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Date: 
Jan 23, 1973
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09)
Conversation No. 407-1 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 2:30 pm and 4:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. The President's schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:09 pm.
Conversation No. 407-2 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 2:30 pm and 4:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule -Raymond K. Price, Jr. and Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:09 pm.
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09)
Conversation No. 407-3 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: 4:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 36-85]
Conversation No. 407-4 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: 4:09 pm and 4:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler. [See Conversation No. 36-86]
Conversation No. 407-5 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:10 pm and 4:14 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. The President's schedule
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09)
Conversation No. 407-6 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:10 pm and 4:14 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man. Delivery -The President's approval The unknown man left at an unknown time before 4:14 pm.
Conversation No. 407-7 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: 4:14 pm and 4:34 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. and Raymond K. Price, Jr. Vietnam settlement -The President's speech -Content and wording -Agreement -Full text -Page 6 -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Cease-fire -Meaning -Casualties -U.S., South Vietnam, and North Vietnam -Cease-fire -Meaning for Indochinese people -Henry A. Kissinger's briefing -Meaning for US -Da Nang -Page 9
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-7 (cont’d) -Generation of war -Page 10 -Congress -Style -US purpose -Compared to Great Britain in Boer War -South Africa -Compared to France in Algeria, Indochina -Communists -Indonesia -Thailand -US forces -Motives -Straits of Malacca, Indonesia, Thailand -The President’s speech -The President's opponents -Response of Congress, Press -Distribution through Herbert G. Klein -Further changes -Price's work -Further changes -The President's opponents Haig -New job -House and servants The President's opponents -Attitudes -White House response -Cambodia, Vietnam -Response -Success Haig -Possible effect of new job at Pentagon Vietnam settlement -Commentary on The President's May 8, 1972 decision
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-7 (cont’d) The President's schedule Haig and Price left at 4:34 pm.
Conversation No. 407-8 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 4:55 pm and 5:24 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the files.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift.] Testing The President played the recording. Introduction The President’s dictation machine -White House Communications Office -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Incomplete previous memorandum on relatives -Alice [Last Name Unknown] -Appearance -Background -Children -Ezra’s wife Anna [Last names unknown] -Grandmother Milhous -Real name -Home -Grandchildren Vietnam settlement
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-8 (cont’d) -The President’s speech An unknown person left at an unknown time between 4:55 pm and 5:24 pm. -The President’s letters to congressional supporters -Unnamed secretary in Tom Johnson’s office -Haldeman -Compared with other efforts of the White House -Correspondence section -Heads of State The President’s schedule -Sleep -Office arrival White House Dinners -Rose Mary Woods -Staff -George P. Schultz -Haldeman -Role Vietnam settlement -Message from Henry A. Kissinger -Cabinet meeting -Length -The President’s speech -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Compared to Inaugural speech -The President’s statement -Lyndon B. Johnson’s death -Length -The President’s discussion with Haldeman -Ronald L. Ziegler -The President’s speech -Location -Press -Congress -Price, Haldeman, White House staff, Haig
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-8 (cont’d) -Price’s views -Moscow -North Vietnam, South Vietnam -Haig’s views -Ziegler’s views -Publicity -Calls to Carl B. Albert, Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield -Problems -John C. Stennis -John B. Connally -Gerald R. Ford -Publicity for President -George S. McGovern -Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy -Bella Abzug -Television [TV] -Significance -The President’s opponents -Bureaucracy -Congress The President’s schedule -Sleep -Refreshments -Charles W. Colson meeting -Sleep -Colson meeting -Lawsuit vs. time -Public opinion -Possible outcome -Courts -Campaign against the President’s opponents -Haldeman -Haig meeting -Kissinger -Elliot L. Richardson, [David] Kenneth Rush -William P. Rogers, Melvin Laird [?] -Price and Haig meeting -Press response to the President’s speech
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-8 (cont’d) Vietnam settlement -The President’s expectations -Press response -Compared to Cambodian invasion -Price’s comment -Washington Post editorial on the President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Effect of bombing -Polish ambassador to Hanoi -North Vietnamese leaders -Hospital The President’s call to William S. White -The President’s last call to Lyndon Johnson -Louis P. Harris poll -Vietnam settlement Lyndon Johnson -1968 election -Response to The President’s November 3, 1969 speech -Public opinion on Vietnam War -Harris -The President’s opponents -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] [?] -Lessons for future -Domestic policy, foreign policy Rose Mary Woods -Views on White House staff salaries Personnel and salaries The President’s meeting with Haldeman -Possible budget groups -John D. Ehrlichman, Schultz The President’s schedule -Stephen B. Bull -Cabinet meetings -Press conferences -Congressional meetings
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-8 (cont’d) -Haldeman -Goals -Ehrlichman -The President’s speech followed by a press conference -Goals -Pacing -Haldeman -Ehrlichman, Schultz -Compared to Haldeman Vietnam settlement -Announcement -Briefing -Press relations -New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times The President’s conversation with Haldeman -Claudia A. (“Lady Bird”) Johnson -Tom Johnson -Positions in administration Vietnam settlement -Bombing -Comment by Haig [End segment reviewed under deed of gift.] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 407-9 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Between 5:24 pm and 5:29 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods. The President’s speech on Vietnam settlement -Revised copy
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-9 (cont’d) -Raymond K. Price, Jr. Notes The President's letters to Congress members -Addressing -Delivery Ms. Woods left at 5:29 pm.
Conversation No. 407-10 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 5:29 pm and 6:19 pm. Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a form letter. H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman The President replayed the recording. Vietnam settlement -President's speech -Congressional support -Pressures The President replayed the recording. -Peace with honor -The President's critics The President replayed the recording. -Paris agreement -North Vietnam The President replayed the recording.
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Conversation No. 407-11 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 5:29 pm and 6:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Vietnam settlement -President's letter to Congress members -Patrick J. Buchanan's notes -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -List -Use of letter for labor leaders -State Department [?] Lyndon B. Johnson's funeral -Capitol -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s attendance -Claudia A. “(Lady Bird”) Johnson
Conversation No. 407-12 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 5:29 pm and 6:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods?. President's note to Claudia A. (“Lady Bird”) Johnson -Military aide President's letter to Congressmembers -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Coghill
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-12 (cont’d) -Time of delivery
Conversation No. 407-13 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 5:29 pm and 6:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Delivery to Rose Mary Woods
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:19 pm.
Conversation No. 407-14 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 5:29 pm and 6:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Henry A. Kissinger's schedule -Time of arrival at White House -Call to office
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-14 (cont’d) Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:19 pm.
Conversation No. 407-15 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 5:29 pm and 6:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Henry A. Kissinger's schedule -Time of arrival at White House Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:19 pm.
Conversation No. 407-16 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: 6:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 36-87]
Conversation No. 407-17 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 6:19 pm and 6:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. The President's speech on Vietnam settlement
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-17 (cont’d) -Information for chief White House operator -Broadcast -Ronald L. Ziegler
Conversation No. 407-18 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Between 6:22 pm and 7:23 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Charles W. Colson. Vietnam settlement -Campaign against the President's opponents -Colson's office's role -Barry M. Goldwater's role -Political left -Response -White House response -Raymond K. Price, Jr.’s comment -Washington Post editorial -Effect of bombing and mining -Effect on country, Congress, youth -Divisiveness -Goldwater's role -Tenuousness -Cease-fire violations -Press coverage -Phnom Penh -The President's statements -1972 election -Colson's plan -Congressional relations -Labor leaders -George Meany -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Statement -Ronald L. Ziegler
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-18 (cont’d) -Apology from President's critics -Delay in peace process by critics -Spiro T. Agnew -Haldeman -Public opinion -The President's critics -Bombing -Cambodia -Laos -November 3, 1969 speech -Demonstrations -May 8, 1972 decision -World War II -Peter J. Brennan -Congress -Possible statement -Effect on news reporting -William P. Rogers -Congress -Briefings -Congressional leaders -Press -The President's speech -Briefings -Kissinger -Press relations -New York Times, Time -The President's talk with Ziegler on White House staff contacts Colson's lawsuit against Time -Colson's lawyer's meeting with Time -Retraction -Purpose of Time story -Malice -Subsciptions -Sensational stories -Saturday Evening Post, Look, Life examples -Story on Marlon Brando -Patrick J. Buchanan
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-18 (cont’d) Supreme Court decision on abortion -Roe v. Wade -Two dissenting justices -Effects -Conservatives -State laws -Teenage girls -3-month rule -Interracial cases -Rape cases -Effects -Social consequences -Permissiveness -Family -Two dissenting justices -William H. Rehnquist, Lewis F. Powell -Rehnquist, Byron R. (“Whizzer”) White -Writing of decisions Henry A. Kissinger entered at 6:35 pm. Vietnam settlement -Congratulations -Croix de Guerre -The President's opponents -Colson's plan Colson left at 6:36 pm. Vietnam settlement -The President's forthcoming speech -Revisions -Wording -Advance distribution -Price's and President's work -President's opponents -Revisions -Vietnamese translation -Text copy
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-18 (cont’d) The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 6:36 pm and 6:38 pm. [Conversation No. 407-18A] [See Conversation No. 36-88] [End of telephone conversation.] Vietnam settlement -The President’s and Kissinger’s predictions -Nguyen Van Thieu The President talked with Ziegler between 6:38 pm and 6:40 pm [Conversation No. 407-18B] [See Conversation No. 36-89 [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam settlement -White House public relations [PR] effort [?] -Price, -Alexander M. Haig’s trip -The President's speech -Location -Bella Abzug, George S. McGovern -Ziegler -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Spiro T. Agnew -Haig -Cease-fire [?] -William P. Rogers -The President’s speech [?] -Wording [?] -Paragraphs -Agnew Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:40 pm.
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-18 (cont’d)
Refreshment order Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:23 pm. Vietnam settlement -Saigon [?] -Rogers -Thieu [?] -Meeting with Haig [?] -Bombing -Future of South Vietnam -Government [?] -Sacrifices [?] -The President's schedule -Congressional leaders meeting -Camp David [?] -Congress [?] -South Vietnamese -Thieu -North Vietnam -Bombing -Cambodia -Soviet Union, People’s Republic of China [PRC] -North Vietnam -Cease-fire -Laos -South Vietnam -Rogers [?] Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:40 pm. PRC Kissinger and Sanchez left at 7:23 pm.
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Conversation No. 407-19 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 7:23 pm and 8:08 pm. Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his Address to the Nation Announcing Conclusion of an Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, 1973, pp. 18-20]
Conversation No. 407-20 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 7:23 am and 8:08 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. The President’s schedule [?] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 8:08 pm.
Conversation No. 407-21 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 7:23 pm and 8:08 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his Address to the Nation Announcing Conclusion of an Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, 1973, pp. 18-20]
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Conversation No. 407-22 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 7:23 pm and 8:08 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:08 pm.
Conversation No. 407-23 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 7:23 pm and 8:08 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his Address to the Nation Announcing Conclusion of an Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, 1973, pp. 18-20]
Conversation No. 407-24 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Unknown between 7:23 pm and 8:08 pm Location: Executive Office Building
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-24 (cont’d)
The President rehearsed his Address to the Nation Announcing Conclusion of an Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, 1973, pp. 18-20]
Conversation No. 407-25 Date: January 25, 1973 Time: Unknown between 7:23 pm and 8:08 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his address to the nation announcing conclusion of an agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, 1973, pp. 18-20]
Conversation No. 407-26 Date: January 23, 1973 Time: Between 9:05 pm and 9:40 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with William E. Timmons, Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield, James O. Eastland, Carl B. Albert, Thomas P. (“Tip”) O'Neill, Gerald R. Ford, Hugh Scott, Spiro T. Agnew, Henry A. Kissinger, Ronald L. Ziegler, and Stephen B. Bull. [General conversation] -Vietnam settlement Greetings Photograph session -Arrangements -Kissinger -Press
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-26 (cont’d)
Gerald L. Warren, John P. D'Arcy, the White House photographer, and members of the press entered at 9:07 pm. -Vietnam settlement -Soviet Union [?] -Signing [?] -The President's speech Photograph session -Arrangements [General conversation] Photograph session -Length Bull, Warren, D'Arcy, the White House photographer, and members of the press left at 9:11 pm. Refreshment order -Manolo Sanchez Vietnam settlement -Meeting with bipartisan Congressional leaders -Release of agreement -Foreign Affairs, Foreign Relations, Armed Services, Appropriations Committees -Other attendees -Length -Initialing -Signing in Paris -Foreign ministers -Provisions -Cease-fire -Troop withdrawals -South Vietnamese government -The President's use of term Indochina -Laos and Cambodia -Continuing negotiations -Confidentiality
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-26 (cont’d) -Briefings -Timmons -Bipartisan Congressional leaders -Other members of Congress -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -William P. Rogers -Importance -Timing, location -Attendees -Wilbur D. Mills [?] -Charles H. Percy [?] -The President’s schedule -Press briefing -Lyndon B. Johnson funeral -Laos and Cambodia -Provisions -North Vietnam -People’s Republic of China, PRC -Negotiations -Cease-fire -Signing -Laos -Withdrawal of foreign troops -Cambodia -Cease-fire -Indochina -Cambodia, Laos -Military operations -Laos -North Vietnamese forces -Ho Chi Minh Trail -Cambodia -South Vietnam -Supplies -Laos, Cambodia -Ho Chi Minh Trail -Saigon -Signing -Withdrawal of forces -Bombing
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-26 (cont’d) -South Vietnam -Laos -Prisoners of War [POWs] -International Commission of Control and Supervision [ICCS] -Missing In Action [MIAs] -Cease-fire -POWs -Location of return -Time of return -Announcement -North Vietnam -Compared to October 26, 1972 -Release of text -Le Duc Tho's press conference in Paris -POWs -Laos -PRC -The President's conversation -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -John Downey -PRC -Cambodia, Laos -Cease-fire -Effective time -Press relations -The President’s speech -Broadcast -Distribution of text -Laos and Cambodia -Complexity -Congressional leaders -Briefings -Ziegler -James R. Schlesinger [?] -Laos and Cambodia -Lon Nol -Khmer Rouge -Expectations for future Initial conflict -Compared to Korea
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-09) Conversation No. 407-26 (cont’d) -Supervision -Four Party signing -Viet Cong -ICCS supervision -Nguyen Van Thieu -Canada, Poland, Hungary [?] -Regions -Military equipment -Commission Report -Briefings -Kissinger's schedule -Haig -Scheduling -Kissinger -Haig -Kissinger -Length -Location -The President’s speech Timmons, et al., left at 9:40 pm.