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Date: 
Dec 16, 1972 - Dec 17, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08)
Conversation No. 382-1 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:25 am and 11:30 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:30 am.
Conversation No. 382-2 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: 11:30 am - 12:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Charles W. Colson. Second term reorganization -John A. Scali appointment -Announcement -Italian-Americans -Changes -Press relations -The President’s conversation with Ronald L. Ziegler
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) -William P. Rogers -Retentions -Richard G. Kleindienst -Rogers -George P. Shultz -Number -Scali -Number of Catholics in Cabinet -Roy L. Ash -Claude S. Brinegar -Regional representation -Sub-Cabinet -Lyndon B. Johnson -Conversation with John B. Connally -Marianne H. Means -Post-1964 election -Schedule C -Press relations -Ray Cromley article -Washington, DC, reporters -White House staff cuts -Press relations -The President’s conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Announcement -Symbolism -Public relations [PR] -Plan -News summaries -Patrick J. Buchanan and Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin -Compilation -PR -Bureaucracy -Peter J. Brennan’s conversation with the President -Brennan’s visit to Labor Department -Display of the President’s portrait -Labor offices -Shultz -James G. Hodgson -Brennan’s view -Rogers’s office
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) -State Department -Press relations -Brennan’s Democratic Party affiliation -Politicans as managers -John G. Veneman -Performance as Under Secretary [of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare] [HEW] -George W. Romney -Compared to Brennan -Governorship of Michigan -John A. Volpe -Performance -Colson’s meeting with insurance people -Truckers -White House staff -Loyalty -Volpe -Ambassadorship to Italy -Secretary of Transportation -Interest in retention -[John A. Volpe, Jr.] -Exhaustion -Politicians as managers -Robert H. Finch -Performance as HEW Secretary -Changes -PR -Compared to other Presidents -Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, Theodore Roosevelt in 1904, Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 -Lower level positions -Rogers C. B. Morton, Shultz -Under Secretaries -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -Rogers -PR -Herbert G. Klein -Announcements -Press relations -Buchanan’s and Allin’s view
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) -Brennan -Scali -1972 election -George S. McGovern results -Blacks -Jews Domestic issues -Democratic Party -Blacks -Reception -Welfare -Colson’s conversation with Peter Fosco Second term reorganization -Black ambassador -Need to appoint Domestic issues -Blacks -Welfare, busing -Robert J. Brown Second term reorganization -Brennan -Confirmation -Effect -PR -Colson’s work with Kenneth W. Clawson, Richard A. Moore, William L. Safire -Safire’s work on historical research -Publicity for second term changes -James T. Lynn -Commerce Department -Political background New Majority -Press relations -Helen Thomas -Reception
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) -Democrats -Colson -Reception -Colson’s conversation with an unknown woman reporter -Aristocracy -International Brotherhood of Teamsters -Unknown person -Teamsters -Philadelphia -Children -Italian-Americans, Catholic background -Women reporters -Christmas -Visits to White House -Analogy to “Age of Jackson” -Republican President -Labor leaders, Italian-Americans, Polish-Americans and Democrats -Church service -Republican President -Thomas -Church service -Guest list -Duplication -Richard M. Scammon -Labor leaders
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-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) -Peter H. Dominick -Clark MacGregor -Republican candidates -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Tricia Nixon Cox, and other surrogates -Campaign support -White House Christmas tree lighting reception for the President’s supporters -Michael P. Balzano, Jr. -Donald F. Rodgers -Salvatore Provenzano [?] [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Second term reorganization -Mickey Gardner -White House staff -Public Information Officer [PIO] -PIO officers -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Gardner -William J. Baroody, Jr. -The President’s conversation with Haldeman -Background check -Labor groups -Lobbies -Conservatism -Colson’s conversation with William P. Rogers Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:30 am. Haldeman’s schedule Vietnam negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger’s press conference -Timing Bull left at an unknown time before 12:11 pm.
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) Second term reorganization -Baroody -Conservatism -Intelligence -The President’s trip to the People’ Republic of China [PRC] -Managerial skills -Frederic V. Malek -Typical manager -Harvard University business school -Loyalty to the President -Unknown Polish-American lawyer -Compared to White Anglo-Saxon Protestant [WASP] -Education -Loyola University Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:30 am. The President’s schedule -Kissinger’s briefing -Timing -Haldeman’s schedule -Meeting with Kissinger -Timing -Kissinger’s briefing -Duration -Possible telephone calls Bull left at an unknown time before 12:11 pm. Harvard University -John F. Kennedy Center -Teachers -Background -McGovern supporters -Republican participation -John D. Ehrlichman -Conversation with Colson -American Enterprise Institute [AEI] -Colson’s efforts -Funding
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d)
Press relations -Columbia Broadcasting Company [CBS] -Colson’s conversation with William S. Paley -Haldeman -Paley’s request for a meeting -Timing -Dan Rather, Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -Rowland Evans -Peter A. Diamond -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] -Political orientation -Social events -Coverage -Women reporters -Reception -Reception -Patricia (Hughes) Colson’s comments comparing coverage of the President to Kennedy -Human interest -CBS -Cronkite Second term reorganization -Agencies and Departments -Loyalty to the President -Colson’s work with Brennan, unknown person -Brennan -Labor Department -Shultz -Conversation with Colson -Morton -Laurence H. Silberman -Judgeship -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. -EOB -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] -George D. Webster -Confirmation -Conversation with Colson
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) -Confirmation -Tennessee farm -Howard W. Cannon -Howard H. Baker, Jr. -Background check The President’s official portrait -Colson’s conversation with Haldeman -Embassies -Distribution -Public buildings -Government Service Administration [GSA] Press relations -“Things They Would Like to Forget” -US Information Agency [USIA] -James Keogh -Conversation with Colson -McGovern -Accuracy in Media [AIM] report -Distribution -Congressmen, editors -White House press corps -Ralph Nader article -Response -Nader’s taxes -Audit -Webster’s assignment Connally -Conversation with Colson -Schedule -Cabinet dinner The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:30 am and 12:11 pm. [Conversation No. 382-2A] [See Conversation No. 34-96]
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d)
[End of telephone conversation] Connally’s schedule -Cabinet dinner The President talked with Alexander P. Butterfield between 12:11 pm and 12:12 pm. [Conversation No. 382-2B] [See Conversation No. 34-97] [End of telephone conversation] Press relations -AIM -News summary -Article about bias -Unknown New York businessman -Xerox copy -US mining of Haiphong Habor -CBS -Distribution -Editors -Xerox copy -Unknown New York businessman -CBS -Newsweek -CBS -George S. McGovern -US mining of Haiphong -New York Times -Washington Post 1972 election -The Left -Reaction
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-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Edward M. Kennedy’s speech -Relations with moderate Democrats -McGovern -Change of party affiliation by Democrats -Patrick J. Buchanan, Michael J. Maye -Need to establish momentum -Frank L. Rizzo -Ethnics -Robert S. Strauss -John B. Connally -Future plans -Conversation with Colson [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Vietnam War -Negotiations -Kissinger’s press conference -North Vietnam’s delays -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Casualties -US, North and South Vietnam -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam’s delays -Offensive -Follow-up -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Hanoi, Haiphong -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -US public opinion -Effect on North Vietnam -Limitation -Effect -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Views -Congressional relations
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) -Cut off of US aid to South Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu -Letters from the President -Negotiations -Continuation -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Kissinger -Congressional relations -Le Duc Tho -Statement -Tone -Domestic reaction -Duration -January-February 1973 -Kissinger -Negotiations -Pressure on North Vietnam -Congressional relations -Cut off of US aid to South Vietnam -Agnew’s view -Charles McC. Mathias, Charles H. Percy -House of Representatives, Senate -Supplemental spending bill -Military -Pentagon -Vietnamization -Announcement -January 1973 -Settlement agreement -North and South Vietnam -Cease-fire -POWs -McGovern’s view -Thieu -Public opinion -POWs -Honor -Cease-fire -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Thieu’s retention
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) -Vietnamization -Congressional relations -US withdrawal and cessation of US bombing and mining of North Vietnam -POWs -North Vietnam’s possible demand -Cut off of US aid to South Vietnam -Congressional relations -North Vietnam’s demands -US public opinion -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Domestic reaction -The President’s advisers’ view -Breakdown in negotiations -North Vietnam’s responsibility -Kissinger’s press conference -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Compared to the President’s May 8, 1972 decision -North Vietnam’s invasion of South Vietnam -POWs -US public opinion -Communists -Thieu -POWs -Honor -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Effect on North Vietnam -Negotiations -Tone -The President’s first term -Passive -1972 election -Results -McGovern -“Doves” -Congressional relations Second term reorganization -PR -Ronald L. Ziegler -Clawson
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) -Carryovers -The President’s official portrait -Labor Department -Brennan -Robert Armayo -1972 campaign -Kennedy photographs, US flags -Hodgson -Shultz Shultz’s views -Liberalism -Sidney Hook Second term reorganization -Bureaucracy -Colson’s conversation with Louis P. Harris Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:12 pm. The President’s schedule -Kissinger’s press conference -Completion -Haldeman -Kissinger -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bull left at an unknown time before 12:45 pm. Second term reorganization -Colson’s conversation with Harris -Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] -Unemployment statistics -Albert E. Sindlinger -Press relations -New personnel -Historical significance -Second level appointees -Italian-Americans, Polish-Americans -Ambassadors
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-2 (cont’d) -Labor -James Suffridge and Einar Mohn -Advantages -Symbolism Labor relations -George Meany Press relations -William S. Paley -Buchanan -Colson -Washington Post article -John A. Scali -Garnett D. (“Jack”) Horner’s interview with the President -Announcements -Washington Star, Washington Post -Scali -Clay T. (“Tom”) Whitehead -Networks -Coverage -Fairness -Vietnam War -US bombing north of 20th Parallel Colson left at 12:45 pm.
Conversation No. 382-3 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: 12:45 pm - 1:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler, Henry A. Kissinger and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Vietnam War -Henry A. Kissinger’s press conference -Ziegler’s view
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-3 (cont’d) -Tone -Settlement agreement -Conditions -Prisoners of War [POWs] -No coalition government -Cease-fire -US withdrawal -October 1972 -South Vietnam’s position -The President’s position -Signing -North Vietnam’s position -Decision -Press relations -Negotiations -Linguistic changes -Settlement agreement -Conditions -Question and answer [Q & A] session -Wires -Cease-fire -Tone -Kissinger’s “peace is at hand” comment, October 26, 1972 -Negotiations -Status -Progress -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam’s duplicity -US military action -US bombing of North Vietnam -News reports [media and press relations] -B-52s -Reseeding mines -Public Information Officers [PIOs] -South Vietnam -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Prevention of enemy buildup and offensive -Gen. Frederick C. Weyand -Reseeding mines -Press relations
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-3 (cont’d) -Settlement agreement -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -October 23, 1972 -B-52s -Hanoi -Haiphong -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Negotiations -Defense Department -State Department -South Vietnam -Kissinger’s press conference -Press relations -Telephone calls -National Security Council [NSC] -Follow-up stories Ziegler left at 12:55 pm. Vietnam negotiations -The President’s letters -Haig’s trip to Saigon -Nguyen Van Thieu -Notification -The President’s letter -Draft An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 12:55 pm. Refreshment The unknown man left at an unknown time before 1:25 pm. Vietnam negotiations -Thieu -The President’s letter -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s trip -Purpose -Settlement agreement
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-3 (cont’d) -October and week of November 20, 1972 -Saigon radio -North Vietnam -Concessions -Demands -Kissinger’s press conference -Press relations -Comparison to US action in Cambodia and Laos -Misleading US people -“Peace is at hand” -Thieu -Agnew -Settlement agreement -The President’s intentions -Guarantees -Cease-fire -Free elections -Helen Thomas -Peter Lisagor -Timing -Options -Kissinger’s press conference -Scale -US public opinion -Number of sorties -Effect on North Vietnam -North Vietnam’s delays -Agnew -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Settlement agreement -Duration -B-52s -Number -Effect on North Vietnam -Kissinger’s view -Vietnamese intransigence -Christmas pause -Breakdown -North Vietnam
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-3 (cont’d) -North Vietnam’s strategy -Settlement agreement -Timing -1973 Inauguration -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Duration -Effect -Christmas -Possible North Vietnam message -Settlement agreement -Signing -Targets -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam’s delays -Number of sorties -North Vietnam’s air defense -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Surface to air missiles [SAMs] -Transport -Messages -Ellsworth F. Bunker -US domestic reaction -Sophisticates -Press relations -Resumption of bombing -PIOs -North Vietnam -Propaganda -Kissinger’s message to North Vietnam -US bombing -Thanksgiving [November] understandings -“Administrative structure” -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Moonshot analogy -Public relations [PR] -Cambodia invasion, the President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Congressional relations -Michael J. Mansfield, Charles H. Percy, Charles McC. Mathias -Thieu
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-3 (cont’d) -Meeting with Haig -Agnew’s trip -Advisability -The President’s meeting with Agnew -Relations with US -The President’s letters -Ambassador briefings -Saigon Radio -Laird -Options -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Nuclear weapons -Soviet Union -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -North Vietnam -US bombing, mining -North Vietnam’s offensives -Vietnamization -US withdrawal -POWs -George S. McGovernites -Mansfield Amendment -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Bilateral deal -US interests -US aid to South Vietnam -Laos, Cambodia -Settlement agreement -Thieu’s survival -South Vietnam -Ambassador briefings in Paris -Leaks to North Vietnam -Congressional relations -US military involvement -Nguyen Phu Duc -Bunker -US withdrawal -POWs -US domestic reaction -South Vietnam
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-3 (cont’d) -North Vietnamese troops in Cambodia, Laos -PRC -October 1972 agreement -Effect -Clauses -DMZ -Thieu -Surprise -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam -Delays -Kissinger’s possible trip -Effect -US bombing -Incentive -Kissinger’s previous trips -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Status -Soviet Union, PRC -Kissinger’s message to the PRC -Reply -Forthcoming briefing -Timing -Florida -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Transcript of December 13, 1972 talks -Tone -Conversation with Kissinger -The President’ possible action -Timing -Christmas -Haig’s conversation with an unknown Chinese -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -“Doves” -McGovern -1972 election -Congressional relations -Thieu -November 1972 -Kissinger’s press conference
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-3 (cont’d) -Press relations -Tone Haig and Kissinger left at 1:25 pm.
Conversation No. 382-4 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:26 pm and 1:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President’s schedule -Possible meeting with John D. Ehrlichman -Timing Sanchez left at 1:26 pm.
Conversation No. 382-5 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: 1:26 pm - 1:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President’s schedule -Possible meeting with John D. Ehrlichman -Issues -Cabinet dinner -Seating arrangements -Guest list -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Size -Possible additions
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-5 (cont’d) -Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. [?] -Leonard Garment -Herbert G. Klein -Size -Seating arrangements Butterfield left at 1:35 pm.
Conversation No. 382-6 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 3:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person.
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The unknown man left at an unknown time before 3:25 pm.
Conversation No. 382-7 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 3:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-7 (cont’d)
See deed of gift log Miami Dolphins football game -Score Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:25 pm.
Conversation No. 382-8 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 3:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 34-98]
Conversation No. 382-9 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: 3:25 pm - 3:28 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler. [See Conversation No. 34-99]
Conversation No. 382-10 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:28 pm and 3:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-10 (cont’d) The President talked with John D. Ehrlichman. Federal budget -Defense -Revenue sharing -General -Special -Cost -Youth Conservation Corps -Cost -Summer Youth Programs
Conversation No. 382-11 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:28 pm and 3:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person.
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Conversation No. 382-12 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:28 pm and 3:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building
-26NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-12 (cont’d) The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Rose Mary Woods’s schedule -New York -Item for Woods’s desk -Woods’s correspondence Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:45 pm.
Conversation No. 382-13 Date: December 16, 1972 Time: 3:45 pm - 5:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. White House renovation -Bowling alley -Driveway -Locker room, whirlpool, sauna, shower -Costs -Donations -Construction -Sauna, pool -Maintenance -Air conditioning, electrical, CO2 system, satellite [?] systems, fire protection -Construction -Donations -Sauna, whirlpool -White House -Maintenance -Air conditioning -Donations -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo -Funds -Whirlpool, sauna
-27NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Locker room facility Second term reorganization -Announcement -Agency heads and Under Secretaries -Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. -John D. Ehrlichman -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] -George P. Shultz -Ehrlichman -Departure -Ehrlichman’s view -National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] -[John C. Fletcher] -Ehrlichman’s view -AEC -[Dixy Lee Ray] -Anne L. Armstrong -Conversation with Haldeman -Intelligence -View of organization chart -Positions of Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Henry A. Kissinger -Compared to Counselors to the President -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Robert H. Finch -Counselor to the President -Cabinet rank -Withdrawal -Italian-American -Ehrlichman’s view -Rumsfeld -Bryce N. Harlow -Responsibilities -Bicentennial -Prisoners of War [POWs] and Missing In Action [MIAs] -Voluntarism -Ehrlichman -Women -White House staff -Concerns
-28NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Counselor to the President -Peter M. Flanigan -Shultz -Treasury Department -Counselors to the President -Armstrong -Staff -Kissinger -National Security Council [NSC] -Armstrong -Announcement -Timing -Women’s group meeting -Ray -Leak Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:45 pm and 4:27 pm. Haldeman talked with Ronald L. Ziegler at an unknown time between 3:45 pm and 4:27 pm. [Conversation No. 382-13A] [See Conversation No. 34-100] Second term reorganization -Armstrong -Responsibilities -Bicentennial -POWs -Announcement [End of telephone conversation] Second term reorganization -Statistics on appointments of women -Instruction for Ziegler -Announcement -Alexander P. Butterfield -Federal Aviation Administration [FAA]
-29NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d)
Press relations -Ziegler -Barbara Walters -“Today Show” -Ziegler’s possible conversation with Virginia Sherwood [of American Broadcasting Corporation] [ABC] The President’s schedule -Elmer H. Bobst -Recommended telephone call from the President -Library dedication -Cabinet members’ schedule -Cancellation -Birthday party -White House Rose Mary Woods’s schedule -1972 campaign -Oval Office Vietnam negotiations -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -The President’s view -Possible trip to Saigon -The President’s letter [to Nguyen Van Thieu] -The President’s conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Haldeman’s view -Possible telephone call from Ronald W. Reagan Second term reorganization -Status of Cabinet in second term -Armstrong -Counselor to the President -Responsibilities Manolo Sanchez [?] entered at an unknown time after 3:45 pm. Refreshments
-30NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:27 pm. Second term reorganization -Armstrong -Status -White House staff -Protocol -Responsibilities -POWs, MIAs -Announcement -Recruiting of women -Bicentennial -Agnew -Counselor to the President -Special assignments -Policy -Work with the President and Cabinet -Women -Interests -Role in government -Credibility -Blacks -John A. Scali -Ambassadorship to United Nations [UN] -Press relations -UN -Press relations -Qualifications -Qualifications -William P. Rogers -Conversation with Haldeman -ABC -Diplomatic correspondent experience -The President’s trips to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and the Soviet Union Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:45 pm and 4:27 pm. [Conversation No. 382-13B]
-31NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d)
[See Conversation No. 34-101] [End of telephone call] Second term reorganization -Armstrong -Counselor to the President -Meetings -Compared to Finch -Role as spokesperson -Staff -Size -Barbara H. Franklin -Administrative assistant -Schedule The President’s schedule -Cabinet dinner -Seating arrangements -Armstrong -Josephine (Brickley) Brennan -Carol (Girard) Simon -Instruction for Butterfield -Cabinet -Sub-Cabinet -Armstrong -Announcement -Press relations -The President’s possible remarks -Edward R. G. Heath -Visit to US -Timing -1973 Inauguration 1972 campaign funds -Surplus -Disposition -The President’s meeting with Maurice H. Stans -Confidentiality
-32NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Disposition -Alternatives -Republican National Committee [RNC] debts -Stans’s view -Return to contributors -Carry over -1974, 1976 -Republican National Command Committee -Senate and House campaign committees -Republican state committees -Congressional and Senatorial candidates’ debts -GOP endowment fund -Income -Use -Recruitment -Bicentennial -Reporting -Campaign clean up fund -Timing -December 1972 -Post-campaign expenses -Litigation -Taxes -Stock sales -Refunds -Appointments -Nixon Foundation -Tax deductions -Campaign committees The White House operator talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 3:45 pm and 4:27 pm. [Conversation No. 381-13C] [See Conversation No. 34-102] [End of telephone conversation] 1972 campaign funds
-33NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Post-campaign expenses -1974 campaign -Stans -Peter H. Dominick, Bob Wilson -Conversation with Stans -Congressional campaign funds for incumbents or challengers -Herbert Brownell -Daniel K .Ludwig -Dan Evans -Washington State -Jack Eckerd -Florida -Thomas Spencer Shore -Wiley Buchanan -Ohio -Stans -Contribution amounts -Compared to pledges -Refunds -Clifford Folger -Stans -Charles W. Colson, John B. Connally -Stans -Surplus -Disposition -Candidates -1970 -Clean up fund -The President’s meeting with Stans -Reporting -RNC -January 1973 -Liabilities -1968 campaign -Nixon Foundation -Fundraiser -Capitol Hill Club -Dwight D. Eisenhower Center -Nixon wing -Library
-34NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d)
Ziegler entered at 4:27 pm. Armstrong’s location Ziegler’s press conference -Timing Second term reorganization -Armstrong -Counselor to the President -Leak -Cabinet rank -Responsibilities -Work with the President, Cabinet -Women -Interests -Bicentennial -Agnew -Politics -Donald H. Rumsfeld, Finch -Bryce N. Harlow -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -Arthur F. Burns -Special assignments -EOB office -Cabinet rank -Leak -Texas -Dallas Morning News -Jackson B. Krueger -Dallas Times Herald -John Taylor [?] -Press -Houston -San Antonio Light -Houston Chronicle -Dallas newspapers -Hearst newspaper -San Antonio Light
-35NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -1972 election -Texas newspapers -Washington Star -Washington Post -Morning editions Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger’s press conference -Press relations -Kissinger’s “peace is at hand” comment, October 26, 1972 -News summary -Ziegler’s view -Tone -Format -Paragraph -The President’s memoranda -Ziegler’s efforts -Points -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Cease-fire -US bombing north of 20th Parallel Press relations -Washington Star -Washington Post Ziegler left at an unknown time before 5:25 pm. Press relations -Leaks -Ziegler -Washington Post The President’s schedule -Cabinet dinner -Armstrong -Church service -Meeting with Stans -Meeting with William D. Ruckelshaus -Meeting with Richard G. Kleindienst
-36NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Ehrlichman’s recommendation -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Loyalty -Personality Second term reorganization -Patrick J. Buchanan’s and Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin’s analysis -News summary -The President’s conversation with Colson -Personalities -Changes -Ziegler, Colson -Compared to Theodore Roosevelt, 1904 -Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936 -Eisenhower, 1956 -Rogers -Cabinet -Labor Department -Rogers C. B. Morton -Kleindienst -Press relations -Labor Department, Agriculture Department, State Department -Ambassadorships -Agencies The President’s schedule -Cabinet dinner -Seating arrangements -Armstrong -Carol Simon -Josephine Brennan New Majority -Snobs -The President’s constituency -Compared to intellectual elite -Suburbanites -The President’s conversation with Colson -Church service -Reception for 1972 election supporters
-37NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Andrew Jackson analogy -Democrats -Previous visitors to the White House -Receiving line -Red, white, and blue attire -Press relations -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon ***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Party affiliation -Connally -Robert S. Strauss -Potential Presidential candidates -Agnew -Charles H. Percy [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] ***************************************************************** The President’s schedule -Appointments and commissions -Vietnam War -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Diplomatic credentials -Surrogates reception -Number of guests -Surrogates -Departures -Sally (Hornbogen) Peterson -Cabinet dinner -Seating arrangements -Sally Peterson -Under Secretaries -Cabinet -Young voters -Volunteers and staff -Surrogates reception -White House staff
-38NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Cabinet dinner -The President’s role -Hand-shaking -Surrogates reception -Young voters -The President’s possible comments
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The President’s schedule -Physical examination -Mrs. Nixon’s schedule -Tea -Diplomatic children’s reception -The President’s role -Hand-shaking -Vietnam War -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -The President’s telephone calls -Howard R. Hughes -Birthday Second term reorganization -Compared to 1968 -Campaign advance men -Recruitment -Who’s Who
-39NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Cabinet -Assistant Secretaries -Introductions -Checking -Staffing -Harry S. Flemming -Compared to Frederic V. Malek -Cabinet transitions -Malek’s role -Surrogates -Departures -1972 campaign -James M. Beggs -Transportation Under Secretary -Cabinet dinner -Mary Elizabeth (Harrison) Begg’s role in 1972 campaign -Organization of wives -Departure -Fundraising The President’s schedule -Cabinet dinner -Herbert G. Klein -Colson -Reception for 1972 election supporters Second term reorganization -William J. Baroody, Jr. -Haldeman’s view -The President’s conversation with Colson -Physical appearance -Compared to William J. Baroody -Lebanese-American background -Personality -Compared to Colson -Politics -Previous work with Melvin R. Laird -White House staff -Adversary role -Policy
-40NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d)
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Second term reorganization -Michael J. Balzano, Jr. -Ehrlichman’s view -1972 campaign -Michigan 1972 campaign -Balzano’s role -Compared to John C. Whitaker -Michigan -Colson’s view -Colson’s conversation with Ehrlichman -Busing -Michigan -Busing -Colson’s role -Martin S. Hayden’s view -Edwin L. Harper’s view -Ehrlichman staff -Robert P. Griffin’s view Second term reorganization -Balzano -Haldeman’s view -The President’s view -Education
-41NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Compared to Donald F. Rodgers -Rodgers -Haldeman’s conversation with Colson Public relations [PR] -Administration performance -Credit -Ehrlichman’s view -Eisenhower administration -Eisenhower’s administration -Ehlrichman’s staff -Whitaker -Balzano -Finch -Work in 1960 campaign -Leonard Hall -Value -Travel -Herbert G. Klein -Managerial ability -Possible departure -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Colson Press relations -CBS -Washington Post -New York Times -Washington Post -Effect -Congressmen and Senators -Compared to CBS, New York Times -Congressmen and Senators -News summaries -Colson’s view -News summaries -Tone -Buchanan -1972 election -Cartoons
-42NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Hebert L. Block Personnel -Vacations -The President’s conversation with Ehrlichman Speeches -1973 Inauguration -William L. Safire -Theodore Roosevelt’s Inaugural address -Length Second term reorganization -Budget -Revenue sharing -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Ehrlichman -Summer Youth Program -Agnew -Weinberger -Ehrlichman -Weinberger -Defense Department -Elliot L. Richardson, William P. Clements, Jr. -Duplication -Research and development [R & D] -Air Force -Haig -Dr. James R. Schlesinger -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Budget -Defense Intelligence Agency [DIA] -“Washington cocktail set” -Meeting with John C. Stennis -Timing -Stennis’s meeting with Richardson -Harry S. Dent -Relationship with Stennis -Meeting with Stennis
-43NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Richard M. Helms -Helms -Cabinet dinner -Ambassadorship to Iran -The President’s conversations with Kissinger and Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Saudi Arabia -Connally’s location The President’s schedule -Cabinet dinner -Toast -Rogers -Christmas -1972 election -Cabinet, wives -New Majority -Peter J. Brennan -Reaction The President left and entered at an unknown time before 5:25 pm. The President’s schedule -Cabinet dinner -Toast -Armstrong -Moynihan -Scali -Armstrong Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:27 pm and 5:25 pm. [Conversation No. 382-13D] [See Conversation No. 34-103] An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time before 5:25 pm. [End of telephone conversation]
-44NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d)
The President’s schedule -Cabinet dinner -Toast -Rumsfeld -George H. W. Bush -Armstrong -Moynihan -Harlow -Moynihan PR -Bowling alley -Harry S. Truman -Basement -Pool The President’s schedule -Cabinet dinner -Toast -Armstrong -Moynihan An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 4:27 pm. Request for Manolo Sanchez The unknown person left at an unknown time before 5:25 pm. White House -Bowling alley -Costs -Donations -Rebozo Haldeman talked with Armstrong at an unknown time between 4:27 pm and 5:25 pm. [Conversation No. 382-13E] [See Conversation No. 34-104]
-45NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d)
[End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule -Cabinet dinner -Toast -Armstrong -Conversations with Haldeman and the President -Agnew Haldeman talked to an unknown person [Lawrence M. Higby] at an unknown time between 4:27 pm and 5:25 pm. [Conversation No. 382-13F] The President’s schedule -Cabinet dinner -Seating arrangements -Armstrong -Armstrong’s schedule -Transportation -Mayflower Hotel -Young voters -Greetings by the President and Mrs. Nixon -Hand-shaking -East Room [End of telephone conversation] The President’s schedule -Cabinet dinner -Armstrong’s schedule -Transportation -Hand-shaking Second term reorganization -Armstrong -Counselor to the President -Responsibilities -Politics
-46NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-13 (cont’d) -Women -POWs -Organization chart -Haldeman -Compared to Finch, Rumsfeld Haldeman left at 5:25 pm.
Conversation No. 382-14 Date: December 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:19 pm and 2:24 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez [?].
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Sanchez [?] left at an unknown time before 2:24 pm.
Conversation No. 382-15 Date: December 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:19 pm and 2:24 pm Location: Executive Office Building
-47NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-15 (cont’d) The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Draft of the President’s letter to Nguyen Van Thieu -Delivery to a secretary Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:24 pm.
Conversation No. 382-16 Date: December 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:19 pm and 2:24 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Draft of the President’s letter to Nguyen Van Thieu -Completion by secretary -Request for a meeting with Haig -Manolo Sanchez
Conversation No. 382-17 Date: December 17, 1972 Time: 2:24 pm - 2:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Vietnam War -Haig’s schedule -Trip to Saigon -Departure -Timing -Draft of the President’s letter to Nguyen Van Thieu -Meeting with Thieu -Duration
-48NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-17 (cont’d) -Interpreter -Tone -Thieu’s view -US-North Vietnam relations -Henry A. Kissinger’s press conference -The President’s letter to Thieu -Tone -Haig’s trip to Saigon -Negotiations -US-South Vietnam relations -Bilateral deal -Negotiations -Kissinger’s press conference -US-South Vietnam relations -Thieu -Bilateral deal -Thieu’s view -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Hanoi -North Vietnam -Haig’s view -Statement, December 16, 1972 -October 1972 -Response to Kissinger’s press conference -Distribution -Pentagon -US bombing north of 20th Parallel -B-52s -Weather -TACAIR -Escorts -Surface to air missiles [SAMs] -Possible problems -Necessity -North Vietnam’s possible reactions -The President’s letter to Thieu -Haig’s reading -Tone -Kissinger -Haig’s reading
-49NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 382-17 (cont’d) -Final paragraph -Final paragraph -Negotiations -US-South Vietnam relations -Ultimatum -Cooperation -Settlement agreement -Radio Hanoi -Thieu -Tone -Thieu -The President -Haig’s meeting with Thieu -Senators’ views on settlement agreement -Barry M. Goldwater -John C. Stennis -“Hawks” -Thieu -Midway meeting with the President -Relationship with the President -Congressional relations -Cut off of US funds -South Vietnam survival -Haig’s schedule -Haig’s meeting with Thais, Cambodians, Laotians -Cambodia -Thieu -Settlement agreement -US ambassador -Emory C. Swank The President’s schedule Haig left at 2:45 pm.
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Conversation No.382-20 Date: December 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:45 pm and 3:11 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 34-115]
Conversation No. 382-18 Date: December 17, 1972 Time: 3:11 pm - 3:13 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower. [See Conversation No. 34-116; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation]
Conversation No. 382-19 Date: December 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:13 pm and 3:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower. [See Conversation No. 34-117; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]