780

Date: 
Sep 15, 1972 - Sep 16, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07)
Conversation No. 779-3/780-1 Date: September 15-16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:43 pm, September 15 and 1:01 am, September 16, 1972 Location: Oval Office [An unknown portion of the conversation was not recorded while the tape was changed] The President met with Henry A. Kissinger and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Vietnam peace negotiations -Kissinger’s meeting with Le Duc Tho -Release of US Prisoners of war [POWs] -Perception of US thinking -Reciprocation by US -Peace group -Hanoi -Announcement -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Possible press reaction -Saigon -Peace proposals by North Vietnam -Kissinger’s view -Provisional government -Nguyen Van Thieu’s position -Various approaches -Territorial control -Future meetings -September 29, 1972 -State Department interpreter -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -Possible settlement -Timing -1972 election -Louis P. Harris poll -Concessions -October 15, 1972 -Scheduling with North Vietnamese -Saigon
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -The President -Domestic opposition -Reaction -Prospects -Kissinger’s view -Le Duc Tho -Kissinger’s view -International Control Commission -Political settlement -Two-day meeting -Possible motivations -Effect on 1972 election -Publicity -The President’s possible re-election -Kissinger’s view -Bombing -Effect on North Vietnamese -Negotiation stance for November -Tone -Compared to 1971 -Chou En-Lai -North Vietnamese -Possible settlement -Negotiating tactics -Speed of negotiations -Changes in demands -Saigon’s position -Attitude -Kissinger’s meeting with Pompidou -New US proposal -Thieu -Negotiating stance -Cease fire -North Vietnamese -Negotiating stance -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Le Duc Tho -Moscow -Kiril Mazurov -Kissinger’s meeting with Brezhnev -Kremlin
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Politburo -Cabinet room -The President -US visit -Camp David -Soviet naval base -Key Biscayne, Florida -Brezhnev’s gift to the President -Hydrofoil -Peace talks -Soviet Union position -Le Duc Tho statement -Thieu -Peace negotiations -Pompidou -Edward R.C. Heath -Willy Brandt -Kissinger’s forthcoming press conference -Report on negotiations -The President’s dealings with Brezhnev -Complete peace package US-Soviet relations -Public announcements -William P. Rogers -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Informing Soviets -Possible leaks -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR] and European Security Conference -State Department handling -Rogers -Date for talks -SALT II -Timing -US-Soviet trade agreement -Scheduling -Guarantee of all agreements -SALT -Trade -Maritime agreement
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Bunkering -Trade agreement -Progress -Rogers -Monetary figures -Lend-lease -Amounts -Trade agreement -James T. Lynn -Peter G. Peterson -The President’s view Kissinger’s forthcoming press conference -Announcement of agreements -Actual peace agreement for Vietnam -Kissinger’s handling of question -European Security Conference -Issues -SALT -Vietnam peace progress -Press report -Dan Rather -Moscow -Blockade’s effect on Hanoi -Rather -Administration sources -State Department -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Blockade’s effectiveness -Documents leaked -Tonnage delivered to North Vietnam -Delivery of material to South Vietnam -Intercepts -Paris negotiations -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Kissinger’s schedule -State Department -Rogers -Meetings with Brezhnev -Conversation
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Kissinger and Haig left at an unknown time before 1:01 am, September 16, 1972.
Conversation No. 780-2 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:13 am and 9:21 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 9:21 am.
Conversation No. 780-3 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:13 am and 9:21 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 9:21 am.
Conversation No. 780-4 Date: September 16, 1972
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Time: Unknown between 9:13 am and 9:24 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. Request for a call to Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 780-5 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown time between 9:13 am and 9:24 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at 9:21 a.m. Henry A. Kissinger's schedule Haldeman left at 9:23 a.m.
Conversation No. 780-6 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: 9:24 am – 9:26 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Ronald L. Ziegler. Henry A. Kissinger's forthcoming press conference -Photograph session with the President -Briefing of William P. Rogers Kissinger's recent trip to Soviet Union -Importance of mission -Meeting with Leonid I. Brezhnev -Possible scenarios
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Media coverage -Meeting with the President -Kissinger's schedule on trip -Photograph arrangements -Rose Garden -Terrace -Lighting -Ziegler’s forthcoming conversation with Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins Ziegler left at 9:25 am.
Conversation No. 780-7 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: 9:26 am - 10:20 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President talked with Charles W. Colson between 9:26 am and 9:27 am. [Conversation No. 780-7A] Washington Post article -National Archives Indictment of White House aide -Harry S. Truman aide -Jail term -Harry H. Vaughan -Missouri -Mathew J. Connelly -Press secretary -Jail term -Research -Kennneth W. Clawson -Lyndon B. Johnson aide
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Walter W. Jenkins The President's schedule -Kissinger [End of telephone conversation] Washington Post article -Colson -The President’s view -Media coverage -National Archives Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:27 am. The President's schedule -Kissinger meeting -Haldeman Bull left at an unknown time before 9:46 am. Kissinger
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Kissinger's trip -Previous meeting with the President -Kissinger's schedule -Talks with Le Duc Tho -Talks with Leonid I. Brezhnev
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Talks with Georges J.R. Pompidou -Talks with Edward R.G. Heath -Talks with Willy Brandt -Comparison to the President -Negotiations -Kissinger's meeting with William P. Rogers -Kissinger's negotiating results -The President’s view -Importance of press briefing -Peter G. Peterson -Government agencies -The President’s re-election -State Department -Commerce Department Possible leaks -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Dan Rather’s story -Kissinger -Leaked documents -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Blockade -Effectiveness -Tonnage shipped into Vietnam -David R. Young, Jr. -The President’s instructions -Richard M. Helms -Distribution of documents -William H. Rehnquist -Document distribution -Distribution of documents -Kissinger, Haig -Personal action -Young -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] investigation White House personnel -John W. Dean, III -John D. Ehrlichman -The President’s view -Lawrence F. O'Brien, Jr.
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Ehrlichman -O’Brien -The President’s view -Dean -The President’s view -Differences between Dean and Ehrlichman -Haldeman’s view -Ehrlichman -Firing of personnel -Walter J. Hickel -President’s view -Dean -Haldeman’s view -Image -Social relations -Rock music -Discotheques -Hollywood -Kissinger -The President’s view -Judgement of people -Haldeman’s view -Frank C. Carlucci -The President’s view -Compared to Robert Stripling, House Un-American Activities Committee [HUAC] investigator -The President’s view -Actions -Second term -Dean -Fredric V. Malek -Colson -Carlucci -Haldeman’s view -White House personnel -Ronald L. Ziegler -Ehrlichman -Staff actions -Ziegler -Performance as press secretary -The President’s view
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -George E. Christian -John B. Connally -Aid to the President -Writing ability -Foreign policy speech -Style -White House speech writers -The President’s view -Working relations -Haldeman’s view -Speech style -The President's style -Compared to Connally -White House speech writers -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -The President’s view -Dean -Second term plans -Cleanup period -Schedule -Vacancies -Cuts -Changes in personnel -White House staff cuts -Jobs outside administration -Promotions -Departmental jobs -H. Dale Grubb -National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] -Haldeman aide -Study of agencies -Appointments by the President and Cabinet officers -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Changes -Cutbacks -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Role -Reduction-in-force [RIF] -State Department -Congressional relations -Revision in philosophy
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Effect of 1972 election victory margin -White House Congressional liaison -Cutback -Attitude -Johnson years -Bryce Harlow -Edward C. Nixon
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13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Henry Kissinger entered at 9:46 am. Greetings US-Soviet Union relations -Timing of announcements -Haig -Rogers’s reaction to negotiations -US-Soviet Union trade agreement -Kissinger’s meeting with Roger’s -October 1972 -Normal diplomatic routes -European Security Conference -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MFBR] -Agreement date -Rogers -Meetings with foreign ministers -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Diplomatic channels -Announcement -State Department prepatory work -Rogers’s reaction -European Security Conference -MBFR -SALT II -Trade agreement -Haldeman’s view -SALT -Ceremony -Andrei A. Gromyko -Meeting with Kissinger -Timing -Publicity -Leonid I. Brezhnev meeting with the President -SALT ceremony -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Gromyko -Trip to Camp David -Dinner arrangements -New facilities -Message to Brezhnev
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Press reaction -White House meeting -Rogers -US embassy in Moscow -Personnel -Dinner arrangements -Timing of announcements -SALT -US-Soviet Union trade agreement -Announcement date -Haldeman’s view -Legal discussions -US-Soviet Union Trade Agreement -Rogers -Reaction to breakthrough -Scope of agreement -Kissinger’s view -Monetary figures -Trade center in Moscow -Facilities -International arbitration -Announcement -Businessmen conference -Donald McI. Kendall -Peter G. Peterson’s role -Armand Hammer -Komitet Gossudarstvennoi Bezopastnosti [KGB] allegation -Support for President’s policy -Pre-notification concerns -Haldeman’s view -Grain sale to Soviet Union -Problems -Soviet Union actions -Public perception -Grain dealers -Profit -Earl L. Butz -Retroactive policy -US Business in the Soviet Union -Arbitration -Soviet courts
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Timing of announcements -Maritime agreement -European security conference -SALT II -Announcement -Trade agreement -Media coverage -Soviet view -Options -European security conference and MBFR -Rogers -Soviet negotiating style -The President’s schedule -SALT II -East Germany/West Germany treaty -Berlin -Impact on US -Brezhnev message to the President -Lin Piao -Airplane crash -Possible bomb -Photographs -Dental and medical work in the Soviet Union -Brezhnev gift to the President -Tray -State flags -Semi-precious stones -Pictures of presidents -George Washington -Abraham Lincoln -The President -White House gift -Tray with state flags -The President’s gift to Brezhnev -Coins -Presidential flag -Brezhnev -Relations with the President -Kissinger’s view -Minister for Shipping -Maritime agreement
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Timetable for conclusion -Visit to Camp David -Laurel lodge -Possible May 1973 arrival 1972 election -Pompidou -French television -Comments on Vietnam War -1972 Presidential election -Abram Chayes -England -Edward R.G. Heath -Reports -Pompidou -Chatham House meeting -George S. McGovern position -Left-wing Labor Party -Reaction -Kissinger’s forthcoming press conference -European relations with US -Approach -Meeting with the President after 1972 election Kissinger’s press forthcoming conference -1972 accomplishments -Relations between great powers -World peace -US negotiations -PRC and the Soviet Union -Basis of relations -Direct confrontation -Cooperativeness -Importance -Meeting with Japanese -Latin American -Africa -Messages from the President -Paris Herald-Tribune editorial -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -The President’s initiative
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Announcements -White House initiative Haldeman left at 10:00 am.
-Trade agreement negotiations -Peterson’s efforts -Dealing with other powers -Efforts at highest level -Second-level negotiations -Kissinger’s effectiveness -Qualities -Kissinger’s role -Relationship to the President -Trade ministers -PRC -Chou En-Lai -US current relations -Chou En-Lai -Brezhnev -Pompidou -Heath -Brandt -Attitude towards US -Television appearance with Kissinger -The President’s policies -Kissinger’s schedule -Haircut -Negotiations -Timetable of breakthroughs -Kissinger’s wording -The President’s suggestions -The President’s review of progress -Lend-lease -SALT -MBFR -Brezhnev and the President’s previous summer in Moscow -Communique -Kissinger’s meeting with Brezhnev -Interchange of messages
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -State Department -Presidential level talks -Details -Issues -Trade agreement -Brezhnev -Soviet Jewish emigration -Lend-lease -Monetary figures -Timetable for payments by Soviets -Five-year plan -1976 -Commodity credit corporation credit [CCC] -Press relations -Publicity -Kissinger’s view -Maritime agreement -Most-favored nation status [MFN] for Soviet Union Kissinger’s schedule -Barber Kissinger’s forthcoming press conference -US-Soviet Union relations -Maritime agreement -MFN -Lend-lease agreement -Trade center -Negotiations -The President’s communications with Brezhnev -Kissinger’s communications with the President -Cables -Commercial channels -MBFR -Communiqué -Haig -Rogers -Paris negotiations -Proposals -North Vietnamese proposal for public release -International Control Commission [ICC]
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Possible leak -Kissinger’s forthcoming negotiations -Timing -US domestic impact Vietnam peace talks -North Vietnam -Possible settlement -Kissinger’s views -Concerns -Motivations -Meeting length -Meeting length -Le Duc Tho -Ziegler’s briefing -Timetable for negotiating -The President’s trip to west coast -News coverage -Campaign finance dinner -Timetable for negotiations -News coverage -The President’s view -Ziegler -Announcement -North Vietnamese proposal -Administration response -McGovern -Disclosure of peace talks Photograph session -Ziegler Vietnam peace talks -Settlement Kissinger’s conversation with Le Duc Tho An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 10:00 am. Photograph session -Ziegler -Timing -Kissinger
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Haircut The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 10:15 am. Vietnam peace talks -Kissinger’s schedule -Le Duc Tho -Administration’s interest -Rogers -North Vietnamese -The President’s view -Behavior in war Vietnam -Leak of blockade story -Source -CIA -State Department -Ray S. Cline -State Department -Background -CIA -Rogers -Study -Purpose -Kissinger Alexander P. Butterfield and Ziegler entered at 10:15 am. Kissinger’s schedule -Haircut Butterfield left at 10:16 am. Folders for Haig Ziegler left at 10:18 am. The President’s schedule -Trip to New York -Invitation to Kissinger
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Camp David Kissinger meeting with Peterson -Peterson’s role Vietnam peace talks -North Vietnamese position -Perception of US in negotiations -Bombing of North Vietnam -The President’s view -Sorties -Kissinger’s view -October, November 1972 -Effects of blockade on North Vietnam -CIA study -Oil -Railways -Bombing -North Vietnam -The President’s re-election -Louis P. Harris poll -Bombing -Mining -Communist government in [South Vietnam] Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 10:18 am. The President's schedule -Papers The President, Kissinger and Ziegler left at 10:20 am.
Conversation No. 780-8 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:20 am and 10:40 am Location: Oval Office
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Ronald L. Ziegler met with an unknown woman. Folder Notebook and other items from office -Henry A. Kissinger’s desk Ziegler and the unknown woman left at an unknown time before 10:40 am.
Conversation No. 780-9 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:20 am and 10:40 am Location: Oval Office Alexander P. Butterfield met with an unknown person. The President’s schedule -Henry A. Kissinger's schedule Butterfield and the unknown person left at an unknown time before 10:40 am.
Conversation No. 780-10 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:20 am and 10:40 am Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents].
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The unknown men left at an unknown time before 10:41 am.
Conversation No. 780-11 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:41 am and 10:44 am Location: Oval Office
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Henry A. Kissinger First Family's schedule -Arrivals to the White House -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Tricia Nixon Cox -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Trip to Camp David Bull left at an unknown time before 10:44 am.
Conversation No. 780-12 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:41 am and 10:44 am Location: Oval Office
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) The President talked with the White House operator. Request for a call to Harold T. Rigley -Utility Workers Union of America
Conversation No. 780-13 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: 10:44 am - 10:45 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Harold T. Rigley.
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1972 Utility Workers Union Convention -Miami, Florida -Union's membership -Geographic scope -Detroit -Southern California -Pacific Gas and Electric [PG&E] -Southern California [Cal] Edison The President's schedule -Willie J. Usery, Jr.
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -1972 election Parting remarks
Conversation No. 780-14 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:45 am and 10:55 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 10:55 am.
Conversation No. 780-15 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: 10:55 am - 12:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's forthcoming speech at the Conference on International Narcotics Control -Length -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -The President’s view -Duration of speech -Haldeman’s view -Content -Phrasing -Need for headline
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -The President's role in writing -Haldeman’s view -White House speechwriters' abilities -State Department -The President’s view -Length -Department of State briefings -Television [TV] coverage -International drug traffic -Administration policy -Speech-writing process -Andrews -Letter -The President's efforts in writing speech -Haldeman’s view -Length -Delivery -Desired speech format -Anecdotes -Audience -Compared to high school audience -The President’s view -Content -Phrasing -The President’s view -Theme for the President's speech -Press reports -Reporters -Headlines -Speech writers -Phrasing -General audience -The President's use of anecdotal speech -International affairs audience -Desired speech format -The President’s view -The President’s speech to International Monetary Fund [IMF] -William L. Safire -Timing Speech writing
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Need for editor -Importance of headline -Price -Editorial abilities -Editor's role -Haldeman’s view The President’s forthcoming speech at the Conference on International Narcotics Control -Content -Theme -Length -Effect on audience attention -Washington, DC -Audience -Purpose of speech -Format -The President’s instructions to speech writer -Anecdotal speech -Recitation of the record on an issue -Effectiveness -John D. Ehrlichman -Egil G. (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. -Wording -Catch-phrases -Accomplishments and goals -International affairs audience -Number of countries -Drug control officials -Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs -Purpose -Length US foreign policy -The President's recent conversation with Henry A. Kissinger -William P. Rogers -Interest in substance -Rogers -Interest in substance -Concern about results -Publicizing of results
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Compared to Kissinger -Details -Announcements -Effect on campaign -US-Soviet Union Trade Agreement -Strategic Arms Limitation Agreement [SALT] II -The President's policy -Future promise in foreign affairs -Compared to SALT I -European Security Conference -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR] -US-Soviet Union trade agreement -Final detail negotiations -Positive news for the President's campaign -Administration's accomplishments -Compared to opposition's accomplishments -George S. McGovern -Positive campaign ideas -Price and wage program -News summary -1966 program -Chances of success -Food prices -Response -Herb Stein -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Compared to Lyndon Johnson's guidelines -Economic philosophy -Walter W. Heller -Food Prices -Trickle-down effect -Trickle-down effect on food prices -Criticisms of the President -The administration's control of other prices
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Foreign policy -Timing of announcements -The President’s schedule -Washington, D.C. -Kissinger's trip to Paris -Vietnam peace negotiations -Timing compared to the President's trip to West Coast -Media coverage -Kissinger’s Paris trip -Vietnam peace negotiations -Moscow visit -Buildup of expectations Watergate -Tactics -Kissinger -News coverage -Statements by the Cuban defendants -News summary -Public's belief in accusations -Infiltration of communists -John W. Chancellor -McGovern response -Direct challenge to Democratic National Committee -Communist influence Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:55 am. Julie Nixon Eisenhower's schedule -Philadelphia -Possible change in flights -Camp David -Secret Service notification
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Tricia Nixon Cox -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon First Family's schedule -Changes -The President's arrival at Camp David -Hagerstown Haldeman’s schedule -Ehrlichman Bull left at an unknown time before 12:14 pm. Haldeman's schedule -Meeting Watergate -Media coverage -TV interviews of Watergate defendants -Bernard Barker interview -Informant role -Communist conspiracy -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Coverage of Watergate -Barker -Defendant’s credibility -Fear of McGovern -Sell-out to Communists -Henry Rothblatt -Barker's lawyer -Interview of defendants -Fear of McGovern -Compared to Manolo Sanchez -Cover-up charges -Barker -New York Times interview -Motivation for cover-up Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:55 am.
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Watergate -TV coverage -Cubans indicted in Watergate -Fear of McGovern -Communists -Democratic Party -Newspapers Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:14 pm. McGovern -Loyalty to US -Cubans Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:55 am. Press relations -Newspaper -Cuba -New York Daily News -McGovern -The President -Democrats -Communists Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:14 pm. -1972 election -McGovern -Communism -Vietnam -Jane Fonda -W. Ramsey Clark -Jerry Rubin -John V. Lindsay -Support for McGovern -Supporters -Sanchez’s reading 1972 election
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Press releases -The President’s financial statement -Timing -September 16, 1972 -Kissinger's press conference -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Seeing-eye dog -TV coverage The President's forthcoming speeches -Conference on International Narcotics Control -Reading -TV coverage -Response to speech -Need for votes -Radio talk on senior citizens -Taxes -Headline-grabbing theme -Radio talks
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The President's economic program -Rise in personal income -Retail sales -Stock market -Rise in profits -Public psychology -Effect of 1972 election -Status of the market at present
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Capability of rise in Dow Jones Average -Concern over market Stock market -Newspaper coverage -Washington Star -Associated Press [AP] story -[Sterling F. Green ?] -Paris peace talks -The President’s view -Average stockholder -Sale of International Business Machines [IBM] stock -Kissinger's progress in Vietnam peace talks -Predictions for future -Discussion of rise in market -Effect of more conservative government -1972 presidential election White House personnel -John W. Dean, III -Ehrlichman -Haldeman -Recruitment for the White House -Frederic V. Malek -Dean -David R. Young, Jr. -Ehrlichman -Kissinger's office -Work assignments -Haldeman and Nixon’s vision -Krogh -Work assignments -The President's meeting with tax experts -John B. Connally -George P. Shultz -Stein -The President’s view -1968 election -Opposition from Congress -1968 election results -Lack of mandate for the President
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Effect on policy-making -Urban riots -Hunger program Future White House policies -Conservative administration -Cutbacks on programs -Agricultural programs -Cotton program -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Amount of outlays -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] -Education programs -Child-care cutbacks -Savings in budget -Domestic Council staff -New programs -Benjamin Disraeli -Ehrlichman -Robert Blake biography [Disraeli] -Party reform -Effect of long period of reforms -William Gladstone -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Lessons for Nixon’s second term -New policies -Government reorganization -Connally -Real gains of reform -Needs of people -Louis P. Harris's theory -Desire not to improve -Blake's analysis -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Ehrlichman's staff -New programs -American people's attitude -End to experimental programs -Retention of good programs -Caspar W. Weinberger
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Study of budget -City-orientation -Compared to the President's philosophy -Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -OEO -Instructions from the President
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Watergate -Proper campaign response -Avoidance of fatalism -The President’s view -White House actions to change situation -International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. [ITT] Kissinger -Concern over policy image -Mining -Cambodia Need to look forward -Positive attitude
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George H. Gallup poll -John S. Davies -Contact with the White House -Government work aspect of polling -Gordon C. Strachan -Importance of contacts within the White House -Cooperation with the Gallup Poll organization -The President's use of the Gallup Poll organization -Possible leaks of poll information -Disclosure of polls to the President -Motivation of pollsters -Jack N. Anderson -White House connections with pollsters -Gallup poll -Harris poll -Motivation for polling -Ties to power -Gallup poll -Anderson story -Source of story -Anderson -Possible prosecution -Timing -Joint Chiefs of Staff -Charles E. Radford White House use of executive powers -Reasons -The President’s view White House relations with press in second term -Press's attitude toward White House -The President’s view -Hugh S. Sidey
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -John F. Osborne -News blackout -Washington Post -Government sources -Business failure -Effect of profits on editorials -Charles W. Colson -Trip to New York -Effect on broadcasters -Effect on news -William S. Paley -Frank Stanton -The President's letter to Screen Actors Guild -Ronald L. Ziegler press conference -Barry Serafin -Intimidation of networks -White House concern -Questioning of Ziegler -Re-run question -Network operations -Entertainment and news divisions -White House intimidation of the networks -Division of news and entertainment -Benefits of decrease in re-runs -Viewers -Actors -Hollywood -Filmmakers -Haldeman’s view Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:55 am. First Family schedule -Julie Nixon Eisenhower's return -Tricia Cox's return -National Airport -Edward R.F. Cox -Cincinnati -Mrs. Nixon -Return time
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Bull left at an unknown time before 12:14 pm. The President's letter to Screen Actors Guild -John Gavin -Network practices -Profits -Station-ownership -Profits for network Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:55 am. Tricia Nixon Cox telephone call Bull left at an unknown time before 12:14 pm. The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox at between 12:14 pm and 12:19 pm. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 15m 38s ]
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39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Middle East -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Soviet Union relations -Effect -Focus -Hypothetical Suez crisis -Effect on polls -Realities of international relations
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Henry Kissinger entered at 12:33 pm. Recent press conference Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:33 pm. Refreshments Sanchez and the President left at an unknown time before 12:35 pm. Foreign policy -Kissinger's recent press conference -Europe -Questions by Jews -Soviet-Jewish emigration -US-Soviet Union -Trade agreement -Abrehem A. Ribicoff Amendment -US position
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Submission to Senate -Jacob K. Javits President entered at an unknown time before 12:35 pm. -Length -Crowd size -European relations -The President's message to European leaders -New vitality -Moscow -Peking -Cornerstone of US foreign relations -Possible trip by the President to Europe -Contact with European leaders -New diplomacy -Economic ties -New basis -Press interest -Press coverage -Effect on McGovern campaign -McGovern withdrawal of troops from Europe -Introductory statement -US-Soviet Union relations -Visit -Meeting with Secretary General [Leonid I. Brezhnev] and President -Results of Moscow summit -Future negotiations -Personal contact between US-Soviet Union leaders -August 1972 -Decision making
Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 12:33 pm. -Press stories -Relations with Soviet Union -Negotiations -Vietnam -Handling of press
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Ziegler left at an unknown time before 12:35 pm. -US-Soviet relations -The President's messages to Brezhnev -Economic relations -European Security Conference and MBFR -Stalemate problem -The President's message to Brezhnev -SALT II -Economic negotiations -Kissinger's contact with the President -Progress -Dates -Categories -Aleksai N. Kosygin -Presence at meeting -Brezhnev -Vietnam negotiations -Press questions -Kissinger’s response -Negotiations goals -Ending of war -Pace -Le Duc Tho -Transcript -Desire to end war characterized Israel -Movement of troops into Lebanon -Kissinger’s message to Israeli Charge D’Affairs -Effect of troop movement -Possible Egyptian response Haldeman left at 2:35 pm. -US aid -Demarche -Kissinger’s trip to the Soviet Union -Appearance of collusion -US-Soviet Trade agreement
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Possible action in Congress -Treatment of Soviet Jews -Foreign pressure on US -Angela Davis -US response -The President’s message to Israel -Israeli troops in Lebanon -US aid -McGovern’s Israel policy -US talks with Egyptians -Anwar El-Sadat -Murder of Israeli athletes -Egypt -Syria -Motives for action vis-à-vis Lebanon -Conditions -Inheritance from previous Administration -The President’s international rule -Support -Compared with Eisenhower -Roosevelt as world leader -Concept of foreign policy -Strength of US -Winston S. Churchill -Joseph V. Stalin -Dominance -Other Nations -Brezhnev’s foreign policy -Chou En-Lai -Konrad Adenauer -Gen. Charles A.J.M. De Gaulle -Churchill -[Meunie] Harold MacMillan -Compared to Europe -The President’s grasp of policy -McGovern as president -Effect on -PRC -Soviet Union -McGovern’s position -PRC reaction
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Unilateral US disarmament -Effect on PRC
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Israel -Kissinger’s possible message to Israeli Charge D’Affairs -US position -[Golda Meir] -Movement of troops into Lebanon -The President’s support of Israel -Aid -Rogers and Melvin R. Laird -Rogers -Gunnar V. Jarring mission -Rogers and Laird -February 1971 -Aid -Airplanes
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Kissinger's schedule -Invitation to Camp David -Meeting on Vietnam negotiations
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) Kissinger left at 12:50 pm.
Conversation No. 780-16 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:50 pm and 1:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:08 pm.
Conversation No. 780-17 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:50 pm and 12:58 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and Manolo Sanchez. Request for Charles W. Colson -Colson's schedule
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) -Lunch First Family schedule -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Tricia Nixon Cox -Julie Eisenhower -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Lunch with Mary Jean Eisenhower -William R. Codus Bull left at an unknown time before 1:08 pm.
Conversation No. 780-18 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:50 and 12:58 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule The President left at 1:08 pm.
Conversation No. 780-19 Date: September 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:58 pm and 1:59 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Security agents] met. The President’s location -Executive Office Building [EOB]
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Aug-07) An unknown agent talked with an unknown person between 12:58 pm and 1:59 pm. [See Conversation No. 780-19A] The President’s location [End of telephone conversation] The unknown man left at an unknown time before 1:59 pm.