228

Date: 
Nov 20, 1972
Location: 
Camp David
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08)
Conversation No. 228-1 Date: November 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:09 am and 11:16 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The recording began while the conversation was in progress. Second term reorganization -William L. Safire -Plans -Retention -Book writing -Slogans, speeches -Treatment by administration -Book writing -Book writing -Inside account -Work with White House -The President’s schedule -Trust -Publication -Public interest -Self-promotion -Television [TV] interviews -Safire’s experience -Domestice and foreign policy knowledge -Jewish background -Henry A. Kissinger -Comparison with Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Work with White House -Honesty -Work with White House -The President’s schedule -Access to memoranda, notes -Safire’s possible conversations with John B. Connally,
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -Press relations Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 9:09 am. Delivery of Life magazine Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:40 am. Second term reorganization -Safire -Book writing -Richard A. Moore -Work with White House -Moore -Kissinger -Sales -Work with the President -Memoranda -Dictaphone -The President’s interview with Garnet D. (“Jack”) Horner -Excerpts for press syndication -Importance to administration -Pre-1972 election period -TV -Post-1972 election period Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 9:09 am. [Life cover] photograph -Sanchez’s view Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:40 am. Life magazine -Text -Editorials -Tone -Pre 1972 election period -Editor
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Louis Banks -[Ralph Graves] -Hugh S. Sidey -Comments on the President’s attitude -Press relations -Ivy League -Kissinger The President’s schedule -Social events -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. and [Patricia Antoinette (Fox) Haig] -Purpose -Cover -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Patricia Haig -Counter-culture, art conversations -Kissinger Kissinger’s list -Meeting with the President -The President’s opponents -Size The President’s schedule -Meeting with Haig -Timing -[Camp David] -Cabinet schedule Second term reorganization -Meetings -John A. Volpe and George W. Romney -Richard G. Kleindienst -Timing -New York -James D. Hodgson -Hodgson -Job offer -Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] -Loyalty
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Ambassadorship -[Maria (Denend) Hodgson] -1972 election -Ambassadorship -Maria Hodgson -Committee for Industrial Peace post -Leonard Garment -Meeting with the President -Commissions -Bicentennial -Italian-American [Volpe] -Blacks -Stanley S. Scott -Retention -Work with Garment -Charles W. Colson’s office -Title -Socialist -Garment -White House staff -Social functions -Rank -Garment -Colson -Michael P. Balzano -William P. Rogers The President’s schedule -Possible meeting with Edward R. G. Heath -Roger’s concern -Timing -Inauguration Kissinger -Possible trip to People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Timing -January 1973 -Need for restraint -Statements -Publicity
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -“Frankenstein” -Mail operation -Price -Instruction for Haldeman -The President’s schedule -Lyndon B. Johnson letter -Response -The President’s reading -The President’s dictation -Rose Mary Woods -Price -Process -Present conversation -Haldeman’s notes -Memorandum for the President’s file -Dictation -Reconstruction Federal-state relations -Democratic governors -John D. Ehrlichman -Illinois -Ohio -Pennsylvania -Daniel Walker -John J. Gilligan -Milton J. Shapp -Small states -Mayors -Administration allies -Richard J. Daley -Walker Memoranda for the President’s file -Kissinger memoranda -The President’s library file -Taping system -Transcriptions -Locations -Oval Office
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -The President’s dictations -Memoranda -Topics -Notes -Value -Transcriptions -Woods -Frequency -Value -Biographers -Safire -Quantity -Kissinger’s memoranda -First term -Originals -The President’s custody -Copies -Memoranda to the President -Custody -The President’s acquisition -Kissinger’s assurance to Haldeman -White House staff -First term papers
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Republican Party -Republican National Committee [RNC] chairmanship -Robert J. Dole -Removal -John N. Mitchell -Initiative -Source -House of Representatives, Senate -Leadership -1972 election defeats -Blame -Peter H. Dominick
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Colson 1972 election -New Hampshire votes -The President’s victory -Analysis -Patrick J. Buchanan -The President’s memorandum -Compared to 1964 election -Lyndon B. Johnson -Minority report -Press relations -Landslide -Status of Republican Party -Registered voters -Significance of landslide -Press -Surprise -Mood -Ronald L. Ziegler -Alice Roosevelt Longworth [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Press relations -The President’s image -News summary -The President’s actions, courage -John B. Connally -Life photograph session with the President, November 7, 1972 -The President’s conversation with Ziegler -[Harry Benson] -Previous photograph session -Mrs. Nixon -Cover photograph -Bobby Fischer -Support for the President -Cover photograph
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Time -Newsweek -Motivation -Response -Colson’s office -Letters -Colson -1972 campaign -Endorsement of the President -Editorial staff -Opposition to the President -Photograph editor -Life and Time -Ziegler -Sidey -Effect on public -Hostility to administration -Exclusion from White House -Cover photograph -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -John Chancellor -Compared to Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -The President’s instruction -Sidey -Conversations with Ehrlichman and Kissinger -NBC -White House selectivity -Newsweek -Arnaud de Borchgrave -Possible interview with the President -Support for the President -Newsweek -Jerrold L. Schecter -Work with Kissinger -Compared with Aldo B. (“Elbow”) Beckman -Intelligence -Jewish background -Ziegler’s view -Kissinger -Buchanan
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Safire -Life cover photograph -Response -Colson’s office -Letters -Advertisers -Donald McI. Kendall -Possible telephone call -General Electric [GE] -American Motors Corporation [AMC] -Unknown person -Program -Justin W. Dart [?] -United Fund drives -Sidey -Edward C. Nixon -Status -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Comments on White House staff -Garment -“Technicians” Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 9:09 am. Memorandum -Unknown woman -Delivery to the President -Typing instructions -Location of typist Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:40 am. Second term reorganization -Unknown woman -Nellie L. Yates -Work pace -Marital status -Patricia B. McKee -Personality -Intelligence
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Beverly J. Kaye -Loyalty -State Department -Tests -The President’s forthcoming memoranda -The President’s forthcoming memoranda -Woods -Marjorie P. Acker -Woods -Secretarial help -Intelligence -Loyalty -Age -Marital status -Age -Experience -Marital status -Work pace -Loyalty -Yates -Age -Work pace -Intelligence -Age -Stamina -Abstention from drinking -Performance under pressure -Loyalty -Dwight L. Chapin -Secretary to Stephen B. Bull [Kaye] -Competence -Bull -Replacement -Personality -Advance man assignment -Ronald H. Walker -The President’s trips -Protocol -James J. Reynolds -South American ambassadorship
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Personality -U. Alexis Johnson -Commerce Department -Anne L. Armstrong -[Howard (“Bo”) Callaway] -George P. Shultz -Business Council -Southerner -Secretarial help -[Kaye] -Compared to Woods -Mistakes -Woods -Competence -Compared to past -Other assignments -McKee -Dealings with people -Compared to Haldeman -Personal appearance -Competence -Loyalty -Yates -Travel -Yates -Husband ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Privacy] ] [Duration: 13s END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 ***************************************************************** -Travel -California -World trips -Haldeman’s staff -Woods
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d)
Press relations -Life and Time -Exclusion from White House -Sidey -Sidey -John F. Osborne -Hostility to administration -Balance -Credibility -Compared to Osborne -Support for John F. Kennedy -Nicholas P. Thimmesch -Intelligence -Work with White House -Sidey -Syndicate -Leak -Inside stories -Ziegler -Relationship with White House -Ziegler -Intelligence -“Heart” -Sidey -Robert B. Semple, Jr. -[New York Times] -“Heart” and intelligence -Thimmesch -Column -Newsweek -Sidey -Relationship with Washington Post -Editorial policy -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis -Stewart J. O. Alsop -Sidey -Exclusion from White House -Kissinger -Cut off of relations
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -White House operator Second term reorganization -Kissinger -Departure -Timing -European Security Conference -Arrangements -Replacement -Connally -[Secretary of State] -Effect on foreign policy -Tone -Connally -Possible role -Assistant President -Political party exchange -Timing -December 9, 1972 meeting The President’s schedule The President’s notes -Secretarial help -Copies -Distribution -Unknown woman The President let and entered at an unknown time before 10:40 am. Public relations [PR] -Rogers -Possible assistance -Memorandum -Forthcoming conversation with Haldeman -Comments on the President’s management of the office -Efficiency -The President’s image -Courage -Kissinger’s role
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Big events -Personal warmth -Compared to 1970 -White House staff perceptions -Public opinion -Surrogates -Emphasis on the President’s personality (“Nixon the man”) -Women surrogates -Memorandum -Ehrlichman reaction -Possible supermarket appearance by the President -Safire’s reaction -Photograph opportunity -White House staff work -Memorandum -Previous memorandum to Haldeman -Result -The President’s TV appearance -Barbara Walters -Long-term progress -Public discourse -The President’s trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -TV coverage -Impact -Press relations -TV appearances -Dan Rather -TV coverage of the President’s activities -Improvements -Network TV appearances -Press conferences, interviews -Press conferences -East Room -Interviews -Oval Office press conferences -East Room -White House staff -Kissinger -Ehrlichman -Kissinger
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d)
Ziegler entered at 10:40 am. Ziegler’s forthcoming press conference -Review with the President -Press pool Press relations -Press trailer -Helen A. Thomas story -Cost -Mrs. Nixon’s recent conversation with the President -Criticism -Francis Lewine story -Removal -Lewine story -Ziegler’s reaction -Schedule delay -Life cover photograph -Ziegler’s view -Sanchez’s view -Display -Photograph editor responsibility -The President’s schedule -Benson -The President’s amd Mrs. Nixon’s previous photograph session with Life -Ziegler’s response -Recent conversation with [Jack Newcomb] -The President’s schedule -Benson -White House contact with Life -James C. Hagerty -Benson -Recent conversation with Newcomb -Unknown woman -Time, Newsweek -White House contact with Life -Sidey -Returning telephone calls -Osborne
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Returning telephone calls -Schecter -Time -Newsweek -Henry Hubbard -Schecter -Kissinger -Schecter -Sidey -Life -Newsweek -[Oriana Fallacci] interview -Future interviews -Clearances with Haldeman Ziegler’s forthcoming press conference -Second term reorganization -Ehrlichman -Story in Washington Star -Veracity -Stories on Kissinger -The President’s schedule -Meeting with Cabinet -Washington Star story -The President’s schedule -Meetings with Cabinet -Announcements -Release -Timing -Cabinet -Previous meeting with the President -New ideas, approaches -Impact of landslide -Maintenance of momentum -Cabinet -Departments -Size of government -Reduction of personnel -Timing -Rethinking in bureaucracy
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Meetings with the President -Bureaucracies -Analyses of departments -Timing of announcements -Anticipation -The President’s schedule -Meetings with Cabinet -Kleindienst -Defense issues -Melvin L. Laird -Departure -Changes in assignments -Value of officers -New job offers -Completion -The President’s decisions -Consideration of recommendations -White House staff -The President’s schedule -Thanksgiving plans -Camp David -The President’s family Second term reorganization -George H. W. Bush -Opposition to Treasury Department appointment -Interest in Cabinet position -Opposition to Walter E. Washington appointment -Haldeman’s message to Bush -Ehrlichman -RNC job offer -Laird -Political significance The President’s schedule -Announcements -Ehrlichman -Dinner -Ziegler
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) Press relations -Life cover photograph -Ziegler’s forthcoming telephone call to Life -New York -The President’s schedule -Sensitivity -Public reaction -Telephone calls, letters -Responsibility -Editorial staff -Opposition to the President -Photograph department -Tone Ziegler left at 10:53 am. Ziegler -Press relations -Tone PR -The President’s image -Rogers’s conversation with Haldeman -Advice on the President’s image -Second term -Management of office -Qualities -Skill, courage, boldness -Personal warmth -The President’s speech to [Los Angeles] Jewish [leaders at the Beverly Hills Hotel, October 29, 1952] -Reaction -Personal warmth -White House staff -Moore -Buchanan -Rogers -State Department -Recommendations -Receptions for the President at United Nations [September 18, 1969
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) and October 23, 1970] -Charles W.Yost -White House staff -Safire’s possible book -John A. Andrews, Jr. -Possible book -Quality of writing -William F. Gavin -Lee W. Huebner -Compared to Moynihan -Moynihan -Ideas, programs -Possible meeting with Haldeman -Technical issues -Announcements -Work load -Appointments -Pace -Colson -Value Second term reorganization -Colson’s role -Forthcoming meeting -Input -Peter J. Brennan -Labor Department -Frederic V. Malek -Transportation Department and Commerce Department recommendations -Commerce Department -Frederick B. Dent -Transportation Department -[Anne L. Armstrong] -Howard (“Bo”) Callaway -Ethnic -John A. Scali -UN job -Italian-American background Press relations
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s interview with Fallaci -The President’s handling -Effect of article -Compared to Maxine Cheshire’s articles -Kissinger’s concern -The President’s and Kissinger’s image -Memorandum -Rogers’s possible reading -Haldeman’s possible rewrite
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] -Roger E. Johnson Edward C. Nixon -Aide to the President -Personality -Compared to Rebozo, Roger Johnson -Roger Johnson -Intelligence -Personality -Mrs. Nixon -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4A [Personal returnable] ] [Duration: 9s END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4A ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------F. Donald Nixon -Meeting with the President -Florida -Responsibilities -Donald Nixon -Relatives -Donald McI. Kendall’s associates
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Telephone calls -Nepotism -Robert F. (“Bobby”) Kennedy -Attorney General -Abilities -Campaign activities -Surrogate Nixon Foundation -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4B [Unitelligible] [Duration: 3s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4B -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------White House staff -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -First Lady’s office -Constance M. (Cornell) (“Connie) Stuart -Retention -Haldeman’s handling -Mrs. Nixon’s chief of staff -Abilities -Intelligence -Personality [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Nixon Foundation Jo Anne (Horton) Haldeman -Handling of Presidential papers -Announcement -Work with Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Loie Gant -Signal to archives
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d)
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -Use by White House -The President’s request for a report -Colson -Hosts -Number of seats The President’s schedule -[Meeting with Bush, Ehrlichman] The President talked with the Camp David operator at an unknown time between 10:53 am and 11:10 am. [See Conversation No. 155-12] [Conversation No. 228-1A] [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule -Meeting with Bush -Ehrlichman The President talked with the Camp David operator at an unknown time between 10:53 am and 11:10 am. [See Conversation No. 155-13] [Conversation No. 228-1B] [End of telephone conversation] Second term reorganization -Military aide office -Changes The President talked with Ehrlichman between 11:10 am and 11:11 am. [See Conversation No. 155-14]
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d)
[Conversation No. 228-1C] [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule Nixon Foundation -Jo Anne Haldeman -Job Ehrlichman entered at an unknown time after 11:11 am. The President’s schedule -Meeting with Bush -Location Ehrlichman left at an unknown time before 11:16 am. Nixon Foundation -Jo Anne Haldeman -Volunteer job -Pay -Purpose -[Yorba Linda] property sale -Plans -Ehrlichman -F. Edward Hebert -Timing -Congress -Standards of Official Conduct Committee -Hebert -The President’s schedule -California -Christmas -Tour -House -Possible donation -[Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox] -Mrs. Nixon
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-1 (cont’d) -Market price -Appraisers -Value Second term reorganization -Problems -Dole Haldeman left at an unknown time before 11:16 am.
Conversation No. 228-2 Date: November 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:21 pm and 1:42 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Unknown person -Manner 1972 election -The President’s observations -Campaign -Robert J. Dole The President’s schedule -Meeting with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Republican National Committee [RNC] -Dole -Risk Unknown person
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-2 (cont’d) -Delegation The President’s files -Personal papers -Substance, details -Vietnam -Trip to People’s Republic of China [PRC] Public relations -William P. Rogers -The President’s memorandum -The President’s image -Henry A. Kissinger -William L. Safire -Hugh S. Sidey -Life -Cut off -Ronald L. Ziegler -Telephone call to New York -The President’s photograph Race relations [?] -Robert C. Byrd -George C. Wallace -Appointments -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Blacks 1972 election -John D. Ehrlichman, Haldeman -Congress -George S. McGovern Rogers -Foreign trip -Negotiation -Haldeman -Charles W. Colson Second term reorganization
-26NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-2 (cont’d) -George D. Webster -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -John A. Scali -Ambassador to the United Nations [UN] -Howard (“Bo”) Calloway [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 228-3 Date: November 20, 1972 Time: 1:42 pm - 1:46 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 155-15]
Conversation No. 228-4 Date: November 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:46 pm and 2:05 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] The President’s memorandum -Date Second term reorganization -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-27NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 228-4 (cont’d) -Super Cabinet -The President’s plans -Congress [No dictation] Second term reorganization -Supreme Court -Reconfirmation -John B. Connally’s recommendation -Retirement [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 228-5 Date: November 20, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:46 pm and 2:05 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 155-16]
Conversation No. 228-6 Date: November 20, 1972 Time: Between 2:05 pm - 2:21 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 155-17]
-28NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08)
Conversation No. 228-7 Date: November 20, 1972 Time: 2:26 pm - 2:27 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower. [See Conversation No. 155-19]
Conversation No. 228-8 Date: November 20, 1972 Time: 4:41 pm - 4:42 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Peter M. Flanigan -Recent conversation with George P. Shultz and Haldeman -Confirmation problem -Effect on the President, administration -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Charles W. Colson -Council on International Economic Policy [CIEP] -Structure -Tenure -Confirmation problem Haldeman left at 4:42 pm.