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Date: 
Aug 19, 1972
Location: 
Camp David
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Conversation No. 205-1 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:05 am and 9:40 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Nomination acceptance speech -Delivery of page to Alexander P. Butterfield -Camp commander [John L. Dettbarn] Request for H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's presence Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:40 am.
Conversation No. 205-2 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: 9:40 am - 11:25 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President’s forthcoming acceptance speech -Ronald L. Ziegler's schedule -Return to Camp David -The President's schedule -Writers and staff -Ziegler -The President’s view Camp David -Accommodations -Henry A. Kissinger -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Birch Lodge -Rose Mary Woods, Marjorie P. Acker -Dogwood Lodge -Speech writers
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Recreation room -Birch Lodge -Kissinger The President's forthcoming acceptance speech -The President’s schedule -Lines from previous speeches -Writers -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Patrick J. Buchanan -William L. Safire -Richard A. Moore -Repetition of lines -The President’s People’s Republic of China [PRC] speech -The President’s televised address to the Soviet Union -Safire -Price -Woods -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Price -Phrasing -Pace of work -Content -The President’s reading of a draft of the speech -Price -The President’s view -George S. McGovern -Republican National Convention -Thomas E. Dewey -Press reaction -Campaign -Democratic strategy -Attack on the President -Compared to attack on Richard M. Nixon -McGovern's statement -Rebuttal by the President -The President’s reading of a draft of the speech -The President’s view -Instruction for Moore -Price -Price's role -Quotations -The President’s past speeches
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Press -Moore -Ziegler's view -Haldeman’s view -“Hawks”
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The President's forthcoming acceptance speech -Content -Ziegler -Price -Andrews -Rodney C. Campbell [?] -Mention of God -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Haldeman’s view -PRC trip -Inaugural and nomination acceptance speeches -Lyndon B. Johnson -Objectives -Appeal to supporters -Republican Convention
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Documentary film -Effect on press -Mary McGrory column -New York Times -Appeal to television audience -Exposure -Tanya Savisheva story -Haldeman’s view -Footage from the President’s Soviet Union trip -Tricia Nixon Cox’s view John D. Ehrlichman’s view -The President’s view -Domestic Council -“Jess” story [Harrisburg Pennsylvania tour, June 24, 1972] -Coast Guard -Bill Elliott -Marine salute -Television show -Speech -Price -Leonard Garment -Evidence of the President's concern for people -Ehrlichman’s view -Possible meeting on narcotics -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Clint Eastwood -The President’s televised address to the Soviet people -Tanya story -Appeal Elmer H. Bobst -Staff strength
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -The President’s view -Professionalism -Domestic Council -Professionalism -Sales ability -National Security Council [NSC] -Ehrlichman -Godfrey Sperling, Jr. -John F. Osborne -New Republic -Kissinger -Tanya story -Ehrlichman’s view -Compared to "Checkers" speech -Ziegler -Safire -Reality of story -Leningrad
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The President’s forthcoming acceptance speech -Vietnam negotiations as a topic -Ziegler -Price -Garment -Andrews -Ziegler -Haldeman’s view -Supreme Court -W. Ramsey Clark -"New Majority" theme
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Place in speech -Wording -Belief in principles -Coalition of interests -Ehrlichman -Reception by intellectuals -Compared to use of "Silent majority" -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Popular perception -Wording -Price’s draft -The President’s previous trip to the Soviet Union -Tanya Savicheva -Adolf Hitler -Kissinger -Meetings -Public relations -The President’s efforts -Call by the President to Charles W. Colson -Colson’s schedule -Louis P. Harris -Perception of candidates by electorate -Popular trust in McGovern compared to the President -Staff morale -Washington press -John B. Connally -Buchanan -Kevin P. Phillips -Joseph C. Kraft -Support for the President -Samuel Lubell -The President's PRC trip -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Mail -The President's Soviet Union trip -Other presidents -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Harry S. Truman -John F. Kennedy -Johnson -The President’s trips to PRC and the Soviet Union
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Use of prime time -Reports on Vietnam -Economic speeches -Interest of people -May 8, 1972 speech, PRC and Soviet Union trips speeches -State of the Union speech -The President’s view -The President's ability to enliven audience -Press reaction -McGovern compared to the President -Ziegler's view -Need for substance -Economic questions -Andrew -Taxes -Cut -Effect on net Gross National Product [GNP] -Democratic spending proposals -Effect on net GNP -McGovern’s $1000-per-person welfare proposal -Effect on net GNP -Ehrlichman -Praise for platform -Contrast with Democrats -Haldeman’s view -Renomination of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Reference to Democrats -Possible use of lines by Ronald W. Reagan -Robert J. Dole -Call for unity -Quotas -Discrimination -Ending -Quotas -William S. White article -Call to dissatisfied Democrats -"New Majority" theme -The President's record -Vietnam -Inflation -Tax cuts -Reduction in crime -Environment
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Peace -Completion of task -William F. (“Billy”) Graham's view -The President’s belief in the American system -Possible reaction by crowd -The President's travels abroad -Benefits of US system -Rate of growth, employment, inflation -Unemployment -Inflation -Tax cuts -Goals -Property taxes -Inflation -Unemployment -Goals -Number of jobs -1980 -Perception -Contrast of the Administration’s methods with alternative methods -Harris's position -Colson's view -Kennedy -Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. -Jews -Richard N. Goodwin -Ziegler -Use of “opponents” -Sending programs -Senior citizens -Welfare -Welfare -Inequities -Russell B. Long -Elderly -Source of text -Council of Retired Persons -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] approach -Veterans, elderly and welfare recipients -Peace -Price of peace -Previous presidents
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Tone -Democrats -Barry M. Goldwater campaign -Tone -Type of attack -Compared to administration’s campaign style -McGovern -Handling by administration -Peace, national defense -Political practice -Semantics -$1000-per-person welfare proposal -Ehrlichman -Taxes -Labor plank in platform -Right to work -Youth differential -Democrats’ welfare proposal -Reference to Democrats -Use of “opponents” -Price -Mention of McGovern -Voters’ choice -Competence compared to radicalism -The President's conversation with [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II -Kissinger -Liberals’ view -Price -Harris -Media -Perception by voters -Goldwater -Tennessee Valley Authority [TVA] -Social Security -The President's approach -Agnew -Changes by McGovern -Foreign policy section -Rogers [?], Kissinger Rogers -Kissinger -State Department
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Kissinger’s and Connally’s view The President's forthcoming meeting with Rogers -Haldeman -Kissinger -Number of guests -Haig -Relationship with Rogers -Ziegler -Price -Ziegler -Benefits -Public relations -Emphasis -The President’s possible meeting with Kissinger -The President's schedule -Speechwriting -Possible later meeting -California -Haldeman, Haig, Ziegler -Rogers -Relationship with Kissinger -Kissinger’s behavior -The President’s view -Kissinger's arrival -Dinner schedule -The President’s possible meeting with Kissinger Haldeman left at 11:25 am.
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Conversation No. 205-3 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:25 am and 11:42 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 140-37]
Conversation No. 205-4 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:25 am and 11:42 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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[This conversation continues as Conversation No. 205-6]
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Conversation No. 205-5 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: 11:42 am - 11:49 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon. [See Conversation No. 140-38; three items have been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 205-6 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:49 am and 12:02 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a memorandum for the file. [This is a continuation from Conversation No. 205-4]
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[This conversation continues as Conversation No. 205-14]
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Conversation No. 205-7 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:49 am and 12:02 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 140-39]
Conversation No. 205-8 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: 12:02 pm - 12:03 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 140-40]
Conversation No. 205-9 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:03 pm and 12:11 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 140-41]
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Conversation No. 205-10 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: 12:11 pm - 12:14 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 140-42]
Conversation No. 205-11 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:14 pm and 12:33 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 176-7]
Conversation No. 205-12 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: 12:33 pm - 12:41 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 176-8; one item has been withdrawn]
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Conversation No. 205-13 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:41 pm and 3:03 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:03 pm.
Conversation No. 205-14 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:41 pm and 3:03 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a memorandum for the file. [This is a continuation from Conversation No. 205-6]
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Conversation No. 205-15 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: 3:03 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 140-43]
Conversation No. 205-16 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:03 pm and 3:23 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 140-44]
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Conversation No. 205-17 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: 3:23 pm - 3:26 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 140-45; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 205-18 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:26 pm and 4:22 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Schedule -Henry A. Kissinger's arrival Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:22 pm.
Conversation No. 205-19 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:26 pm and 4:22 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 176-9]
Conversation No. 205-20
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Date: August 19, 1972 Time: 4:22 pm - 4:32 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 176-10; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 205-21 Date: August 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:32 pm and 5:59 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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