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Date: 
Oct 31, 1972 - Nov 01, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 810-1 Date: October 3l, 1972 Time: 11:04 am - 11:10 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler at 11:04 am. [This recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress.]
Statement on possible Vietnam settlement -Coalition government -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s view -Nguyen Van Thieu -Preservation of South Vietnam’s right to choose its own government -Expectations of agreement -Henry A. Kissinger’s schedule -Timing -Signing of agreement -Associated Press [AP] wire story Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:04 am. The president's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 11:10 am. -Deadline -Deliberate pace of negotiations -Avoidance of resumption of war -The President’s meeting with Kissinger Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:04 am. The President’s schedule -Kissinger’s office Bull left at an unknown time before 11:10 am.
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-1972 election -Quality of peace -Details of agreement -Compared to 1968 agreement -Compared to 1962 agreement Ziegler left at 11:10 am.
Conversation No. 810-2 Date: October 31, 1972 Time: 11:10 am - 11:36 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Nelson A. Rockefeller and Henry A. Kissinger; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Rockefeller’s forthcoming National Press Club speech -Cuts in text -Vietnam Vietnam negotiations -History of US peace agreement -1968 bombing halt -Possible agreement -Deadline -Message from Hanoi -North Vietnamese position -View of US negotiating tactics -Deadlines -The President's previous message to Hanoi -Possible publication of negotiation record -Demand for settlement -North Vietnamese leaks of terms -Phom Van Dong’s interview in Newsweek -Attempted modification of settlement terms
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Coalition government -Orders to North Vietnamese cadres -Ignore cease-fire to seize territory -North Vietnamese interpretation administrative structure -North Vietnamese troop withdrawal -No reinforcement provision -Message from Hanoi -Kissinger’s view -1972 election -Factors conducive to settlement -Bombing -Possible publication of negotiation record -Possible backgrounder by Kissinger -Timin -The President’s speech [“Look to the Future”] November 2, 1972 -Rockefeller’s forthcoming National Press Club speech -Use of information regarding orders to Vietcong [VC] -The President’s view -Differences between negotiating parties -Peace -1968 agreement -Phom Van Dong’s interview in Newsweek -Attempted modification of settlement terms -Rockefeller’s forthcoming National Press Club speech -The President’s view -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Analysis -Timing of possible settlement -1972 election -US position -North Vietnamese strategy -Quality of agreement -North Vietnamese strategy -Concessions -Nguyen Van Thieu -1972 election -Military Situation -Cadres -Bombing -B-52s -19th parallel
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Previous US internal restriction -20th parallel -19th parallel -Supply dumps -Rockefeller’s forthcoming National Press Club speech -Possible press questions -Kissinger’s “Peace is at hand” remark -Progress of negotiations -Rockefeller’s view -Administration press strategy -Possible publication of negotiating record -Breakdown of talks -Blame on North Vietnamese -Nature of agreement -North Vietnamese position -Kissinger’s forthcoming backgrounder -Timing -Rockefeller’s view -Kissinger’s view -Information from Hanoi -US press reaction -Possible clarification of points -North Vietnamese troop withdrawal -North Vietnamese seizure of territory -Pham Van Dong’s interview -Coalition Government -Rockefeller’s view -The President compared to Winston S. Churchill -Rockefeller’s forthcoming National Press Club speech -John N. Mitchell’s request of Rockefeller -Thieu -Kissinger’s previous meeting with Thieu -Necessity of US consultation with Thieu -North Vietnamese pressure for settlement -Possible publication of negotiation record -Rockefeller’s dinner with Abraham M. Rosenthal -Foreign Affairs Editor of New York Times, [James Greenfield] -New York Times -Greenfield’s view of Kissinger’s press briefing -Editorial -Consistency of the Administration’s negotiating position
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Far left -Attitude toward Thieu -Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. -US position -Press statements -Conciliation -Status of negotiations -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with Jay Lovestone -George Meany -George S. McGovern stance -Signing of agreement -Abrogation of agreement -Arms to South Vietnam -Aid to South Vietnam -Effects on talks
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Support for the President -New York Times -Catholic community -Jewish community -Catholic community -Vietnam War -Francis Cardinal Spellman -The President’s previous trip to Vietnam as Vice President Vietnam negotiations
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Administration’s desire for peace -North Vietnamese demand for settlement -Need for clarification of settlement terms -Kissinger possible backgrounder -Paris Situation -Timing -Issues -Propaganda -The President’s defense of national interests -Nature of agreement -South Vietnam The President’s schedule -Possible post-election meeting with Rockefeller -Camp David -Lyndon B. Johnson, -Forthcoming signing of 1973 Appropriations Act Rockefeller and Kissinger left at 11:36 am.
Conversation No. 810-3 Date: October 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:36 am and 11:43 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Signing ceremony of 1973 Appropriations Act -Possible photograph session Bull left at an unknown time before 11:43 .m.
Conversation No. 810-4
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Date: October 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:36 am and 11:43 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming signing of 1973 Appropriations Act The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 11:43 am.
Conversation No. 810-5 Date: October 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:36 am and 11:43 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Forthcoming signing ceremony of 1973 Appropriations Act -Alexander P. Butterfield’s location -Timing -Possible photograph session Bull left at an unknown time before 11:43 am.
Conversation No. 810-6 Date: October 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:43 am and 11:53 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -House Resolution [H R] 1 -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -[Signing of documents] -Veto -John D. Ehrlichman -Appropriations -Pen -Ronald L. Ziegler's location -Press Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:43 am. -Signing ceremony of 1973 Appropriations Act -Timing -Wire services -Photograph session Bull and Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:53 am.
Conversation No. 810-7 Date: October 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:43 am and 11:53 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s schedule -Annual report of Commerce Department -Office of Minority Business Enterprises -Ideas Editors -Ideas -Conservative Jewish thought -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
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9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
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Conversation No. 810-8 Date: October 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:53 am and 11:54 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Ronald L. Ziegler’s briefing -The President’s forthcoming trip The President’s schedule The President and Bull left at an unknown time before 11:54 am.
Conversation No. 810-19 Date: October 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:54 am and 2:38 pm Location: Oval Office An unknown person [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person. The President’s location -Executive office building [EOB]
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 810-9 Date: October 31, 1972 Time: 2:38 pm - 2:41 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. [This recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress.] The President’s schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Signing of 1973 Appropriations Act Butterfield left at 2:41 pm.
Conversation No. 810-10 Date: October 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:41 pm and 2:42 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Signing ceremony of 1973 Appropriations Act -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 2:42 pm.
Conversation No. 810-11 Date: October 31, 1972
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Time: Unknown between 2:41 pm and 2:42 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President’s schedule -Possible appearance O'Hare International Airport -Dwight L. Chapin's conversation with John H. (“Jack”) Riley -Possible size of crowd -Possible trip to Duluth, Minnesota -Richard Moore -Announcement of forthcoming trips -Illinois -Oklahoma -Illinois -Possible trips to Oklahoma and North Carolina Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:41 pm. Signing ceremony of 1973 Appropriations Act -Henry A. Kissinger -Photograph session Bull left at an unknown time before 2:42 pm. The President's trip to Chicago and Oklahoma -Announcements Haldeman left at 2:42 pm.
Conversation No. 810-12 Date: October 31, l972 Time: 2:42 pm - 2:44 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with the White House photographer and members of the press.
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) Signing ceremony of 1973 Appropriations Act -[Photograph session] -Pen distribution -Details of legislation vetoed or approved by the President -Alexander P. Butterfield The White House photographer et al. left at 2:44 pm.
Conversation No. 810-13 Date: October 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:44 pm and 2:52 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger
Bull left at an unknown time before 2:52 pm.
Conversation No. 810-14 Date: October 31, l972 Time: Unknown between 2:44 pm and 2:52 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person [H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman]. Compilation of material -Radio tapes -Television tapes -Film -Letters
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Conversation No. 810-l5 Date: October 31, l971 Time: 2:52 pm - 3:23 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Nelson A. Rockefeller's National Press Club speech -Quality of speech -Kissinger’s view -Reaction -Defense of the President’s foreign policy -Reception An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 2:52 pm. Refreshment The unknown person left at an unknown time after 3:23 pm. Nelson A. Rockefeller's National Press Club speech -Points -Vietnam peace treaty -The President's stance -Details of agreement -Armistice compared to peace -Response by audience -Quality -Kissinger’s recent press conference -Response by audience Vietnam negotiations -Public relations -The Administrations aggressive stance -Demonstrators -Support from conservatives -Details of agreement -Troop Withdrawal -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Los Angeles Times -New York Times -Marvin L. Kalb -Dan Rather -Coalition Government -Kalb -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Possible result in collapse of South Vietnamese government -US failure to sign agreement -The President’s moral position -Bombing halt of 1968 -Public perception -North Vietnamese reaction -Kissinger’s view -Anticipation of victory -Instructions to cadres -Press reaction -Kissinger -Nguyen Van Thieu’s reaction -North Vietnamese reaction -Ambiguities -North Vietnamese Position -Negotiation schedule -Bombing halt -1972 election -Attacks on Kissinger -Kissinger’s use of the phrase “peace is at hand” -US position -Possible message after 1972 election -Negotiation record since October 22, 1972 -US initiatives -Possible message to Thieu -Thieu’s position -Outcome -Polls -Effect of negotiations on Watergate and other issues -News domination -Public perception -The President’s strength -Settlement signing prior to 1972 election -Kissinger's mail
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -News summary -Emphasis on negative stories -Liberal Reaction -Troop withdrawal -Kissinger’s efforts with press -Announcement of signing -Timing -Late November 1972 -Benefit to the President’s second term -Bombing -Possible deployment of B-52s -Possible reconnaissance around Hanoi -Extent -North Vietnamese reaction -Possible continuation of war -North Vietnamese strategy -Territorial situation -Reaction of cadres -US position -Initiative -Insistence on a proper agreement -Military Pressure -Rockefeller's National Press Club speech -Audience response -Television coverage -US stance -Peace compared to armistice -Support for the President -George S. McGovern’s position -Desire to negotiate agreement -Desire to sign agreement -North Vietnamese strategy -Negotiating stance -Possible break off of talks -William J. Porter -Military Position -Offensive -Feasibility -Resupplying -Effect on signing -US bombing
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Forthcoming People's Republic of China [PRC] note -PRC refusal to attend dinner party -New York -Chiao Kuan-Hua -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -PRC note -Possible tone -Public Reaction -Joseph C. Kraft -Quality of US diplomatic performance -PRC -Soviet Union -North Vietnam -South Vietnam -Post-1972 election reactions -US honor
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 ***************************************************************** The President's post-1972 election schedule -Possible trip to Florida -Cabinet Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger’s schedule -US power -1972 election -North Vietnamese actions -Seizure of territory -Coalition government -North Vietnamese statement on peace
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Continuation of war -Thieu -Casualties -Kissinger's talk with Max Frankel -US preparations for peace -Protests over terms -Post-1972 election stance -Victory claims -Relationship with the President -Possible visit with the President -San Clemente -Negotiation schedule -Press relations -Kissinger’s possible meeting with John W. Chancellor -Message from the President -Sevareid -Howard K. Smith -Hugh S. Sidey -“Georgetown set” -“New York set” -Time-Life -Reaction to the administration’s success -Shift blame from liberal ideas to McGovern -Press sympathy for McGovern -Opposition to US power -Possible Vietnam settlement -Thieu -Coalition government -US military assistance to South Vietnam -Congress -Funding for South Vietnam assistance -1972 election ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 2m 15s ]
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18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
***************************************************************** Vietnam negotiations -Attacks on US position -North Vietnam -Thieu -Washington Post -North Vietnamese strategy -Possible break off of negotiations -1972 election -Polls -Press relations -Timing -The President’s forthcoming trip to Chicago -Ronald L. Ziegler McGovern campaign -Press blaming of McGovern -News Summary -Thomas F. Eagleton -Effect on McGovern campaign -McGovern's stand on issues Democratic National Convention -Marlo Thomas, Shirley MacLaine -Abortion issue Appearance of delegates Kissinger's forthcoming conversation with Jay Lovestone Kissinger left at 3:23 pm
Conversation No. 810-l6 Date: October 31, l972 Time: Unknown between 3:23 pm and 3:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
The President’s signing of the 1973 Appropriations Act -Mementoes -Alexander P. Butterfield -Presidential library [?] Bull left at an unknown time after 3:25 pm.
Conversation No. 810-17 Date: October 31, l972 Time: 3:25 pm - 4:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. 1973 Appropriations Act -92nd Congress
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Nelson A. Rockefeller's National Press Club speech -Reaction -Henry A. Kissinger -Vietnam negotiations Vietnam negotiations
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -US public opinion -Polls -Peace -Peace advocates -Opposition to the President -Marijuana -Abortion -Welfare -Amnesty for draft evaders -Permissive judges -Government size The President's schedule -Speeches -Chicago -Length of speech -Richard B. Olgive -Charles H. Percy -Congressmen -Importance of Illinois -Recent train accident in Chicago -Peace settlement Public relations -Poll -Timing -Questions -Laos, Cambodia -Vietnam negotiations -Louis P. Harris -Opinion Research Corporation [ORC] -Timing -Verification of previous results -Reaction to peace talks -The President’s forthcoming statements -Reaction to corruption issue -Possible shift in polls -Verification -Reasons -George S. McGovern -Supporters
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Commercials -Youth -Manual workers -Youth -Peace issue -Professors -Desire for conflict -Big business and the rich
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Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 3:40 p.m.
Announcements -The President’s schedule -Chicago -O’Hare International Airport -Oklahoma -Providence, Rhode Island -Details -Chicago -Possible motorcade -Train accident -Adjustment of schedule -Zeigler’s morning briefing -Vietnam -Wire services
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03) -Administration stance -Nature of peace settlement -Previous peace agreements -1968 -Justification for the President’s schedule -Oklahoma, Rhode Island -Congressional elections -North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma -Rhode Island -New Mexico -Details of trip Ziegler left at 3:44 pm. Ziegler -The President’s view Polls -Value of additional polls -Corruption issue -Lawsuit -Vietnam -Possible shifts in polls -Reasons -New charges of corruption -McGovern -Washington Post -Lack of new information
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23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
Public relations -Backgrounders -Honesty -Robert H. Finch -Objectivity -Compared to advocacy
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Haldeman left at 4:08 pm.
Conversation No. 810-18 Date: October 31, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:10 pm, October 31, 1972 and 3:01 pm, November 1, 1972 Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met.
An unknown person [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:10 pm, October 31, 1972 and 3:01 pm, November 1, 1972. [Conversation No. 810-18A] The President's location -Executive Office Building [EOB]
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-03)
[End of telephone conversation] The President’s location -EOB An unknown person [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:10 pm, October 31, 1972 and 3:01 pm, November 1, 1972. [Conversation No. 810-18B] The President's location [End of telephone conversation] The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 3:01 pm, November 1, 1972.