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Date: 
Feb 23, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 456-1 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:00 am and 9:42 am Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service] met
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Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 9:42 am
Conversation No. 456-2 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 9:42 am - 9:44 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Press -Vietnam -Reporting -Zieglers comments to press -Presidents position -Washington Post article -Reporting of war
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Ziegler left at 9:44 am Conversation No. 456-3 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 9:46 am - 9:48 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield News summary -Alterations -Presidents comments -Effect of forthcoming economic meeting -John B. Connally -Paul W. McCracken -George P. Shultz Butterfield left at 9:48 am
Conversation No. 456-4 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 9:54 am - 9:55 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield The Presidents schedule -Open Hour -Reporters -The Presidents view -John R. (Jack) Williams, Jr. -John B. Waters, Jr. -Ronald L. Ziegler Butterfield left at 9:55 am
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 456-5 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 10:05 am - 11:30 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Foreign trade policy -Peter G. Peterson -Administration policy -Coordination -William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger Kissinger
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-General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer -Melvin R. Laird -Press conference on Laos -News summary -Cabinet meeting -Briefings The Presidents schedule -Governors conference
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Laos briefing -John D. Ehrlichman -Presidents view Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 10:05 am Vietnam -Military developments -Reports -Leak Butterfield left at an unknown time before 10:25 am Economy -Troika meeting -Arthur F. Burns statement -Presidents memo -Dissemination -Action -Haldemans conversation with Burns -Burns statements on confidence -Effect -Stock market Appointments -Presidents view -Retired businessmen -Retired officers Open Hour -Need for accurate reporting -Butterfield and Ronald L. Ziegler -Color reports for press -Role of staff reporter -John B. Waters, Jr. -John R. (Jack) Williams, Jr. -Taping system -Butterfield -Transcripts -Presidents orders -Butterfields role
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports -John K. Andrews, Jr. -James H. Van Alen -Presidents conversation with Van Alan -Publicity -James Udall Press report -Vietnam incident Public statements -Murray L. Weidenbaum -Revenue sharing -Possible compromise -John B. Connally -Maurice H. Stans -Departmental competition -Administration policy The Presidents schedule -Cabinet officers -Staff dinner -Radio speech -Forthcoming White House Governors dinner -Leslie T. (Bob) Hope -Gifts Kissinger -Role in Middle East
Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.)
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6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Haig -The Presidents conversation with Moorer, February 22 -Vietnam -Paris Peace Talks -Conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Paris Peace Talks -Staff meetings -Rogers, Laird, and Connally -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Rogers view -Kissingers view -Soviet view -Berlin -Middle East -Rogers/Kissinger relationship -National Security Study Memorandum [NSSM] -Need for coordination -Number -Laird and Rogers participation -Kissinger role -Kissinger/Rogers relationship -SALT -Joseph C. Kraft story -Policy differences -State of World message -William H. Sullivan -Leak -Need for Administration response -Forthcoming call to Rogers -Effect -State of the World message -SALT
Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.)
[The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 10:05 am and 10:25 am] [Conversation No. 456-5A] Request that Ehrlichman join them
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[End of telephone conversation] Kissinger -Abraham Lincoln -Press image -Kissingers role -President -Laird and Rogers The Presidents schedule -Governors conference -Possible briefing on Laos operation -Governors concerns -Publicity Media reports -Dennis Warners article -[Forename unknown] Crawford -Crosby S. Noyes -Dissemination -Herbert G. Klein -Robert J. Dole -New York Times article on revenue sharing Ehrlichman entered at 10:25 am -Administration response -Presidents position -Comments to governors -Weidenbaums testimony -Ehrlichmans conversation with Weidenbaum -Hubert H. Humphrey -Connallys role -Rationale -Substance -The Presidents meeting with Wilbur D. Mills -Presidents conversation with Connally -Ehrlichmans conversation with Nelson A. Rockefeller -Comments by the President -Alternatives to revenue sharing bill -Connallys forthcoming talk to governors
Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.)
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ehrlichmans comments -Reaction to the Presidents programs -Rockefeller -John Briggs -The Presidents commitment to revenue sharing -Precedents Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.) Governors conference -The Presidents forthcoming talk -Content -Domestic issues -Laos -Vietnam -Focus of conference -Preston Smith -Welfare costs proposal -Rockefellers reaction -John V. Lindsay -Forthcoming lawsuit -Presidents comments -Welfare reform -Revenue sharing -Ehrlichmans comments -Regional commissions -Administration policy -Edward L. Morgan -Connally -Democrats counter-proposal -Connallys view -Media coverage of administration presentations -Weidenbaum -Zieglers role -Presidents comments -Administration presentation -Connallys view -Media briefings by Donald H. Rumsfeld and Ehrlichman -Media coverage -Presidents view -Possible future press briefing -Ziegler
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Computer printout -Revenue sharing Ziegler entered at 10:41 am -Media coverage -Statements -Tone and style of presentation -Rumsfeld -Ehrlichman Weidenbaums statement -Zieglers and Ehrlichmans statements Wage and price controls -George P. Shultz -Administrations options -Davis-Bacon Act -Effect Ehrlichman and Ziegler left at 10:45 am Kissinger -Speeches -William L. Safire and Rogers -Burns -Relations with Rogers -Department of State -Access to the President -Haldemans previous conversation with Rogers -Haldemans and Rose Mary Woods roles -Role of National Security Council [NSC] -Ecuadorean tuna boats -Dole -The Presidents reaction -Rogers role -Organization of American States [OAS] -Resolution -Role and workload -Presidential involvement -Ambassador from Cyprus
Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.)
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Nicaraguan transistors -Peterson -Use of NSC staff -Compared to Domestic Council -Presidential involvement -Rogers -Information routing -Ehrlichman Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.) -Peter M. Flanigan -Presidential involvement -Compared with Department of State personnel -Rogers -Role -Vietnam -Connally [Haldeman talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 10:45 am and 10:52 am] [Conversation No. 456-5B] Request that he join them in Oval Office [End of telephone conversation] The Presidents schedule -NSC meeting date -Attendance -Frank J. Shakespeare -Rogers Kissinger entered at 10:52 am -Connally -Timing -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield breakfast -Carl B. Albert -Cabinet meeting -Preparation -Agenda -Laotian situation -Connally -Timing
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Dates -Schedule conflicts -Attorney General -Preparation -Morning meetings Haldeman left at 11:05 am Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.) Vietnam military developments -Death of General Do Cao Tri -Circumstances -Impact -Successor -Ellsworth F. Bunker cable to Kissinger -Competence of Tris successor -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.s and Bunkers view -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Nguyen Cao Ky -Cambodia operations -Developments -Tri -Leadership -Planning -Abrams -[Forename unknown] Davidson -Competence -General William C. Westmoreland -View of war -Charles E. (Chip) Bohlen -Moorers cable to Abrams -Press stories -Possible briefing -Military situation -Westmorelands view -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] competence -Bunkers cable -Effect in Saigon -Abrams and Thieu -Lam Son operation -[Forename unknown] Southerland
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Lam -ARVN -Public relations plan -Briefing format -Leaks to media Media coverage -Compared to civil war Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:05 am Book by Carl Sandburg -Civil War generals Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:30 am Media coverage -Newsweek story on the President -Joseph W. Alsop -Presidents role -European leaders view -Laos -Source -Edward R. G. Heath -Georges J. R. Pompidou -Unknown Italian Vietnam -Presidents view of news coverage -ARVN -Laotian operation -United States troop withdrawal -Time schedule -Conditions -Release of Prisoners of War [POWs] -Visit by Haig -Lairds view -Abrams -Kissingers position -Kissingers conversation with Dobrynin
Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.)
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents position -Haigs role -Bunker and Thieu -Peace proposal -Condition -Time schedule SALT -Dobrynin -Letter to Aleksei N. Kosygin from the President -Letter from Kissinger -Response -Gerard C. Smith -Presidents view -Press reports -State of World message -SALT section -Kissinger -Rogers Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.)
[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:05 am and 11:30 am] [Conversation No. 456-5C] Call to Haldeman [End of telephone conversation] [The President talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 11:05 am and 11:30 am] [Conversation No. 456-5D] Leak in State Department -SALT section of speech -Ziegler -Effect on State of World message -Haldemans investigation [End of telephone conversation]
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Berlin negotiations -Public relations -Leak to media -Timing -Presidents role -Presidents position -Conclusion -Timing -Message to [David] Kenneth Rush -The Presidents role -Timing -Public relations
Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.)
SALT -Proposal -Smith and Rogers -New York Times editorial -Letter to Kosygin from the President -Smiths reaction -Rogers reaction -Presidents view -Laird -Smith -Credit for negotiations success -Antiballistic Missile [ABM] -Laird -Kissingers conversation with Laird Dobrynin -Letter to Kosygin from the President -Editing -Changes -Multiple Independently-Targeted Reentry Vehicles [MIRVs] General Joseph Maurer -Civil War record -General William T. Sherman -General Ulysses S. Grant -Lincoln -Vietnam -Military objectives -ARVN troops
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -New York Times article -Laos action -ARVN troops -Tchepone -Ho Chi Minh Trail -Rationale -Thieus position -Presidents view -ARVN troops -Press accounts -Rowland Evans -Administration public relations -The President -Lairds statements -Administration position -Bombing -ARVN -Air strikes -Military situation -North Vietnamese supplies -Possible locations -Possible statement -Supplies -Surface-to-Air Missile [SAM] sites -Rationale Maurer Kissinger left at 11:30 am
Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 456-6 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:30 am and 11:36 am Location: Oval Office
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield The Presidents schedule -White House entertainment -Introduction by the President -Up With People -Leslie T. (Bob) Hope -Presidents view Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:36 am
Conv. No. 456-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 456-7 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 11:36 am - 11:48 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Milton R. Young, Mark Andrews, Lee W. Huebner, and twenty-five members of the North Dakota Legislature [list of names unavailable]; the White House photographer was present during the meeting [General conversation] -Seating Revenue sharing -Importance to North Dakota -Rural development -Administration policy -Funding Presentation of gifts by the President Description of Oval Office -Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt -John B. Connally Young, et al. left at 11:48 am
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 456-8 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 11:48 am Location: Oval Office Conv. No. 456-7 (cont.) The President met with Stephen B. Bull Photo with John R. (Jack) Williams, Jr. Bull left at 11:48 am
Conversation No. 456-9 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 11:49 am - 12:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John R. (Jack) Williams, Jr., John D. Ehrlichman, and Lee W. Huebner; the White House photographer was present during the meeting Greetings Arizona -Water consumption -Future projects -Timing -Funding -Presidents view -Arizona congressional delegation -John J. Rhodes -Administration policy -Caspar W. (Cap) Weinberger -Budget -Economy -Unemployment
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Aerospace industry -Mining -Agriculture -Construction -Real estate -United States economy -Administration policy -Administration efforts -Water -Arizona policies -Effect on future Presentation of gifts by the President Williams left and Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 11:57 am Ehrlichmans phone conversation with the Vice President -Governors meeting -Media coverage -Rationale -Revenue sharing -Media coverage -The Presidents forthcoming talk -Remarks by the President and the Vice President -Format -John B. Connallys remarks -Administration policy -Presidents comments Zieglers press briefing -Henry A. Kissingers briefing White House festivities -Photographs Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:57 am Schedule Ehrlichman, et al. left at 12:02 pm
Conv. No. 456-9 (cont.)
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Conversation No. 456-10 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 12:02 pm - 12:06 pm Location: Oval Office
Conv. No. 456-9 (cont.)
The President met with John B. Waters, Jr., Patsy (Temple) Waters, Cynthia Waters, John B. Waters, III, John D. Ehrlichman, Ronald L. Ziegler, and Lee W. Huebner; the White House photographer was present during the meeting Arrangement for photo [General conversation] -Speaking engagement by the President -Children -Howard H. Baker, Jr. Presentation of gifts by the President Description of Oval Office Tennessee politicians J. B. Waters, Jr., et al. left at 12:06 pm
Conversation No. 456-26 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:06 pm and 12:16 pm Location: Oval Office Stephen B. Bull talked with an unknown man Alexander P. Butterfield
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 456-11 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 12:06 pm - 12:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull [?] The Presidents schedule -Press Bull [?] left at 12:07 pm
Conversation No. 456-12 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 1:05 pm - 2:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman The Presidents schedule -Governors conference -Presidents comments [The President talked with John D. Ehrlichman at an unknown time between 1:05 pm and 1:12 pm] [Conversation No. 456-12A] -Media coverage -White House dinner [End of telephone conversation] Suspension of Davis-Bacon Act -Briefing of congressmen
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Clark MacGregors view -Robert P. Griffin -Jacob K. Javits -Administration position White House dinner -Press coverage Conv. No. 456-12 (cont.) -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] interest -Herbert J. (Jackie) Gleason -Charles W. Colson -Guest list -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixons view -Advantages -Compared to Edward K. (Duke) Ellington dinner -Gleason -Presidents position -Beverly Sills -Location of stage -Richard (Red) Skelton -Johnny Cash -Press coverage -Mrs. Nixons view Newsweek story on State of World message -Leak -Haldemans conversation with William P. Rogers -Henry A. Kissinger -James J. Kilpatrick, Jr. -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] Colson entered at 1:12 pm Davis-Bacon Act -Colsons role -Effect -Wage Price Board -Wage and price freeze -James D. Hodgson -Colsons view -Effect on unions
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Purpose [Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:12 pm and 1:30 pm; the President and Colson can be heard in the background] [Conversation No. 456-12B] Call to MacGregor [End of telephone conversation] Suspension of Davis-Bacon Act -Administration position -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Presidents view -Purpose -Labors view -Peter J. Brennan -Administration strategy -Ehrlichmans view -Criticism from left -Credibility -John B. Connallys view -The Presidents view [Haldeman talked with MacGregor at an unknown time between 1:12 pm and 1:30 pm; the President and Colson can be heard in the background] [Conversation No. 456-12C] -Congressional briefing -Timing [End of telephone conversation] -Administration strategy -Joint statement by George P. Shultz and Colson -Wording -Labor Department section -Public versus private statement -Purpose of Davis-Bacon Act Conv. No. 456-12 (cont.)
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Union wages -Re-instatement -Timing -State Department view -Presidents view [Haldeman talked with the White House operator [?] at an unknown time between 1:12 pm and Conv. No. 456-12 (cont.) 1:30 pm; the President and Colson can be heard in the background] [Conversation No. 456-12D] Call to Shultz [End of telephone conversation] Suspension of Davis-Bacon Act -Administration strategy -Joint statement by Shultz and Colson -Wording -Justification of Davis-Bacon Act -Union wages Shultz entered at 1:30 pm -Department of Labor view -Paul W. McCracken -Willie J. Usery, Jr. -Brennan -Effects of opposition -William L. Safire -Schedule -State of the World address -Oil and steel actions as precedent -Steel prices -Bargaining process -Conditions that fostered Davis-Bacon Act -Consistency of administrations actions -Steel and oil actions Rose Mary Woods entered at 1:50 pm
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Safire -The Presidents schedule Woods left at 1:54 pm State of the World address -Safire -Price -Kissinger -Newsweek story -Leak -Rogers -ACDA -Haldemans conversation with Rogers -Kissinger National Security Study Memoranda [NSSMs] -Haldemans conversation with Kissinger -Melvin R. Laird -Number -Alexander P. Butterfield Haldeman left at 1:56 pm Davis-Bacon Act -Statement from administration -Wording -Rationale for administration action -Meaning to industry -Colsons call to concerned party -Construction industry -Hodgsons statement Colson and Shultz left at 2:09 pm
Conv. No. 456-12 (cont.)
Conversation No. 456-13 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:09 pm and 3:00 pm Location: Oval Office
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with unknown people [Manolo Sanchez and Stephen B. Bull?] [Unintelligible] The unknown people [Sanchez and Bull?] left at an unknown time before 3:00 pm
Conversation No. 456-14 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:09 pm and 3:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with unknown people [Alexander P. Butterfield and Stephen B. Bull?] Schedule The unknown people [Butterfield and Bull?] left at an unknown time before 3:00 pm
Conversation No. 456-15 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:09 pm and 3:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator Call to William L. Safire
Conversation No. 456-16 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 3:00 pm - 3:05 pm
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield The Presidents schedule Butterfield left at 3:05 pm
Conversation No. 456-17 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 3:05 pm - 3:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with William L. Safire State of the World message -Melvin R. Laird and William P. Rogers -National security -Defense -Arms control -Schedule Conversation No. 456-18 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:08 pm and 3:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield Schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 3:22 pm
Conversation No. 456-19
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: February 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:08 pm and 3:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person Schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:22 pm
Conversation No. 456-20 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:22 pm and 4:06 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service?] met The Presidents location Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 4:06 pm
Conversation No. 456-21 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 4:08 pm - 4:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler Media coverage -Governors conference -Presidents appearance -James D. Hodgson Ziegler left at 4:09 pm
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 456-22 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 4:12 pm - 6:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Governors conference -Presidents appearance -Use of forums -Role -John B. Connallys role -John D. Ehrlichman -Former Governors Committee State of the World message -William L. Safires role -Melvin R. Lairds role -Henry A. Kissinger -Press report -Leak -William P. Rogers -Haldemans conversation with Kissinger -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -News story -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -SALT -United States letter -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Andrei A. Gromyko -Kissingers role -Length -SALT story -Impact -Tactics -Kissinger -Workload
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Conv. No. 456-22 (cont.)
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Press coverage of the President -Press conference -Topics -Foreign policy -Domestic policy -Length -Efficacy -Timing -Length -1962 campaign -Edmund G. (Pat) Brown The Presidents schedule -Camp David -Connally -Rogers -Laird -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer -Presidents forthcoming press conference -National Security Council [NSC] meetings -Kissinger -Rogers Arthur F. Burns -Revenue sharing -Daniel P. (Pat) Moynihan
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The Presidents meeting with Science Advisory Committee -Results -Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. -Participants -Congressmen Schedule Conv. No. 456-22 (cont.) -Press coverage -Connally -The Vice President -The Presidents previous meeting with North Dakota Congressmen -Results -Effect of Air Force One use -Grand Forks trip -Rationale -National Security Study Memoranda [NSSMs] -Haldeman coordination Fifty-two foreign service officers who signed Cambodian letter -U. Alexis Johnson -Results -Resignations -Assignments -Vietnam -Civil Operations Revolutionary Development Support [CORDS] -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Johnsons view -Promotion recommendations -Presidents view Admiral Raymond A. Spruance -Philippines -Edward G. Lansdale -Charles Bohanan [sp?] -Unknown man
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Conv. No. 456-22 (cont.)
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Polls -Vietnam -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Rescue raids -Cease-fire -Prisoner exchanges Dwight D. Eisenhowers stag dinners and lunches -Number by year -Attendance -Compared with the Presidents social functions -Attendance -Heads of State -Prime Minister of Ireland -R. Anthony Eden [Earl of Avon] The Presidents schedule -Rural Development Council -Meeting with press -Remarks by President -Clifford M. Hardin -Edwin L. Harper -Briefing -Meeting with editors -Press plan -Cabinet officers -President -Robert D. Ray -Richard B. Ogilvie
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Warren E. Hearnes -Patrick J. Lucey -Mechanics of arrivals -Air Force One -Senators and Congressmen -Public relations -Rochester trip -Nelson A. Rockefeller -John N. Mitchell -Itinerary -Davis-Bacon Act -Charles W. Colson -Swearing-in of Thomas S. Kleppe -Civil rights leaders meeting with the President -Ehrlichman -George W. Romney -Roy Wilkins -Dorothy Height -Whitney M. Young, Jr. -Robert J. Blackwell -Berkeley G. Burrell -Value Kissinger -Role in foreign relations -Rogers -Dobrynin -Presidents possible conversation with Kissinger -Rogers -Laird -Compared to Burns -Compared to Leonard Garment
Conv. No. 456-22 (cont.)
[The President talked to an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:12 pm and 5:51 pm] [Conversation No. 456-22C] Request for Harry S. Dent -Location [End of telephone conversation]
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The Presidents schedule -Leslie T. (Bob) Hope -Accommodations -Herbert J. (Jackie) Gleason -Blair House Conv. No. 456-22 (cont.) [Haldeman talked with an unknown person in Robert H. Finchs office at an unknown time between 4:12 pm and 5:51 pm] [Conversation No. 456-22A] Invitation for Finch to meet with the President [End of telephone conversation] Old Executive Office Building office -Finch -Rogers office -Space -The Presidents offices -Roosevelt Room -Cabinet Room Kissinger -Rogers Dent entered at an unknown time after 4:12 pm
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34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Dent left and Finch entered at 5:51 pm Hope William J. Casey appointment [The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 5:51 pm and 5:52 pm] Conv. No. 456-22 (cont.) [Conversation No. 456-22D] General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
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[End of telephone conversation] The Presidents schedule -Kissinger -Safire [Haldeman talked with an unknown person at 5:52 pm; the President and Finch can be heard in the background] [Conversation No. 456-22B] Status of Casey appointment [End of telephone conversation]
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Casey appointment
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Conv. No. 456-22 (cont.)
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Milk Fund -Milk money -Distribution
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The Presidents activities -Public relations -Bryce N. Harlow -Congressional action -Reaction time to administration action -Health program -The Vice President Old Executive Office Building office -Office locations -Receptions -Secretary Connally -Efforts -Attendance at White House dinners -Health -Schedule The Presidents schedule -Camp David Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 6:05 pm -Church service -Meeting with Kissinger Butterfield left at 6:09 pm -Connallys schedule -Idanell (Brill) (Nellie) Connally Finchs schedule -Trip to Europe -Timing Haldeman and Finch left at 6:18 pm
Conv. No. 456-22 (cont.)
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Conversation No. 456-23 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:18 pm and 6:40 pm Location: Oval Office Conv. No. 456-22 (cont.) Unknown men [Secret Service?] met The Presidents schedule Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 6:40 pm
Conversation No. 456-24 Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 6:42 pm - 7:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger Vietnam -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. visit -Melvin R. Laird -General Nguyen Van Thieu -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Purpose -Military situation -Purpose -Kissingers conversation with John Sherman Cooper -Democrats -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield, and J. William Fulbright -Administration response -Troop withdrawal -General Do Cao Tri -Successor
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-Ellsworth F. Bunkers message to Kissinger -Laos Briefing -E. Ross Adair -Age -Congressional service -John B. Connally -William P. Rogers -John N. Mitchell H. R. (Bob) Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 6:42 pm The Presidents schedule -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Timing -Swearing-in ceremony -Frank J. Shakespeare -George H. W. Bush -NSC meeting Middle East -Israeli/Arab talks -Prospects -Kissingers view -Administration position -Report to the President -Middle East -Laos The Presidents schedule -NSC meeting -Timing State Department translator -Lieutenant General Vernon A. Walters -Presidents view -Possible position at White House
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Conv. No. 456-24 (cont.)
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The Presidents schedule -William J. (Jack) Edwards -William E. Timmons -Public relations -Administration policy on Vietnam -Meetings with reporters -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr., [Arnold] Eric Sevareid, John A. Scali, and John W. Chancellor -NSC meeting -Briefings by Admiral Thomas H. Moorer -Vietnam -Briefing by Joseph J. Sisco -Middle East -Briefing by Richard M. Helms -Laos -Attendance -Bush -Connally -Mitchell -The Vice President -Undersecretaries -David Packard -General John W. Vogt, Jr. -Moorer Kissinger left at 7:02 pm
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The Presidents conversation with Kissinger -Middle East
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MIDDLE EAST
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-Kissinger -Israel -Rogers -Workload Kissinger -Role in administration -Foreign policy
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-Presidents position -United States-Soviet Union relations -Presidents role -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -The Presidents role -Workload -Rogers Conv. No. 456-24 (cont.) -Haldemans conversation with Rogers -State Department leak -Kissingers comments to press -Gerard C. Smith -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] negotiations role -Presidents role -Aleksei N. Kosygin -Rogers -Department of State -Middle East
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MIDDLE EAST
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-Kissingers view -Israel -Compared to Vietnam -Role -Press briefings -Meetings -Middle East
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-William L. Safire -Laird -Writing style -Safire and Raymond K. Price, Jr. Haldeman left at 7:18 pm Conversation No. 456-25 Conv. No. 456-24 (cont.) Date: February 23, 1971 Time: 7:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez
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The President and Sanchez left at 7:18 pm