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Date: 
Oct 28, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 809-1 Date: October 28, 1972 Time: 8:45 am - 9:00 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Speech draft revisions for October 29, 1972 radio broadcast -National defense -Opponent’s proposals -1962 compared to 1969 An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am. Instruction The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:00 am. Speech draft revisions for October 29, 1972 radio broadcast An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time before 9:00 am. Speech draft revisions for October 29, 1972 radio broadcast -Status of U.S. nuclear forces -January 1969 -Size of US superiority -Soviet Union's nuclear buildup -US inaction -Compared to Soviet Union -Page notation -Instructions on draft changes Woods left at 9:00 am.
Conversation No. 809-2
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Date: October 28, 1972 Time: 9:10 am - 10:26 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Watergate -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] news broadcast -Condensation of proposed special -Effect -Damage -Lyndon K. ("Mort") Allin’s News Summary item -Quality of program -Content -Charles W. Colson’s conversation with Frank Stanton -Political impact -Colson’s conversation with Stanton -Special -News broadcast Radio speeches -Schedule -"One America" -National defense -Ronald L. Ziegler -News effect of defense speech -Vietnam Vietnam -Settlement -Proximity to 1972 election -Political effect -Samuel Lubell’s view -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] interviews in Columbus, Ohio -Henry A. Kissinger, William P. Rogers -Hanoi -As campaign issue -Administration handling -George S. McGovern's position
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Attainment of terms in 1969 -R. Sargent Shriver -Counters to McGovern's position -McGeorge Bundy -George W. Ball -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -Howard K. Smith
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Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:10 am.
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) The President’s schedule -Ziegler -Gerald L. Warren Bull left at an unknown time before 9:24 am. Legislation -Social Security -The President’s recent vetoes -News coverage -Signing, October 30, 1972 -Credit -News coverage
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CBS news story -Stanton -Colson’s view concerning broadcast -Duration -Upcoming segment -Feature story -Variety Press relations -1967
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Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:10 am. Ziegler's schedule -Voting -Telephone call Bull left at an unknown time before 9:24 am. Radio speeches -Schedule -"One America" -National defense -Amnesty -Last minute changes -Ziegler’s possible statement -News worthiness -Editing -Vietnam -Speculation -"One America" -Quality -Federal spending [October 7, 1972] William L. Safire [Philosophy of Government, October 21, 1972] -American Farmer [October 27, 1972] -Education [October 25, 1972] -Crime [October 15, 1972] -Urban affairs [November 1, 1972] -Foreign policy [November 4, 1972] -Goals [November 5, 1972] -Television spot
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Ziegler talked with Haldeman between 9:24 am and 9:27 am. [Conversation No. 809-2A] [See Conversation No. 32-78] [End of telephone conversation] Announcement -Ziegler's forthcoming call to Warren The President’s schedule -Camp David -Surrogates meeting -Camp David -Residence -Auditorium -Women -Duration Kissinger’s schedule -Surrogates briefing on Vietnam -Political content -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Necessity -Haig -Paul C. Warnke -Ethnic press briefing
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
The President’s schedule -Ethnic press, October 27, 1972 -Value -Timing -Benefit -Cultivation of contacts -Poles, Italians, Puerto Ricans, Swedes, Danes -Contact after the election
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Watergate -CBS program -Administration's position -Editors -1972 election -Truth -Patrick J. Buchanan -Post-election strategy -Money -James Keogh’s book [President Nixon and the Press] -Edith Efron’s book [The News Twisters] -Propaganda war The President left and Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:27 am. Speech The President’s schedule
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Bull’s telephone conversation with the President, October 27, 1972 -Speech -Camp David -Speech -Speech -Timing -Western audiences -Andrews Air Force Base Bull left at an unknown time before 9:36 am. The President entered at an unknown time before 9:36 am. Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 9:27 am and 9:36 am. [Conversation No. 809-2B] Radio speeches -Schedule -"One America" -National defense -Follow-up apparatus [End of telephone conversation] Radio speeches -Schedule -Follow-up apparatus
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Rose Mary Woods entered at 9:36 am.
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Speeches -Changes -Timing -Changes Kissinger entered at 9:37 am.
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Woods left at 9:39 am. Vietnam -Story of negotiations -Kissinger’s efforts -News summary -Political charges by opposition -ABC interviews -Columbus, Ohio -Kissinger’s possible surrogates briefing -Kissinger's presentation -Haig -Rogers -The President’s role -Political nature -Warnke -Newspaper leaks -Rogers
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Political points -Points to be made -Colson -Political nature -Lubell -Settlement -Timing -The President's letter to Kissinger -Use -Hanoi -Trip -Publicity -Time -Jerrold L. Schecter -Political charges by opposition -Columbus, Ohio -Reaction by administration -Kissinger’s role -Rogers's possible presentation to surrogates -Substance of proposal -Subtleties -George S. McGovern's position compared to the Administration’s -Substance of agreement -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Cease-fire -Communist government in South Vietnam -Contrast to McGovern's position -POW’s -Withdrawal -Disarmament of South Vietnam -Peace with surrender compared to peace with honor -1972 election -Priority of making right kind of settlement -Terms -POWs -Cease-fire -Non-Communist government in Vietnam -Publication of agreement -McGovern's stance -Political distortion -Public relations
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Presentation of administration's position -The President’s schedule People's Republic of China [PRC] -Grain deal announcement -The President’s radio address on the American Farmer -Agriculture Department -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Earl L. Butz -PRC note -Consequences -Price's staff -Instruction to Haldeman -Butz Speeches -Route of speeches -[National Security Council] [NSC] -Agriculture Department -Information channels -Change of speeches by the President -Price’s responsibility -Check of speeches -Staff -Problems -National defense speech -Timing -Changes Warnke briefing -Haig -Kissinger -Press briefing -Information in briefing -Amount of information -The President’s 1968 briefing -McGovern -Offer of briefing Vietnam -North Vietnamese
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Meeting with Kissinger -Press -Timing of settlement signing -November 1, 1972 -Consultation with the President and Saigon -Acceptance by South Vietnamese -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with Marilyn Berger of Washington Post -Liberals -Nguyen Van Thieu -Chiang Kai-Shek -Berger -Public opinion -Berger -Nixon compared to McGovern -Non-Communist coalition -Surrender -Kissinger handling -Surrogates briefing -The President’s capability -Haig -Politicization Woods entered at an unknown time after 9:39 am. Speech changes Woods left at an unknown before 10:12 am. Foreign policy -Kissinger's call to Jay Lovestone, October 27, 1972 -Forthcoming meeting -George Meany -Foreign policy briefings -Meany -Purchase of national radio time -Timing -Possible endorsement of McGovern -Briefing -Haig -Postponement -Lovestone
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Vietnam -Media and press relations -Marvin L. Kalb -Washington Post -New York Times -The President's instruction to Kissinger -Washington Post -Opinion makers -Max Frankel -Howard K. Smith's broadcast -Kissinger -Bundy -Timing of agreement -Kissinger's possible conversation with Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -John W. Chancellor -Watergate - [Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Kissinger's recent talk with Sevareid -1972 election -Timing of agreement -1972 election -Possible public perception -Politics -Bombing halt -1972 election -Nelson A. Rockefeller -US choice of peace strategies -Hypothetical effect -Hanoi's public acceptance of May 8, 1972 plan -Effect on 1972 election -May 8th, 1972 Plan 1972 campaign -Magnification of problems -Close elections -McGovern supporters’ fear -Reality of election -Smear campaign -Effect on election -Election prospects
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -States -Popular vote -Dwight D. Eisenhower -1952 election -Administration enemies -McGovern -Press -University professors -Clergy -Quality of criticism -Settlement of war -Timing -Political charges -Kissinger’s briefing -Election week rhetoric -CBS news broadcast on Watergate -Possible hour long special -Television commentators request for Kissinger interview -Cronkite -New York -Use of interview -Attribution -Commentary -Public appearances of the President in Kentucky and West Virginia -Network coverage -Benefits -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Network coverage -Audiences Vietnam -November 3, 1969 speech by the President -Anniversary -May 8, 1972 decision -Importance -Announcement -Timing -Demonstrations -Reasons -Mining, aircraft alert -Soviet Union
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] Radio speeches -Number -Time involved -Education -Los Angeles Times coverage Vietnam -Settlement -South Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu’s possible meeting with the President -Post-1972 election strategy -Thieu -North Vietnam publication of settlement -Settlement delay -Thieu -Letter from the President to Thieu -Treatment of the President, Kissinger, Rogers -Letter from the President -The President’s friendship and support -Thieu’s public statements -Effect on US public support -Previous letter -The President’s speeches -Terms -US military support -Departure -Degree Kissinger’s schedule Kissinger left at 10:12 am. Surrogates briefing on Vietnam -Kissinger’s view -Image -Rogers's delivery of briefing -Compared to Kissinger -Political points -1972 election
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -The President’s role -Effect
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Colson entered at 10:15 am. Surrogates briefing on Vietnam -The President’s role -Rogers -Kissinger -Rogers -Colson’s forthcoming telephone call -Handling of politics -Points -No communist government in South Vietnam -Guaranteed return of POW's -Cease-fire -McGovern program -Surrender -POW's -Need for aggressive campaigning -Purpose Compilation of McGovern's quotes -Shriver's quotes -Use of quotes Press relations -Status
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -McGovern election prospects -Pennsylvania polls -Interpretation of poll movement -Poll points related to votes -Columbus, Ohio -Timing of poll -Kissinger's briefing -Undecided voters -Follow-up -Kincaid [sp?] [First name unknown] -ABC reporter -Voter opinion -Political aspect of Vietnam settlement -Undecided voters -John A. Scali -McGovern support -Louis P. Harris poll -Harris’s network availability -CBS news broadcast on Watergate -Stanton Watergate -CBS -Buchanan -Distribution to editors -1972 election -Martin S. Hayden -Statements -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] -Richard G. Kleindienst -The President’s press conferences -Grain deal, ITT -Watergate -Truth -White House involvement in scandals -White paper -Distribution -Hayden -Paul Miller -Gannett -Barron’s
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Mailing -Media support for McGovern -Establishment -Grain deal -Cronkite -News spot -Treatment of issue Press relations -McGovern's tactics -Bombing -Robert J. Dole's attack -Forthcoming appearance on Face the Nation -McGovern background -Heckling -1960 campaign tactics -Insult to Claudia A. (Taylor) (“Lady Bird”) Johnson -Tricia Nixon Cox -The President in New York City -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Cooperation of media -Tricia Nixon Cox -Student demonstrations -Accidental compared to intentional nature -Statue of Liberty incident -San Francisco incident -1960 compared to 1972 campaign -Public perception -Poll Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am. The President’s schedule -President's radio speech -Timing Bull left at an unknown time before 10:26 am.
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19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 15 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 11s ]
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Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am. The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 10:26 am.
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CBS -Colson’s forthcoming telephone call to Stanton The President, Haldeman and Colson left at 10:26 am.
Conversation No. 809-3 Date: October 28, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:26 am and 11:59 pm
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Location: Oval Office Manolo Sanchez, Stephen B. Bull and an unknown person met. Briefcase -Instruction The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.