459

Date: 
Feb 27, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 459-1 Date: February 27, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:18 am and 9:35 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger Forthcoming briefing News story -Henry Brandon Unknown mans schedule -William P. Rogers
Conversation No. 459-2 Date: February 27, 1971 Time: 9:35 am - 11:57 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield and H. R. (Bob) Haldeman The Presidents schedule -Astronaut dinner -Attendance -Guest list -Social Office -Ronald L. Zieglers view -Presidents role -Tricia Nixon -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -East Room -Seating arrangements -The President -Astronauts -The Vice President
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-William P. Rogers -John B. Connally -Dr. Edward E. David, Jr. -David Packard -William L. Safire -Hole-in-One Club -Alan B. Shepard, Jr. -Awards -Presidents view -The Presidents remarks -Citations -William A. Anders -The Vice President -Children -Camp Hoover -Butterfield -Peter M. Flanigans visit -Robert H. Finch -Condition of camp -Furniture -Possible visit by the President -Major General James D. (Don) Hughes -Possible visit by the President -Difficulties Butterfield left at an unknown time after 9:35 am -Florida trip -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon -Camp David -Upcoming schedule -Trip to Florida -Weather Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 9:35 am -Hughes report on Camp Hoover -Recommendation Butterfield left at an unknown time before 9:46 am
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Weekend activities -Church -Camp David -Florida -Forthcoming trip -Camp David -Presidential work schedule -Forthcoming National Security Council [NSC] meeting Conv. No. 459-2 (cont.) -Victor Lasky -Interview with the President -Book -Laskys research -Proposed interview with the President -Questions -Fiftieth anniversary of Readers Digest -Possible White House dinner -DeWitt Wallace -Announcement -Lila (Acheson) Wallace -Attitudes -Arrangements Butterfield entered at 9:46 am Morning schedule Henry A. Kissinger entered and Haldeman and Butterfield left at 9:47 am Laos (Lam Son) -Military situation -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] -Briefing -Attitudes of military -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -ARVN airborne forces -Strategy -ARVN military -North Vietnamese forces -Kissingers assessment -News reports -Kissingers meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Soviet position -North Vietnam -Soviet view of Cambodia and Laos operations -Cambodian operation -Reports -ARVN -North Vietnamese casualties Conv. No. 459-2 (cont.) An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 9:47 am
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MIDDLE EAST The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 10:06 am
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Laos (Lam Son) -Marines -Reinforcement -Airborne forces -Tactical movement -Supply routes -Military situation -Strategy -Supply routes -Tchepone -ARVN forces -Timing -Presidents view
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-North Vietnamese supply routes -Rationale -Casualties -North Vietnamese -B-52 Strikes -Tactical proposals -Future prospects for success -ARVN Conv. No. 459-2 (cont.) -Media coverage -October 7th speech -John D. Ehrlichman -James B. (Scotty) Reston -Democratic briefings -Kissingers forthcoming conversation with Reston [The President talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 9:47 am and 10:06 am] [Conversation No. 459-2A] -Ehrlichmans call to Reston [End of telephone conversation] -Restons reaction to Laos operation -Kissingers previous conversation with Reston -Cambodia -The Presidents policy -Reaction of European press -Henry Brandon -Media coverage -Kissingers view Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 9:47 am The Presidents schedule -John N. Mitchell -Florida -Des Moines -Charles G. (Bebe) Rebozo -Weather in Florida -The Presidents decision
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Haldeman left at an unknown time before 10:06 am Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:47 am Schedule -Forthcoming NSC meeting -Melvin R. Laird -Joseph J. Sisco -Rogers -Richard M. Helms -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bull left at an unknown time before 10:06 am -Television Laird, Helms, Sisco, Rogers, and Haig entered at 10:06 am
Conv. No. 459-2 (cont.)
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MIDDLE EAST An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 10:06 am The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:21 am
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Admiral Thomas H. Moorer and Lieutenant Colonel Walter B. Ratliffe entered and Sisco left at 11:21 am
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Laos (Lam Son) operation -Previous briefings -Status -Congress -Rogers -The Presidents forthcoming television appearance -Rogers forthcoming press conference -Strategy -US policy -Public relations -Abrams -Rogers Cambodia (Chub) operation -Military situation -Casualties -Goals -Death of General Do Cao Tri -Effect on South Vietnamese forces -Military operations -General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson -Gettysburg -Importance of leadership Laos (Lam Son) -Military situation -Strategy -Military operations -Ground forces -Bombing -North Vietnamese forces -Casualties -Tank Fight -South Vietnamese [ARVN] forces -Military situation -Casualties -Military operations -Abrams plan -Airborne troops -Marines -ARVN reserves
Conv. No. 459-2 (cont.)
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Lairds view -North Vietnamese strategy -Troop movements -Effect on US strategy -General Vo Nguyen Giap -US Air Force bombing -North Vietnam headquarters -Command centers -Problems -Intelligence -Presidents view -Helms response -Press accounts -Abrams -Unknown ARVN general -Ho Chi Minh Trail -Decrease in North Vietnamese use -Supplies -Effect on Lam Son operation -Routes -Moorers assessment -Presidents view -Need for public relations -Intelligence -Goals of Lam Son operation -ARVN forces
Conv. No. 459-2 (cont.)
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LAM SON
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9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -US strategy -North Vietnamese troop strength -American troop strength -Khe Sanh -US troop strength -Estimates -Roles -US strategy -Effect on North Vietnamese forces -Marines -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Defense Intelligence Agency [DIA] -Infantry role -Press account -Search and rescue missions -Rogers -John Sherman Cooper -Search and rescue missions -Son Tay mission -Administration position -Press accounts -Department of Defense briefing -Jerry W. Friedheim -Press briefing -Ziegler -Questions and responses -Administration position -Vietnam policy -Presidents previous experiences -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Middle East -Relations with press corps -Presidents position -Zieglers role -Answers to questions on Lam Son -Goal of press corps -Presidents view -Abrams
Conv. No. 459-2 (cont.)
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Responses to questions -Importance of public relations -Theodore S. (Ted) Williams -Relations with press -Denny D. McLain -Need for objective coverage -Presidents position -Rogers view -Laos -Abrams -ARVN -Need for victory -Terrain -Prisoners -Casualties -South Vietnamese morale -North Vietnamese morale -Lairds trip Press conferences -Ziegler -Methods of handling -Presidents position -Responses to questions Laos (Lam Son) -Objectives -Changes -Tchepone -Ho Chi Minh Trail -North Vietnamese supplies -Decrease -Media coverage -Laird/Kissinger Experience Farewells Instructions to Moorer -Abrams -Report
Conv. No. 459-2 (cont.)
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Kissinger, et al. left at 11:57 am
Conversation No. 459-3 Date: February 27, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:57 am and 11:58 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull The Presidents schedule -Leonard Garment Bull left at an unknown time before 11:58 am Conv. No. 459-2 (cont.)
Conversation No. 459-4 Date: February 27, 1971 Time: 11:58 am - 2:58 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Leonard Garment -White House Staff -Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -Ehrlichman -Charles W. Colson -Robert H. Finch -Role of White House staff -Minorities -Arts -Ehrlichmans schedule
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Finch Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:58 am Military retirees -Report John B. Connally -Washington Post The Presidents schedule -Des Moines -Finch -Location -Youth meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 12:00 pm Conv. No. 459-3 (cont.)
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Alexander P. Butterfield and Bull entered at 12:00 pm
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Youth meeting -Participants -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] staff -Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.s staff -Michael Collins -Lyndon K. (Mort) Allin -Finch
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Garment entered and Butterfield and Bull left at 12:07 pm Greetings Garments efforts -Role on White House staff -Responsibilities -Roger E. Johnson -Minority groups -Arts Conference of National Music Educators of America -Garments participation Public relations -Portraits of John Quincy and Louisa C. (Johnson) Adams -Presidents role -Carl Sandburg -Alexander H. Stephens -The Presidents previous [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars speech -Coverage -Robert Pierpoint -General Joseph Maurer -Civil War story -General Ulysses S. Grant -General William T. Sherman -Abraham Lincoln
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Staff requirements -Sandburg -Stephens -Jefferson Davis -The Presidents speech on Adams -Career -Henry Clay -Career -James Monroe -Napoleon Bonaparte -American Revolution -Russian mission -Thomas Jefferson -Speeches -Importance of history -White House staff -Example of Adams -Speeches -The Presidents speech on Adams -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon -Ronald L. Ziegler -Need for better public relations efforts -John F. Kennedy -White House efforts -Adams portraits ceremony -Attendees -Speakers -Adams family descendants -Historians -National Gallery spokesman -The Presidents presentation -Publicity -Techniques -Social issues -Ecology -Need for uninhibited leadership -Speeches -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Kennedy -Lyndon B. Johnson -Harry S Truman
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Franklin D. Roosevelt -Herbert C. Hoover -[John] Calvin Coolidge -Wilson -Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt -Administration efforts Finch entered at 12:20 pm -Bicentennial Commission remarks by the President -David J. Mahoney, Jr. -San Francisco -Television Garment -White House role -Minorities -Arts -Maurice H. Stans -Minority business speeches -Finch -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Bryce N. Harlow -Record of administration -Administration efforts -Desegregation -Need for public relations -Strategy -Garments view -Planning Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
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16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Public relations -Garments role -Arts -Mrs. Nixons activities -Adams portraits -Visit by Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis -Press coverage -Possible leak -White House waiters -Possible stories -Rex W. Scouten -Emil (Bus) Mosbacher, Jr. -Possible stories -Peter M. Flanigan anecdote -Absence of photographers -Press release of visit information -Need for public relations Press -Kennedy -The Trumans -The Eisenhowers -Charles L. Bartlett -Jack J. Valenti -Mary Lou Gallagher -Public perception -George H. W. Bushs swearing-in ceremony -Wilbur D. Mills -Ziegler -Public relations -Mills -White House strategy -Public relations efforts Arts -Mrs. Nixons activities -Evenings at the White House -J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Board meeting -Haldeman -Founding Artists series -Previous performance at White House -Beverly Sills -Johnny Cash -Isaac Stern -Leonard Bernstein -Arthur Rubinstein -Rudolf Serkin -Age -Eugene Ormandy -Antal Dorati -White House activities -List of White House entertainers -Release to press -Compared to Kennedy Administration -Brazil 66 -Sergio Mendes
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
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-60 Minutes -Anna Maria Alberghetti -Marine Corps Band -Nancy Hanks -The Kennedys -The Johnsons -Pearl M. Bailey -Louis Brown
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Leslie T. (Bob) Hope -Edward K. (Duke) Ellington -Irish entertainment -Filming -Cash -Documentary -Irish entertainment -Art Carney -Herbert J. (Jackie) Gleason -Lennon Sisters -Jim Ryan -Castle Group -Duration of event Youth -Mrs. Nixon -Des Moines
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
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-Exposure -White House strategy -Students -Radio speech -Finch -Talk show events -Issues Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:20 pm
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Matches Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:05 pm Public relations -Finch -Television -Garment -View of President -Dick Cavett Show -Connally -Kennedy -Mary Martin -Marjorie Main -Greer Garson -Ann Sheridan -White House guest list -Walter Lang -Sheridan -Dinner in 1961 -Metropolitan Opera -Kennedy -Morning Show -Herbert G. Klein -Ziegler -Richard A. Moore -Laos -Revenue sharing -Image of the President -Alvin Snyder -Finchs television appearance in Miami -Hubert H. Humphrey -Questions and responses -Henry A. Kissinger -Television appearance -Marvin L. Kalb -Ziegler -White House staff television appearances -Snyder -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Rumsfeld
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Issues -Substance versus anecdotes -Flanigan -Garment -Substance -Kissinger -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Problem of substance -White House policy -Press conference -The Presidents handling -Kissinger -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer -Press -Ziegler -Press questions -White House policy -Presidents view -Responses -Briefings -Purpose -Kissinger -Bernard Kalb -White House strategy -Presidents view -Wire services -Alger Hiss case Press conferences -Television -Frank van der Linden -Reporters view of President -White House strategy -Presidents view -Press -Robert B. Semple, Jr. -View of the President
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
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21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9 [Privacy] [Duration: 6s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9 ****************************************************************************** Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
Public relations -Garments role -Comments about the President -Friendship -Background -1960s -Nixons staff compared to Edmund S. Muskies staff -Staff size -Patrick J. Buchanan -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Dwight L. Chapin -John A. Scali -Rose Mary Woods -Hill case -Presidents leadership style -Comments about the President -Finch -Garment -Ehrlichman -Cabinet officers -Connally -Daniel P. (Pat) Moynihan -Commentary article -Paul W. McCracken -Shultz -Pornography -Charlton Hestons wire -Hopes previous conversation with the President -Presidents view -Forthcoming call to Heston -Presidents view
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-I Am Curious (Yellow) -Low budget films Finch left at 1:05 pm -Garments speech to music teachers -The Presidents music background -High school -Mrs. [Forename unknown] Fuller -College -Margareta Lohman -Piano background as aid to memory -Presidents view -Latin as aid to memory -Classical music
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 ****************************************************************************** Garment left at 1:11 pm Garment -Public relations ability -Benefits -Comparison with Jesus Christ Kissingers interview -Presidents view -Press -Kalb -Television -Presidents policy
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ziegler Oval Office decor -Possible changes Administrations image -Economy -Vietnam -Television -Ehrlichman -Administrations achievements -Gallup poll -Effect of Vietnam -White House staff efforts -Presidents view -Economy -Vietnam Ziegler entered at 1:15 pm Kissingers television interview -Kalb -Rogers and Laird -Television appearance -Circumstances -Klein and Ziegler -Presidents position -State of the World message -Rationale -Rogers -Presidents position -Haldemans forthcoming conversation -Zieglers proposal -Foreign policy message -Circumstances -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Morning News -Kalb -Robert G. Houdeks role -Zieglers view of Kissingers appearance -Zieglers conversation with Kissinger -Zieglers conversation with General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Length of interview -Future coordination -Haldemans understanding -Length of interview -Kissingers schedule -Zieglers role -Press -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -Use of Kissinger appearance -Rogers view -Haldemans forthcoming conversation with Rogers -Kissinger appearance -Kleins role -Presidents position -White House policy -Role -Television appearance -Zieglers view -Compared to backgrounders Public relations -Possible television appearances by White House staff -Kissinger -Ehrlichman -Flanigan -Presidents position -Content of interview -Emphasis on President -Kissinger -Ehrlichman -Domestic policy -Effect on Cabinet officers -George W. Romney -Connally -Elliot L. Richardson -Presidents position -Briefings -Kissinger -James B. (Scotty) Reston -Rumsfeld -Kissingers use
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Backgrounders -Television appearances -Backgrounders -Content -Length -Content -Kleins briefings -Content -Television appearances by White House staff -Ehrlichman -Kissinger -Connally -Interviews -Support for Administration -Associated Press request for appearance -Ehrlichman -Paul Miller -Kissinger -Television appearance -Future coordination with Ziegler -Circumstances Press -Search and rescue mission -Laird -Presidents instructions -Value of briefing -Ziegler -Kalb -Kissinger -Laos -Press comments -United States involvement -Search and rescue missions -Son Tay Prison raid -John Sherman Cooper -Coordination -Saigon press offices -Allin -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] story -US policy
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Magruder -Search and rescue operations -Coverage -News stories -Inaccuracies -Use by Administration -The Vice President -Presidents position -Snyders role -Presidents position Press coverage of the Vietnam War -Administration responses -The Vice President -Barbara Walters -Reporter casualties -Larry Burroughs -Richard L. Wilson -Ken Crawford -Debate among press corps -Effect of reporter casualties -Other casualties -The Vice Presidents role -Timing of response -Buchanan -Allin -Crosby S. Noyes -Crawford -Dennis Warner -R. L. Wilson -Editorials -Wall Street Journal -Presidents view -Congressional response -Hugh Scott -Clark MacGregor -Robert J. Dole -Partisan response -Administration response Public relations
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Press conferences -The Presidents performance -Portraits of J. Q. and L. C. Adams -Zieglers view -Mrs. Nixon -Washington Post story -Radio coverage of ceremony -James McManus -Donald Fulsom -Thomas Girard -Fay G. Wells -Compared to Washington Posts coverage -Dan Rathers story -Wire services coverage -Press conference schedules -Television -Timing -Presidents view -Network news -Options Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:15 pm Refreshments The President left at an unknown time before 1:44 pm Refreshments -Tea -Coffee -Origin Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:44 pm
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
Television appearance -Kissinger -Zieglers role [Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:15 pm and 1:44 pm] [Conversation No 459-4A]
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[Unintelligible] [End of telephone conversation] Schedule The President entered at an unknown time after 1:15 pm Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.) Press conference schedule -Options -Zieglers view -Coverage -Radio and replays Price -Staff -Lee W. Huebner -William H. Carruthers -Richard K. Cook -William L. Safire -Patrick J. Buchanan -John K. Andrews, Jr. Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:15 pm Prices whereabouts Bull left at an unknown time before 1:44 pm [The President talked with Major General James D. (Don) Hughes between 1:44 pm and 1:45 pm] [Conversation No. 459-4B] Report on the Connallys at Camp David -Camp commander -Location [End of telephone conversation] The Presidents speech before Iowa legislature -Television coverage
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible network coverage Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:45 pm -The Presidents schedule -Price -Andrews -Cook Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:47 pm Press conferences schedule -Zieglers view -Frequency -Television pros and cons -Timing -Options -Television pros and cons -Film -Audience [Hughes talked with the President between 1:47 pm and 1:48 pm] [Conversation No. 459-4C] Connally at Camp David [End of telephone conversation] Press conferences schedule -Timing -Strategy of communication -Focus -Benefits to the President compared benefits to press -Variation of format -Efficacy of television -Goals -Zieglers view
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Methods of Presidential communication -Television -Press -Timing White House press corps -Role -Importance -Contact with the President -Importance -Television -Role -Press conferences -Domestic policy -Shultz -L. B. Johnsons dealings with press corp -Shortcomings Peregrine Worsthornes column -The President -Kissinger -Opposition to Vietnam -Domestic violence -Toleration of citizens -The President -L. B. Johnson -The Presidency -George S. McGovern -Trip to New Hampshire -Comments by unknown man -Humphrey -Vietnam -Support for President -US policy The Presidents schedule -Time management -Des Moines -Blacks -Flanigan -Science Advisory
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Muscular dystrophy -Communications program -Importance -Time management -Health program -Consumer program -Revenue sharing Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.) The Presidents remarks before Iowa legislature -Potential impact -News coverage -Forum for communication -Domestic goals -Indochina goals -Need to respond -Laos -Lairds press conference -Zieglers view -Forthcoming press conference Public relations -Focus on issues -Senior citizens -Compared to youth -Importance -Need for White House coordination -John B. Martin -Hopes conversation with Haldeman -Focus of activities -The Presidents schedule -Time management -Possible meetings with senior citizens -White House efforts -Press releases and news stories -Colson -Efforts -Youth -Electorate -The Presidents previous meeting with Princeton University students -Finch -White House policy
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Iowa remarks -Rural development -Laos -Pros and cons -Presidents view -Vietnam goals Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.) Vietnam -Dole -Possible statement -Democratic caucus -American involvement -Eisenhower Administration -Democratic administrations war involvement -Casualty figures -Republican moves to end involvement -The President -Democratic minority -John C. Stennis -Cooper -Henry M. (Scoop) Jackson -Possible Dole speech -Buchanan Media relations -Negative attitude of press -Administration treatment of press corps -Oval Office press conference -Pres corps view of Presidency -Reston -Kissinger -News stories -Peter Lisagor -Agronsky and Company -View -Impact -Rather -Wire services -Television press conference -One-on-one circumstances with the President
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Joe Garagiola -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Importance of television -Effectiveness -Benefits -Compared to press conferences -Radio speeches -Special interest groups -Length of speeches -Live television speech -Length -Timing -Radio speeches -Use of tape -L. B. Johnson -Timing -Benefits -Live radio speeches -Television out-takes -Scheduling -Newspapers -Radio audience -Timing -Youth -Women Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:48 pm Schedule -Telephone call -Unknown man Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:58 pm Radio speeches -Timing -Women -Senior citizens -Issue coverage Presidents forthcoming press conference
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Foreign policy -Preparation -Domestic policy -Revenue sharing -Press coverage -Zieglers view -Pros and cons -Justification -Length One-on-one television appearances -Public perception -R. L. Wilson -Emphasis of administration -Wells -Adams portraits -Washington Post -Wells -Influence of Washington Post Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:48 pm Food Ziegler and Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:58 pm The Presidents schedule -Dinner plans -Finch -Shultz Importance of communication -Zieglers role -Klein -Compared to other issues -Ehrlichman -Shultz -John C. Whitaker -Flanigan Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 1:48 pm
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Forthcoming Helen A. Thomas story -Foreign policy advisors -Laird -Rogers -Richard M. Helms -Possible Ziegler statement -Joseph J. Sisco -Zieglers statement -Focus of White House business -Foreign policy -Moorer -Sisco -Middle East -White House meetings -Participants -Topics Ziegler left at an unknown time before 2:58 pm The Presidents schedule -Camp David -Connally -Weekend plans Public relations -White House efforts -Time management -Vietnam Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:48 pm [Unintelligible] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:58 pm Public relations -White House efforts -Haldemans view -Issues -Polls
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Harlow -John R. Wanamaker -Statement on usefulness of advertising -Use of key resources -Time management -The President -White House staff -Effectiveness -George E. Reedy, Jr. book -Use of staff -The Presidents schedule
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [National Security] [Duration: 4m 16s ]
MIDDLE EAST An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 1:48 pm The unknown person left at an unknown time before 2:58 pm
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The Presidents schedule -Camp David -Relationship between Connally and Ehrlichman Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:48 pm -Departure time for Camp David -Mr. and Mrs. Taft Schreiber -Charles W. Butterfield
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-A. P. Butterfield -Location -Schreiber -Finch -Tour of White House -Butterfield and Schreibers -Possible meeting with President -Tour of Oval Office -Meeting by helicopter Bull left at an unknown time before 2:58 pm The President and Haldeman left at 2:58 pm
Conv. No. 459-4 (cont.)
Conversation No. 459-5 Date: February 27, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:58 pm and 3:11 pm Location: Oval Office Robert H. Finch met with Mr. and Mrs. Taft Schreiber and Charles W. Butterfield [Unintelligible] Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 3:11 pm