375

Date: 
Oct 24, 1972 - Oct 26, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
Conversation No. 373-25/375-1 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:05 pm and 6:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John B. Connally. This recording began at an unknown time after 6:05 pm while the conversation was in progress. [An unknown portion of this conversation was not recorded while the tape was changed] ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 2m 12s ]
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Connally left at 6:25 pm. Watergate -Washington Post story -Secret fund -Disbursement G[eorge] Gordon Liddy -Source -Grand jury testimony -Hugh Sloan -Haldeman -John N. Mitchell -Authorization to disburse money -E. Howard Hunt, Jr. -Ronald L. Ziegler
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Mitchell, Haldeman -Secret fund -Donald H. Segretti -Hunt -Maurice Stans -Mitchell -Haldeman -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Transfer -Stans -John D. Ehrlichman -Sloan’s grand jury testimony -Washington Post source -Grand jury, US Attorney -Time magazine -Grand Jury, Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] Haldeman left at 6:30 pm.
Conversation No. 375-2 Date: October 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:34 pm and 6:40 pm Location: Executive Office Building Manolo Sanchez met with an unknown person. [Unintelligible] Sanchez and the unknown person left at an unknown time before 6:40 pm.
Conversation No. 375-3 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 am and 10:01 am
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam peace settlement -Political candidates -Offer of terms -Possible effects on negotiations -George S. McGovern -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Cambodia -Laos -The President’s instructions -Kissinger’s forthcoming statements
Conversation No. 375-4 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 am and 10:01 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Haldeman’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with the President
Conversation No. 375-5 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 10:01 am - 12:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 4m 17s ]
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Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 11:04 am. [Conversation No. 375-5A] [See Conversation No. 32-44] [End of telephone conversation] Haldeman talked with an unknown woman from Dwight L. Chapin’s office at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 11:04 am. [Conversation No. 375-5I] [See Conversation No. 32-44B] [End of telephone conversation] [Conversation No. 375-5J] [See Conversation No. 32-45] [End of telephone conversation]
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5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) [Duration: 1m 54s ]
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Vietnam peace settlement negotiations -The president’s schedule -Henry A. Kissinger’s forthcoming briefing -Possible developments before election -Press statements -The president’s schedule -Ohio -Possible statements regarding Vietnam -Lack of a statement -Long Island -“Peace with honor” -Negotiations -“Peace with honor” -“Peace with surrender” -Kissinger’s forthcoming statement -Procedures -Content -Four party signatory compared to two party signatory -Point of statement -Tone -Haldeman’s view -Provisions of agreement -Prisoners of war [POWs] -May 8, 1972 proposals -POWs, cease-fire -Coalition compared to self-determination for South Vietnamese -Position -The President’s involvement -Press reaction -US accomplishments -Kissinger’s style Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:01 am and
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) 11:04 am. [Conversation No. 375-5B] [See Conversation No. 32 – 46] [End of telephone conversation] -Cancellation of trip -Implication -Kissinger’s view -McGovern’s strategy -Nguyen Van Thieu Haldeman talked with Chapin at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 11:04 am. [Conversation No. 375-5C] [See Conversation No. 32-47; one item has been withdrawn] Vietnam peace settlement -Kissinger’s statement -Prospects for peace -McGovern’s advisor’s criticism -Timing of settlement compared to the 1972 election -Haldeman’s view -Kissinger -Thieu -Television [TV] appearance -Haldeman’s handling -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s handling -Public impression -Political considerations -Timing -Character of settlement -Compared with 1962 Laotian settlement -Kissinger’s view -Type of settlement -Kissinger’s view -Problems with public impression -Thieu’s role
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -North Vietnamese pressure -US -Importance of Kissinger’s statement -McGovern’s position on Vietnam -Strategy -Thieu -Kissinger -Timing of pact -October 31, 1972 -Thieu -Military -Kissinger’s statement -Nature of argument -Translation issues -Ambiguity -Implementation of cease-fire 1972 campaign issues -Administration strategy -Patrick J. Buchanan’s view -Response to corruption charges -Reassurance of US allies -The President’s view -Aggressive policy -Buchanan’s view -Public sentiment -Watergate -Vietnam issue -The President’s forthcoming speeches -Raymond K. Price, Jr.’s office -Campaign trip -Farm speech, “Radio Address on the American Farmer” -Schedule -Motorcade -Schedule -Possible statement on defense -Defense foreign policy issue -Focus on defense issues -McGovern's changes in positions -Foreign policy -Scheduling
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Ohio -Price -Kissinger -Timing -Administration position review -Haldeman’s forthcoming meeting with Kissinger -Domestic issues -Washington Post story on the President's October 25, 1972 speech -Compared to story on McGovern’s television speech -Vietnam -Implications of story -Education -Aid to parochial schools -Busing -Catholics -TV -Vietnam -Options -Vietnam peace settlement possibility -Timing compared with the election -possible public perceptions
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Haldeman talked with Chapin at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 11:04 am. [Conversation No. 375-5D] [See Conversation No. 32-48; One item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation]
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9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) ********************************************************** House Resolution [HR] 1 legislation -John D. Ehrlichman’s view -Timing Vietnam peace settlement negotiations -Democratic Republic of Vietnam [DRV] [North Vietnam] strategy -Thieu -Desire to end war -US response -The President’s view -October 31, 1972 -Bombing halt -Kissinger’s position -Meeting with Le Duc Tho -The President’s response -Haig -American public -Lyndon B. Johnson -Media commentator’s point, October 23, 1972 -Progress in negotiations -Kissinger's conversations with Max Frankel, Richard (“Dick”) Wilson, William F. Buckley, Jr., William White, Howard, K. Smith Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:01 am. Food request Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:04 am. White House schedule -Daily strategy meeting attendance -Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Colson -Clark MacGregor -Corruption issue -8:15 am meeting -MacGregor, Robert H. Finch, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Peter M. Flanigan, Herbert G. Klein, Herbert Stein, Caspar W.(“Cap”) Weinberger
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Kissinger and the Vietnam peace settlement negotiations -The President’s view -North Vietnamese actions Harry S. Dent An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 10:01 am. Telephone call request by William M. Colmer -Administrative assistant [Trent Lott] The unknown man left at an unknown time before 11:04 am. Vietnam telephone poll -The President’s request -Release of prisoners of war [POWs] -Cease-fire -Non-communist government in South Vietnam -Issue of bombing halt during negotiations -Public reaction
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Vietnam peace settlement -McGovern’s position -North Vietnamese position -Issue of provisional government -Possible impact of 1972 election -Kissinger’s concerns
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Polls -Haldeman’s recent conversation with Kissinger -George H. Gallup -Results -Louis P. Harris -Forthcoming results -Timing of remaining polls -North Vietnamese options -Possible assassination of Thieu -Possible bloodbath in South Vietnam -McGovern’s position -North Vietnam -Thieu -Administration poll -Interpretation -Public perception -Thieu -Administration efforts -Type of settlement -Kissinger's statement and briefing preparation -John A. Scali, Ronald L. Ziegler -Possible question and answer [Q&A] session -Colson, Ehrlichman
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Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 12:16 pm. [Conversation No. 375-5E]
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) [See Conversation No. 32-49] Haldeman talked with Chapin at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 12:16 pm.
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[See Conversation No. 32-49; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation]
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Motorcade security -Robert H. Taylor -Speed -Small towns -Stopping for flowers from people -Hecklers -Communications between the President and driver -Microphone -Taylor -Chicago -Varying speed -Locations of bands in relation to the President -Possible plans for demonstrators -Atlanta -Richard B. Ogilvie, Charles H. Percy -Location of press -Highways compared with main streets -Previous trip to Westchester County, NY -Observers
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Crowd control -Exposure to crowd -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
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1972 campaign -Vietnam peace settlement negotiations -Kissinger's statement -Scali -Kissinger -Advice -Instructions for the staff -Vietnam -News summary -Public perception -Administration strategy -Response to McGovern's Vietnam stance -“Peace with surrender” -Sabotage and campaign practices -TV audience size for McGovern's speech Haldeman talked with an unknown person on his staff at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 12:16 pm. TV audience share figures -McGovern's speech on corruption -Connally's broadcast [End of telephone conversation]
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) McGovern's speech on corruption -Audience for television broadcast -New York -Comparison to Connally's broadcast -Share compared with rating
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1972 campaign and Vietnam -Administration strategy -POWs -Amnesty -Attacks on McGovern’s position -Cease-fire agreement -POWs -The President’s plan compared with McGovern’s plan -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Press coverage -McGovern’s approach -Bombing halt compared with continuation of bombing -Haig -Public opinion and use of slogans 1972 campaign issues -McGovern’s comments -National defense -Vietnam -Welfare -McGovern
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Vietnam -Amnesty -Busing -Parochial school aid -Abortion -National defense -Plant closings, spending cuts -Taxes -Federal spending -Welfare -Presentation of campaign practices issue -Administration efforts -Press reaction -MacGregor, Ziegler -The President’s position -Colson Chapin talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 12:16 pm. [Conversation No. 375-5F]
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[See Conversation No. 32-50; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation]
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Watergate -Colson’s analysis
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Effect on fund raising -Effect on campaign workers -Denials -Ziegler, MacGregor, Robert H. Dole -Effect on voters -Lower middle class blue collar workers -Understanding and care -Issues of concern -Amnesty -Abortion -Effect on upper income suburban voters -Results of effect on fund raising and party workers -Swing vote -Voters’ perceptions of the President -The President’s character -Combined impact on voters -McGovern’s previous speech, October 25, 1972 -Campaign fund irregularities -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Carpet manufacturers US-Soviet Union wheat deal -Allegation of illegal profits -White House response -Administration denials -Advantages and disadvantages -Wait and see attitude -Administration defense -White paper -The president’s orders -MacGregor, Agnew -Defense against lying -Washington Post article, October 25, 1972 -McGovern charges against the President and his administration -Effect -Lying -The President’s role -MacGregor -Accusations of McGovern’s lying -Proof -Charges against Haldeman
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Evidence -Ziegler, MacGregor -Strategy of attack on Administration -Administration strategy -McGovern strategy -Prominence of story after the election -Weinberger’s view -Post-1972 election investigation -Richard G. Kleindienst -Libel suit Chapin talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 12:16 pm. [Conversation No. 375-5G] [See Conversation No. 32-51; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation] 1972 campaign and campaign practice allegations -Political campaign and previous allegations -Donald F. Nixon -The President’s residences -Watergate -MacGregor as spokesman for response to McGovern’s allegations -Agnew -Dole -Political nature of charges -Line of defense -Ziegler -Vietnam -Effect of McGovern’s charges on voters -California -Massachusetts -Colson's staff -1968 campaign Vietnam issue -North Vietnamese -Cuban missile crisis -Value
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 10:01 am and 12:16 pm. [Conversation No. 375-5H] Request for a meeting with Ziegler [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam issue -Value to the administration compared with value to McGovern The President’s forthcoming trip to West Virginia and Kentucky -Arch A. Moore, Jr. -Schedule Speeches -Radio address on Defense Policy, October 29, 1972 -Amnesty -Volunteer army -Israel -Defense -US supremacy -Communism -Job growth
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Campaign practices charges
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Response -Colson -Articles -Agnew -Strategy -MacGregor -Political charges -Political answer Haldeman left at 12:16 pm.
Conversation No. 375-6 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:16 pm and 12:36 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:36 pm.
Conversation No. 375-7
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:16 pm and 12:36 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President talked with an unknown person. The President’s schedule -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
Conversation No. 375-8 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:16 pm and 12:36 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Ronald L. Ziegler
Conversation No. 375-9 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:16 pm and 12:36 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 32-52]
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Conversation No. 375-10 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 12:36 pm - 12:38 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with John K. Andrews, Jr. [See Conversation No. 32-53; one item has been withdrawn]
Conversation No. 375-11 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 12:40 pm - 12:49 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Discontinuities occurred at time of original recording. Vietnam peace settlement negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger's recent press briefing -George S. McGovern's plan -Duration -“Peace is at hand” -Settlement deadline and the 1972 election -North Vietnam -October 8, 1972 concessions -The President's May 8, 1972 proposals -“Peace with honor” compared with “peace with surrender” -Translation of Vietnamese statement -The President’s view -Coalition government -Future meeting -Coalition government -The President’s opinion -Concessions -Economic aid -Possible press coverage
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -“Peace is at hand” -McGovern -Questions on bombing -20th parallel -North Vietnam -October 8, 1972 concessions -Nguyen Van Thieu’s role and strategy -National Council of National Reconciliation and Concord -Murrey Marder’s question about timing of settlement -History of negotiations -Threat to peace -Kissinger’s response Ziegler left at 12:49 pm.
Conversation No 375-12 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:49 pm and 2:01 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 1s ]
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The President's schedule
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:01 pm.
Conversation No. 375-13 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 2:01 pm - 2:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule, October 27, 1972 -Harold Lee -“Radio Address on the American Farmer” -Souvanna Phouma -Ethnic press reception -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon Butterfield left at 2:04 pm.
Conversation No. 375-14 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 2:05 pm - 2:29 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Discontinuities occurred at the time of original recording. Vietnam peace settlement negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger’s recent press briefing -John A. Scali’s view -Kissinger’s possible briefings for networks and wire services -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -1972 election as factor in negotiations -Nature of agreement -Compared with George McGovern’s position -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Integrity of South Vietnamese government -Arms and assistance to South Vietnamese -Complete withdrawal of US forces -Timing -Press interpretation -Lead press story -“Peace is at hand” -Assessments of Kissinger’s briefing -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Charles W. Colson -Scali -Points to be made at briefing -The President’s view -Herbert G. Klein -Ronald L. Ziegler -Skill as a briefer -Compared with Kissinger -Stage of negotiations -Timing -Kissinger -McGovern’s position -Administration response -Nguyen Van Thieu’s role -Kissinger -Signing of agreement -Haig’s concern -Timing -Thieu -Administration strategy -Public opinion -Colson’s analysis -Corruption issue damage -Soft suburbanites -Labor -South -Bombing pause -Haig
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -John B. Connally -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Preparation of talking paper -Surrogates -“Peace with honor” compared with “peace with surrender” The President’s schedule -The President’s forthcoming trip to West Virginia and Kentucky -Timing White House staff and public relations -John D. Ehrlichman Vietnam pace settlement negotiations and 1972 campaign -Kissinger and the President -Forthcoming trip to California -Thieu -Possible statements -Statements about McGovern’s campaign tactics -Clark Macgregor, Robert J. Dole -Colson -Unity of White House statements -McCovern stance on Vietnam -White House attacks -Surrender -POWs -Administration readiness to attack McGovern -McGovern’s strategy -Colson’s view -Haig’s view of the press at Kissinger’s briefing -McGovern’s supporters in the press -Reaction to progress in the peace talks -Kissinger’s response -Murrey Marder’s reaction -Settlement -Press view -Coalition government -Thieu -Partial cease-fire -POWs -Laos
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Cambodia -Incompleteness -Public relations -Translation issues -Press -Kissinger’s meeting with Scali on briefing preparation
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Haldeman left at 2:29 pm.
Conversation No. 375-15 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:29 pm and 2:40 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 32-54]
Conversation No. 375-16 Date: October 26, 1972
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Time: Unknown between 2:29 pm and 2:40 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person.
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Conversation No. 375-17 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 2:40 pm - 2:41 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [See Conversation No. 32-55]
Conversation No. 375-18 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:41 pm and 2:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 32-56]
Conversation No. 375-19 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 2:50 pm - 2:51 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [See Conversation No. 32-57]
Conversation No. 375-20 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 3:13 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 32-58]
Conversation No. 375-21 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Vietnam peace settlement negotiations -The President’s forthcoming conversation with Henry A. Kissinger -The President’s previous conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Kissinger’s briefing for White House surrogates -Haldeman’s role -Haig’s role -Charles W. Colson -Ronald L. Ziegler -White House response to press reports -The President’s view -John A. Scali -John B. Connally -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Colson’s role -Kissinger’s role -Importance of cease-fire talks to 1972 election -Administration stance -Timing of cease-fire -North Vietnam -Kissinger’s statement -McGeorge Bundy’s appearance on Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Settlement timing -Kissinger's conversation with Bundy -The President’s view -Bundy’s statements -William F. Buckley -North Vietnam -October 8, 1972 concessions -POWs -Kissinger -Backgrounder -The President’s recent conversation with Haig -Recent press briefing -Points -“Peace with surrender” -Kissinger’s relationship with “peaceniks”, politicians -The President’s view -Colson and Scali’s role
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 2m 38s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** Vietnam peace settlement negotiations -Public relations -Importance as a political issue -Kissinger’s public relations role -Relationship with the press -Joseph C. Kraft -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr., David Brinkley, John Chancellor (New York), Richard G. Valeriani, Dan Rather, [Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Kissinger’s persuasiveness -Truth -Handwritten note from the President The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:15 pm and 3:28 pm. [Conversation No. 375-21A] [See Conversation No. 32-59] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam peace settlement negotiations -US position -1972 election -The President’s recent conversation with Haig -Kissinger The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 3:15 pm and
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) 3:28 pm. [Conversation No. 375-21B] [See Conversation No. 32-60] The President talked with Haig between 3:28 pm and 3:29 pm. [Conversation No. 375-21C] [See Conversation No. 32-61] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam peace negotiations -Possible press conference by the President -Clark MacGregor’s and Colson‘s view -Possible press conference on Air Force One -The President’s forthcoming trip to California -Kissinger, Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman -Expanded press pool -Associated Press [AP] -Press coverage -Questions about the 1972 election and Vietnam -Radio talk -Press relations -Newspaper coverage -Informal nature of question and answer [Q&A] session -Photographers -Ziegler -Arrangement of staff and press pool -Strategy on answering -Philip Potter -Peter Lisagor, Washington Post -Garnett D. (“Jack”) Horner -Networks -News magazines -Time, U.S. News and World Report -Informal meeting compared with office press conference -Sarah McClendon -Donald H. Segretti
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -The President’s possible response to questions -Staff -1972 campaign -Potter -CBS -Dan Rather -Theodore H. (“Teddy”) White -Showmanship -1972 election -Timing -San Clemente -Purpose -Record The President’s schedule ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 10m 17s ]
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Conversation No. 375-22 Date: October 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:00 pm and 4:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 2s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:15 pm.