -Relationship with Meany -Public reaction to appointment -Meany -Relationship with George P. Shultz -Brennan -Colson’s conversation with Shultz -Press reaction -Public reaction to appointment -“Working man” -Tokenism -Black, Mexican-American appointments -Brennan’s conversation with unknown person in Florida -Brennan’s schedule -Apollo XVII launch -Donald F. Rodgers -Martin Durkin -Public reaction to appointment -Brennan’s conversation with unknown person -Party registration change
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Democratic Party -DNC Chairman -Cleavage New Majority -Republican Party -Support for the President [End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
-34NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-26 (cont’d) *****************************************************************
Plane crash -E. Howard Hunt, Jr.’s wife, Dorothy -Death -Chicago -Possible effect on Watergate trial -Cancellation -Delay -Dorothy Hunt -Family -Catholicism -Howard Hunt -Possible effect on Watergate trial -Delay
**************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] 1972 election results -Percentage compared to Lyndon B. Johnson victory in 1964 -Vote count -Press coverage -Republican National Committee [RNC] chairman -Percentages -Arkansas -New Jersey -Missouri -Massachusetts -New York -Rhode Island -Absentee ballots -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman National economy -New York Times -Washington Post
-35NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-26 (cont’d) [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
-Media and press relations -Networks -New York Times and Washington Post -1972 election -[Bureau of Labor Statistics] [BLS] -1972 election -Unemployment statistics -1970, 1971, 1972 -Seasonal adjustments -Brennan -Meany -Chart -Brennan’s reaction -Commissioner -Geoffrey H. Moore -Departure -Teaching -Treasury Department -Colson’s conversation with Shultz -Deputy Commissioner -Albert E. Sindlinger -Economic news -Timing -1972 election -Christmas -Retails sales -Public confidence -The President’s role -George S. McGovernites, media Press and media relations -Life -Hugh S. Sidey -Time -Possible column -“Watching the President”
-36NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-26 (cont’d) -Format -Sidey -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s view -“Martin Z. Agronsky Show” -Establishment -International Brotherhood of Teamsters article -Hiring of Colson -Edward Bennett Williams -Story source -Firing as General Counsel -Washington Post and New York Times article -Watergate case -Edward Bennett Williams’s claim -Colson -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Washington Post and New York Times Lobbying firms -Opponents -Lloyd N. Cutler -Clark M. Clifford -Washington Post -Charls E. Walker -Conversation with Colson -Public relations [PR] -Colson’s firm -Shultz -Connally -Republicans -Opponents -Williams -Cutler -Colson’s role -“Kitchen Cabinet” -Colson’s conversation with Walker -1972 Republican National Convention -Meetings with the President -Establishment -Clifford, Cutler, Williams -Williams
-37NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-26 (cont’d) -Press Media relations -Media ratings -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Edith Ephron -The President’s conversation with Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Compared to National Broadcasting Company [NBC], American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Accuracy in media -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] study -Liberals -Edwin Diamond -Syracuse University study -American Enterprise Institute [AEI] study -CBS -William Small’s inquiries at White House -Colson’s activities -Lawsuits -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo’s friend -Charles Crutchfield -Patrick J. Buchanan’s comments\
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Robert Novak article -Media bias -George S. McGovern gains [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Media relations -Bias -1972 campaign -Robert D. Novak article
-38NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-26 (cont’d) -Precincts -Detroit -Thomas W. Braden -Novak -Buchanan’s article -James Keogh -Kevin Phillip’s article -Colson’s speech in New England -CBS-Washington Post “axis” -Effect -Media credibility -Phillip’s readership
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Study on 1972 campaign -Syracuse University -[First name unknown] McClure and [first name unknown] Patterson -Influence on voters -Issues -Watergate -Vietnam negotiations -Votes for McGovern -Democrats for Nixon -Spot advertisements -Hardhats -Welfare -Voter recollection -Clark MacGregor -Negative advertisements -California -Michigan -Impact -Massachusetts -Haldeman -Robert J. Dole [End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
-39NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-26 (cont’d) *****************************************************************
Second term reorganization -[Internal Revenue Service] [IRS] -George D. Webster -Conversation with Colson -The President’s meeting with Webster -Departures -Retribution -Letter -Background -East Tennessee -Republican -Education -Maryville College -Compared to Whittier College -Solicitor General -Robert H. Bork -Colson’s viewing on television [TV] -Bork’s physical appearance -Beard -Deputy Solicitor General -[Jewell S. LaFontant] -Bork -Drafting of anti-busing position -Network coverage -Frederic V. Malek meeting with Colson -Polish-Americans -Italian-Americans -Italian-Americans -John A. Volpe -John A. Scali -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s effort -William P. Rogers -Compared to Brennan -Malek -Bias -John A. Stella -Harvard University
-40NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-26 (cont’d) -Malek -Claude S. Brinegar -Error -Catholicism -Catholics -Scali -Brinegar -Italian-Americans -Scali -Roy L. Ash -Brennan -Michael P. Balzano, Jr. -Polish-Americans -Immigration and Naturalization Service [INS] -Mitchell Kapelevski [sp?] -John A. Stastny, home builders -Colson’s conversation with James T. Lynn -Polish-Americans and Italian-Americans -The President’s meetings with Assistant Secretaries -Photographs -Distribution to local presses -Scali -Brennan -Publicity -Compared to other Cabinet members -News summaries -Conservatives -Hardhats -Scali -Press relations Press and media relations -CBS -Daniel Rather -Robert Pierpont -Daniel L. Schorr -Watergate stories -Life -The President’s conversation with Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Andrew Heiskell
-41NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-26 (cont’d) -Postal rates -Bill -US Postal Service -The President -Horatio Alger -1972 election -Mandate -Republican Party -Media -Establishment -Photograph coverage -John F. Kennedy -Clay T. (“Tom”) Whitehead -Networks -Economic power -Background -Rand Corporation -Exclusion -CBS -William S. Paley -Calls to Colson -NBC -Possible conversation with Colson -Howard K. Smith -Teamsters -Colson -Tone -John Chancellor -Colson -CBS -Teamsters -Williams -Washington Post -Rather -Administration handling -ABC -NBC -Chancellor -Possible conversation with Colson -Julian Goodman
-42NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-26 (cont’d) -CBS
Conversation No. 157-27 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: 1:58 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 235-8] Request for a call to Charles W. Colson -Colson’s location -Princeton University
Conversation No. 157-28 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 6:50 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 235-10]
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Democratic National Committee [DNC] -Impeachment vote -Failed -Jean Westwood -Resignation -Robert S. Strauss
-43NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-28 (cont’d) -Vote count -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -John B. Connally -Second vote -Radicals -Charlie Snider -Support for Westwood -Supporters of George C. Wallace -Lawrence O’Brien -Charles Manatt -George Mitchell -Come Home Democrats Coalition -Advertisements -Conservative Democrats -Ben Wattenberg -Richard M. Scammon -Possible meeting with the President -Support for the Republicans 1972 election -Issues -Social issues -May 8, 1972 decision to mine Haiphong Harbor -Samuel Lubell -Albert E. Sindlinger -Soviet Union -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Scammon analysis -American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO] -Patrick J. Buchanan -Paper about 1972 election -Richard (“Dick”) Wilson column -Circulation -Herbert C. Hoover -George S. McGovern -Destruction -Harriet Vanhorn -McGovernites -Power
-44NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-28 (cont’d) -DNC -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s views -1972 election -Personal victory -Little assistance -Republican National Committee [RNC] analysis -Michigan -Counties -Vote turnout -Theodore H. White column -Copy for the President -RNC -Centrist coalition Princeton University -Mood -Wendell Bell Colson, II -Nixon posters -Campus -1972 election reaction -Other campuses -Harvard University -Activists -Support for Nixon -Apathy -Tolerance -Young Republicans -Yale University -Columbia University -Ohio State University -Kentucky University -Vanderbilt University -Tulane University -Radicals -Decreasing support for protests [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
-45NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-28 (cont’d) Vietnam negotiations -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s schedule -Return for consultation -Henry A. Kissinger -Continuation of talks -Colson’s view -Settlement agreement -Announcement -Presidential speech -Necessity -Public opinion -Public opinion -Support for the President -1972 election -George S. McGovern -Economy -Support for the President -Settlement agreement -Kissinger -Progress -Public opinion -Normalcy National economy -Albert E. Sindlinger -Consumer Confidence Index -Stock Market -Wall Street
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] 1972 election -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Tricia Nixon Cox -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -1968 election -National confidence -Key Biscayne
-46NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-28 (cont’d) -Future of Republican Party -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Second term compared -Public support Democrats -Internal conflicts -Snider -Report to Colson [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 157-29 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 6:50 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 235-25] Request for a call to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
Conversation No. 157-30 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 6:50 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 235-11] William P. Rogers
-47NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-30 (cont’d) -Conversation with Haldeman Alexander M Haig, Jr.’s schedule -Meeting with the President -The President’s schedule -Return to Washington, DC
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Democratic National Committee [DNC] -Vote -Election -Jean Westwood -John B. Connally -New committee [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Second term reorganization -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -The President’s conversation with Ronald L. Ziegler -Constance M. (Cornell) (“Connie”) Stuart -Helen Smith -Press relations -Salary -Public relations [PR] -Title -Stuart
Conversation No. 157-31 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:03 p.m. and 7:00 pm Location: Camp David Study Table
-48NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-31 (cont’d)
The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:50 pm.
Conversation No. 157-32 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 6:50 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President met with Manolo Sanchez. [See Conversation No. 235-13]
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:50 pm.
-49NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08)
Conversation No. 157-33 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 6:50 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President met with Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
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Conversation No. 157-34 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 6:50 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:50 pm.
-50NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08)
Conversation No. 157-35 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 6:50 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President met with Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
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Julie Eisenhower left at an unknown time before 6:50 pm.
Conversation No. 157-36 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:50 pm and 7:46 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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-51NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-36 (cont’d)
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:46 pm.
Conversation No. 157-37 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:50 pm and 7:46 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:46 pm.
Conversation No. 157-38 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:50 pm and 7:46 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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-52NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-38 (cont’d) [See Conversation No. 235-19] [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:46 pm.
Conversation No. 157-39 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:50 pm and 7:46 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President met with Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
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Julie Nixon Eisenhower left at an unknown time before 7:46 pm.
Conversation No. 157-40 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:50 pm and 7:46 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
-53NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-40 (cont’d)
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:46 pm.
Conversation No. 157-41 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:50 pm and 7:46 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 235-22] Request for a call to Richard T. Kennedy
Conversation No. 157-42 Date: December 9, 1972 Time: 7:46 pm - 7:48 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Col. Richard T. Kennedy. [See Conversation No. 235-23] Vietnam negotiations
-54NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-42 (cont’d) -Message to Henry A. Kissinger -Kissinger’s message to the President -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] issue -Significance to South Vietnam, US -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s report -Kissinger’s performance as negotiator -Concessions -Haig’s schedule -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger -Meeting with the President -The President’s schedule -Leak -Dobrynin -Message to Kissinger