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Date: 
Mar 23, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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Conversation No. 472-1 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 7:50 am and 7:53 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person Presidents schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 7:53 am
Conversation No. 472-2 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 7:53 am - 8:02 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield US Capitol bombings H. R. (Bob) Haldeman entered at 7:53 am Capitol bombings -Suspects -Possible Congressional action -John N. Mitchells view -J. Edgar Hoover -Informants -Surveillance -Mitchell -Possible arrest -Hoover -Congressmen -Mitchell Butterfield left at 7:55 am
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Polls -George H. Gallup -Approval ratings -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Presidents credibility -Presidents previous interview with Howard K. Smith -Smiths questioning -Presidents response -Vietnam War -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Joseph C. Kraft column -Lyndon B. Johnson -The President -Military actions -Effect -The Presidents policies -Cambodian operation -Presidents November 3, 1969 speech Presidents previous interview with Smith -Format -John B. Connally -Future value Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 7:55 am Presidents schedule -Republican Congressional leaders -Robert J. Dole Bull left at an unknown time before 8:02 am Connally
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Conv. No. 472-2 (cont.)
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The President and Haldeman left at 8:02 am
Conversation No. 472-3 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 9:56 am - 10:15 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Hugh Scott, Gerald R. Ford, Ronald L. Ziegler, and Clark MacGregor [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Supersonic Transport [SST] -Soviet airplanes -Importance -Great Britain -Soviet Union -Export sales -Japan, India -House and Senate action -House vote -Ford -Forthcoming Senate vote -Scotts assistance -Hubert H. Humphrey -Letter to George Meany -Forthcoming Senate vote
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-Peter H. Dominick -Fords concerns -Votes -Dominick -James L. Buckley -Margaret Chase Smith -Pat [Surname unknown] -An unknown Senator -Congressman -Fords statement at Republican meeting -Results -Democrats -Southern Democrats -Robert J. Doles efforts -Future action -Possible effect on jobs -Space shuttle -Exploration of Mars -Previous Republican leaders meeting -Fords view -US role
Conv. No. 472-2 (cont.)
Vietnam -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Possible responses for press -Presidents previous interview with Howard K. Smith -Defense Department briefings -Presidents previous interview -Cambodian operation -US troop withdrawals -Effect -Vietnamization -Effect of operation -Public opinion -Casualties -North Vietnamese, South Vietnamese -Effect on US troops -Possible response for press -Effect -Casualties -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
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-Future -Compared with Cambodia -Photographs -Distortions -Casualties -Photographs -Coverage -Abrams Conv. No. 472-3 (cont.) -Effect -US troop withdrawals -Vietnamization policy -Casualties -Compared with Cambodian operation -Goals -Compared with Cambodian operation -Withdrawals, casualties, Vietnamization -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] withdrawal -Possible responses to press -Hanoi Radio claim -Abrams comments -Presidents actions -Casualties -Effect of action Ford and Scotts work -Fords schedule -A breakfast with the President -Texas trip Presidents schedule -Breakfast with Ford, Carl B. Albert, and [Thomas] Hale Boggs -Leslie C. Arends -Thomas P. (Tip) ONeill, Jr. -William E. Timmons -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield and Robert C. Byrd -Robert P. Griffin and Scott -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Griffin, Byrd -Mansfield -Forthcoming California trip -Meeting with Mansfield, Byrd, Griffin, and Scott
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SST -Forthcoming Senate vote -Byrd or Griffin -Possible outcome of vote -Tally -Dominick -Possible position Scott, et al. left at 10:14 am; MacGregor remained Milk producers -Presidents meeting with Albert H. Quie -Milk price supports -Possible Congressional action -Presidents position -Possible statement Congress -John B. Connally -SST -Effect of polls -SST vote MacGregor left at 10:15 am
Conv. No. 472-3 (cont.)
Conversation No. 472-4 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 10:16 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator [A transcript of the following portion of the conversation was initially prepared for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force [WSPF] and can be found in Record Group [RG] 460. The Nixon Presidential Materials Staff has reveiwed the transcript and has made changes as necessary. This transcript has been reviewed under the provisions of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 [PRMPA]. The National Archives does not guarantee its
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accuracy.] [End of transcript] Conversation No. 472-5 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 10:16 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull [A transcript of the following portion of the conversation was initially prepared for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force [WSPF] and can be found in Record Group [RG] 460. The Nixon Presidential Materials Staff has reveiwed the transcript and has made changes as necessary. This transcript has been reviewed under the provisions of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 [PRMPA]. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.] [End of transcript] Bull left at 10:16 am
Conv. No. 472-3 (cont.)
Conversation No. 472-6 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 10:16 am - 10:19 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with John B. Connally [A transcript of the following portion of the conversation was initially prepared for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force [WSPF] and can be found in Record Group [RG] 460. The Nixon Presidential Materials Staff has reveiwed the transcript and has made changes as necessary. This transcript has been reviewed under the provisions of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 [PRMPA]. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.] [End of transcript]
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Conversation No. 472-7 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 10:20 am - 10:24 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Leslie C. Arends Supersonic Transport [SST] -Presidents morning meeting with Republican leaders -House vote -US role in world -Presidents view -Soviet Union -Japan -Great Britain -Defense spending compared with domestic spending Congress Federal Communications Commission [FCC] -A letter to Arends -Dean Burch -Augie Meyer -A letter to Arends -William L. Springer -Robert C. (Bob) Wilson -Contents -Burch -Burchs actions -Networks -[Forename unknown] Rench [?] -Actions Presidents nominees [?] -Congressional scrutiny -William J. Casey -John B. Connally [?]
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-Casey Congress -Arends work -Laos operation (Lam Son) -A planned briefing -Clark MacGregor -A meeting, March 23, 1971 -[Thomas] Hale Boggs -Democrat and Republican attendees Presidents previous interview with Howard K. Smith -Questions Congress -A meeting, March 23, 1971 -Democrat attendees Arends left at 10:24 am
Conversation No. 472-8 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 10:25 am - 10:35 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman George H. Gallup poll -Results -Gallup -Release date -Trial heats ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable]
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[Duration: 1m ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ****************************************************************************** -Results -Changes in figures -Timing Conv. No. 472-7 (cont.) -Presidents April speech -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Trial heats and approval rating Louis Harris poll -Timing -Release date -Charles W. Colson -Timing -Laos operation (Lam Son) -William P. Rogers -Laos operation coverage Presidents interview with Smith, March 22, 1971 -Smiths questions -Presidents responses -Colsons talk with Smith -Smiths questions -Telephone poll -Coverage -Impact -Number of viewers -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] audience -Presidents attire -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixon and daughters view -Lighting -Presidents skin tone -Mrs. Nixons view -John D. Ehrlichmans view -Nixons daughters view -Presidents attire -Mrs. Nixons response -Presidents view
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-Presidents makeup -Presidents view -Compared with Today Show interview -Mark I. Goode -Content -Seating arrangement -Barbara Walters -Location -William H. Carruthers -Presidents view -Ruth McC. (Bell) Grahams response Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:25 am Presidents schedule -Dairy industry group -Clifford M. Hardin Bull left at an unknown time before 10:33 pm Presidents interview with Smith -Seating arrangement -Content Haldeman left and Hardin entered at 10:33 am
Conv. No. 472-7 (cont.)
Dairy industry -Presidents conversation with John B. Connally -Parity -Congressional action -Hardins conversation with Page Belcher -Upcoming meeting -Presidents attendance -Attendance at prior meeting -Forthcoming meeting of President, Connally, Hardin, and George P. Shultz -Camp David [General conversation] The President and Hardin left at 10:35 am
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Conversation No. 472-9 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 11:30 am - 12:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Peter G. Peterson Textile negotiations -Petersons report -US strategy -Congress -A meeting in Albuquerque -Possible negotiations -Defense Department -Agency for International Development [AID] -Chief negotiator -Peterson -Textile industry -Requirements -Asian countries -Loyalty to the President -Presidents policy -US textile industry -State Department -Philip H. Trezise -Petersons talk with Harry S. Dent -Anthony J. Jurich -Okinawa experience -David M. Kennedy -Textile -Shoe imports -Jurich and Trezise -Support for Presidents policies -Petersons conversation with Dent -Presidents view -Role -Jurich
Conv. No. 472-7 (cont.)
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-Background -Dent -Role -Kennedy -Jurich -Trezise -Presidents view -Kennedy -Jurich -Kennedy -Textile industry -Japanese experience -Trezise, Kennedy, and Jurich -Negotiating position -Petersons view -Japan -Petersons view -Defense Department -Korea -Taiwan Shoe imports -Spain -Italy -Petersons view -Potential political problems -Political impact -Wilbur D. Mills, John W. Byrnes -US producers -Effect -Byrnes -Political impact -Options -Compared with textiles -Scope -Support of shoe manufacturers in Congress -Kentucky -US industry -Kennedy -Possible trip to Italy and Spain -Petersons conversation with Italian ambassador
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-Possible actions -Options -Tariffs -Spain -Kennedys role -Presidents position -Italy, Spain -Presidents public statements -Kennedys role -Possible trip -Strategy -Congress -Administration position -Forthcoming conversation with Peterson A council [Council for International Economic Policy [CIEP]?] -Kennedy -William P. Rogers -George P. Shultz -Kennedy
Conv. No. 472-9 (cont.)
Monetary policy -Current situation -Balance of payments -Petersons meeting with John B. Connally, Arthur F. Burns, Paul W. McCracken, and Shultz -Philosophy -Exchange rates -US dollar -Foreign aid and military aid -Response -Issue of currency devaluation -France, Great Britain -Future -Need for change -West Germany currency study -Effect of trade balances -Japan -Currency -Connally, Burns, McCracken, Shultz, Peterson group -Balance of payments
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-Exchange rates -Negotiating position -Need for leadership -Exchange rates -Japan, Okinawa, trade -Situation in Chile -Taxes on foreign business -Potential problems -Maurice H. Stans Trade with Japan -Okinawa, defense issue -Previous agreement -Industrial policy -Military, politics -People -Compared with British -US textile policy -Negotiations -Possible leaks -Kennedy -Legal considerations -Senators Adjustment program -Current program -Effect -Need for changes -Congressmen and Senators -Big companies, little companies -Consolidation -Antitrust laws -Byrnes concerns about shoe company in Wisconsin -Retooling and retraining -Economists views -Aerospace industry Poverty program -Past experience -Investment policy -Management
Conv. No. 472-9 (cont.)
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-Focus Adjustment program -A council meeting -Attendees -Businessmen -Congress Conv. No. 472-9 (cont.) International initiatives -Agriculture -European imports -Citrus fruit -Tobacco Non-tariff barriers -Spain, Morocco -Latin America, Japan, Southeast Asia -Meeting blocs -Mediterranean countries -US military role -Cooperation with US -Multinational corporations -Mergers -Labor view -Jobs -Need for US policy Future administration action on trade -Congressional action -Outside advice -Businessmen -Compared with government workers Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:30 am Presidents schedule -Press Bull left at an unknown time before 12:05 pm Edwin D. Etherington -Background
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-New position A meeting of CIEP -Importance -Henry A. Kissinger -Kissinger, Shultz, John D. Ehrlichman -Domestic Council -Compared with National Security Council [NSC] -Membership -Role of State Department -Role of Stans -Kennedys role -Connallys role -Balance of payments -Burns and Shultz relations -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -Burns -Burns, Connally, McCracken, and Shultz -Balance of payments -Quadriad meetings -Shultz -Burns -Connally, Burns -Role of State Department -Projects -Adjustment program -Connally -Rogers Etherington and Robert H. Finch entered at 12:05 pm Greetings Etheringtons acquaintance with Peterson President and Petersons meeting -International economic issues -Spain, Italy, Japan A statement
Conv. No. 472-9 (cont.)
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Peterson left at 12:05 pm A plan Photo arrangements Photographers entered at an unknown time after 12:05 pm American Stock Exchange Stock market [Unintelligible] Presidents dinner -George W. Romney An unknown woman Etheringtons staff The photographers left at an unknown time before 12:13 pm -Romney -Henry E. Ford, II -Romney, Max M. Fisher -Charles B. (Bud) Wilkinson Volunteer agencies -Administration proposed -Volunteers in Service to America [VISTA] -Peace Corps -Teachers Corps -Effect on Etheringtons Center for Voluntary Action -Womens role -Lenore Romney, Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixons role -G. W. Romneys role -Blacks role -Mrs. Nixons role -Presidents role -Needs
Conv. No. 472-9 (cont.)
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Ford Presidents dinner Etherington and Finch left at 12:13 pm
Conv. No. 472-9 (cont.) Conversation No. 472-10 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:13 pm and 12:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -John D. Ehrlichman and George P. Shultz -Location -James L. Buckley -Kissinger -Ehrlichman and Shultz -Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 12:16 pm
Conversation No. 472-11 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 12:16 pm - 1:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman George P. Shultzs location Election reform
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-Robert J. Dole -Presidents statement -Ehrlichmans assessment -Hugh Scott -Congressional hearings -Marlow W. Cook -Congressional hearings -Administration position -Constitutional issues -Justice Department Interior Department -Appointment of Under secretary -Rogers C. B. Morton -Dr. James R. Schlesinger -Shultz -Mortons conversation with Ehrlichman -William T. Pecora -Norbert Tiemann from Nebraska -Roman L. Hruska -Tiemann -Needs for Under secretary -Presidents view -Pecora -Tiemann Shultz entered at 12:18 pm Economy and construction industry -March 25, 1971 meeting of James D. Hodgsons commission -Proposal -Wage Board -Operations -Effect -Davis-Bacon Act -Options -Shultzs view -Wage increases -Hardhats Army Corps of Engineers
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-David Packard -Reorganization -Water and natural resources -Defense Department -Roles -Packard -Melvin R. Laird -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] staff Conv. No. 472-11 (cont.) -Possible compromise -Department of the Interior -Laird -Possible actions in Congress -Defense Department -Presidents view -Bureau of Reclamation -Presidents view -Department of Natural Resources -Bureau of Reclamations position Abortion -Laird -Dr. Louis M. Rousselot -A press conference response -Abortions in military hospitals -Department of Defense policy -Roman Catholic response -State legislature actions -Lairds staff -White House staff -Lairds conversations with Terence Cardinal Cook and unnamed Cardinals -Charles W. Colsons conversation with Cardinal Cook -Presidents view -Ehrlichmans instructions -Lairds response -Presidents possible actions -Letter from the President to Laird -Presidents convictions -Presidents policy -Previous statements Welfare reform bill
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-Congressional action -Amount of aid -Food stamps -State and federal programs -Amount of aid -Effect on budget -Food stamps -State and federal programs Conv. No. 472-11 (cont.) -Labor Department role -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Work requirement -Presidents view -Funding -OMB work with Congress -Transition period -Time frame -Work requirement -Possible letter from President -Manpower -Public service employment bill -Possible Administration compromise -Special revenue sharing -Shultzs view -Public service employment bill -Possible compromise -Shultzs role -Presidential authority Government reorganization -Department of Natural Resources -Presidents view -Congressional committee -Previous Republican leadership meeting with the President -Gordon L. Allott, Peter H. Dominick -Arnold R. Webers role -Briefing -Presidents view Revenue sharing -Forthcoming message to Congress -Meeting of working group
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-Presidents schedule -Special revenue sharing meeting -Work of working group -Presidents appreciation -Meeting of working group -Attendees -Presidents view -Location -Number of attendees -The President -Pamphlets -Preparation -Distribution -Stephen B. Bull -Subjects -Distribution -Congressmen -Edwin D. Etherington, Donald McI. Kendall
Conv. No. 472-11 (cont.)
Milk prices -March 24, 1971 meeting -John B. Connally -Upcoming Congressional action -Connally, Clifford M. Hardin, Ehrlichman, John C. Whitaker, Donald B. Rice -Meeting with the President -Deadline An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 12:18 pm Presidents schedule -Mayors -Etherington -James L. Buckley -Mayors -Length of meeting -John V. Lindsay -Buckley -Meeting with Connally, Hardin, Whitaker, Ehrlichman, and Rice -Date and time -Follow-up -Presidents conversations with Connally and Hardin
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The unknown man left at an unknown time before 1:07 pm Public works project -Ehrlichmans previous conversation with the President -House Public Works Committee -Public broadcasting -Position of Republicans -Possible veto of bill by President -Environmental impact -White House position Airlines
Conv. No. 472-11 (cont.)
George W. Romney groups meeting, March 22, 1971 -Ehrlichmans attendance -Further meeting -Unions, business -Possible freeze on prices and wages in construction -Executive order -Wage raises -Arthur F. Burns -Enforcement -Department of Labor or Commerce -A wage and price board -Extension to longshoremen and other industries -Steel -Deadline -John A. Volpe -Ehrlichmans view -Attendees -Volpe, Romney, Maurice H. Stans, Hardin, Winton M. (Red) Blount, Burns, and Paul W. McCracken -Ehrlichmans conversation with Stans -Stans position -Romney, Volpe Burns -Wage-Price Stabilization Board -Call to Ehrlichman -Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak column -Taxes, Vance Hartke
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-Support for President -Presidents meeting -Statements on taxes -Upcoming meeting with Shultz -Relations with Connally, President -Positions on investment tax policy -Meeting with President -Statements by Burns -Economic policy discussion -Wages and prices Henry A. Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 12:18 pm President and Kissingers schedules Kissinger left at an unknown time before 1:07 pm Burns -Meeting with President -White House staff -McCracken, Shultz -Wage-Price Stabilization Board Wage-Price Stabilization Board -Possibility for success -Presidents view -Prices -Future -Shultzs view -Presidents view -Price increases Davis-Bacon Act -Administrations position -Burns possible response -Shultzs upcoming meeting with Burns -Business communitys position -Burns Wage-Price Stabilization Board Parity -Burns
Conv. No. 472-11 (cont.)
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-Connally -Burnss position -Blounts question -Construction industry -Burns -Scope -Possible Executive Order -Possibility of success -Shultzs position -Ehrlichmans view -Presidents position -Presidents policies -Steel workers -Dates of operation -Cause and effect -Steel industry -Effect of possible strike -McCrackens position -Construction industry -History -Timing -1972 Economy -Presidents talk with Connally -Dow-Jones average -Federal budget -Goal -First quarter of 1971 figures -Direction -Second half of 1971 -Presidents view -Steel -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Direction -Inflation -Unemployment -Presidents position -Last quarter of 1971 -Presidents position -Economists
Conv. No. 472-11 (cont.)
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-Direction -Dow-Jones average -1972 actions -Money supply -Burns -Federal budget -Shultzs view -Monetary policy -Effects -Future -Otto Ecksteins position -Gross National Product [GNP] forecast -Compared with Shultzs forecast -Stock market -Etherington -American Stock Exchange -Effect on economy -Presidents view -Profits -Arthur B. Laffers model -Institutional investors -Peter Winant [?] -Ehrlichmans conversation -Expectations for 1972, 1971 Shultzs schedule -Burns
Conv. No. 472-11 (cont.)
Government reorganization -Department of Transportation -Volpes response -Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] head -Volpe -Possible meeting with President -Shultz, Ehrlichman -Position on Supersonic Transport [SST] control -National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] -Department of Agriculture -Hardin -Extension service -Possible compromise
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-Volpes position SST -Upcoming Senate vote -Tally -Thornton A. (T) Wilson of Boeing -Previous conversation with Shultz -Presidents position -Presidents position -House leaders -Gerald R. Ford, Scott -Position on SST, rapid transit -Labors position -Kenneth E. BeLieu -[Name unintelligible] -George Meany -Forthcoming call from Shultz -Jobs -US position in world -Andrew Biemiller -Location -BeLieu Shultzs meeting with Burns -Wage-Price board Ehrlichman and Shultz left at 1:07 pm
Conv. No. 472-11 (cont.)
Conversation No. 472-12 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:07 pm and 1:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 5s ]
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:10 pm
Conversation No. 472-13 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 1:10 pm - 2:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Presidents schedule -Meeting with Haldeman and Henry A. Kissinger -John A. Scali -Meeting with editors -James L. Buckley Supersonic Transport (SST) -Upcoming vote -William E. Timmons -Tally -Presidents previous meeting with Republican leaders -Margaret Chase Smith -Presidents arguments Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 1:10 pm -House and Senate members -Concerns about re-election
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-Winston L. (Win) Prouty -White House support -Presidents role -Position Howard K. Smith -Comment -Presidents interview Scali -Possible appointment -Kissingers previous meeting with Scali -Possible meeting with the President -A check -Areas of responsibility -Domestic, foreign issues, and television -Scope -Government reorganization -Revenue sharing -Blacks -Riots in city -Agriculture -Economy -Role -Previous conversation with Kissinger -Knowledge of State and Defense Departments -Leaks Presidents schedule -Possible meeting in California -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Foreign policy -Press -A poll -Delay -Reasoning Presidents interview with H. K. Smith -Telephone poll by White House -New York overnight ratings -Competition
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-National Broadcasting Company [NBC] movie -Doris Day -Carol Burnett -Possible national audience -West Coast showing -Timing -Telephone poll by White House -Rating compared with share Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.) -Haldemans view -Advertisements, March 22, 1971 -Benefits for American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Ratings -John F. Kennedy interview -Meaning -Telephone poll by White House -Approval ratings -Questions and answers -Age distribution -Political affiliation -Further calls -Questions -Importance -Congressional response -Mark O. Hatfield -Presidents credibility -College students -Robert A. Taft, Jr. -Length -William E. Brock, III -Length -Presidents demeanor -Southeast Asia -Blacks response -Robert J. Browns poll -National Insurance Association head -Comments on housing -National Bar Association head -Vietnam -Cities -Maurice Dawkins of Opportunities Centers -Integration
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-Housing -National Business League president -Housing -Presidents appearance -Robert Walker [?], head of National Medical Association -Domestic policy -Revenue sharing Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.) -Open housing -Integration -A judge [[Forename unknown] Newman?] -Equal opportunity -Higher education -Housing -Peace -Judge William B. Thompson of Washington, DC Superior Court -Housing -Presidents handling of questions -Importance -Bob Flanigans [?] response -Vietnam -Vic Morriss [?] response -Georges [Surname unintelligible] response -Presidents demeanor -Presidents credibility -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -J. William Fulbright -John B. Andersons [?] response -George Wills response -Presidents credibility -Richard A. Moores response -Laos -Format -Compared with fireside chats -Presidents interaction with H. K. Smith -Questioning -Presidents personality -Jane G. (Swift) Moores response -Vice-Presidential question -Camera angle -William H. Carruthers -ABC
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Carruthers -Preparation for interview -Head of Paramount Televisions conversation with Kissinger -Response -Camera angles -Work with ABC crew -Presidents appearance Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.) -Mark I. Goodes response -Camera angles -Lighting -Future interviews -R. A. Moores response -Presidents credibility -Future interviews -Possible interviewer -Educational television -Audience size -Metromedia -Audience size -Congressional response -Hatfield -Brock -Hugh Scott and Robert P. Griffin -Hatfield -Position on Vietnam -Brock -Presidents demeanor -Kissingers response -Format -Telephone poll -Viewers -Ages -Approval ratings -Clifford M. Hardins response -Format, issues covered -James D. Hodgsons response -Length -Peoples demeanor -Issues covered -Hardin -Cabinet officers responsibilities
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-John A. Volpes response -Presidents schedule -Presidents answers to questions -Congressional response -Hatfield -Taft -Brock -Taft -Republicans -Donald H. Rumsfelds response -Questions -Presidents performance -Pace -H. K. Smith -Presidents performance -John D. Ehrlichmans response Congress -Support for Administration -Presidents view -Haldemans view -Attitudes of members toward President -Southern Democrats -John C. Stennis -Republicans -Role Presidents interview with H. K. Smith -Future interviews with other networks -Audience -ABCs audience -Competition -Movies -Public opinion -News coverage -Laos -Future interviews -Use of networks -Audience -Forthcoming statement on troop withdrawals -Reiteration of Presidents comments -Rowland Evans
Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.)
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Previous breakfast with Kissinger -Articles on Laos Presidents schedule -Possible March 24, 1971 breakfast with George Meany -Charles W. Colson, George P. Shultz -Publicity Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.) -Laos -Asia -Middle East -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Economy -Kissinger, Shultz -Colson -Timing -Possible meeting with executive council [of American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO]?] -Presidents view Meany -Support for SST -Possible call from Hodgson -Possible breakfast with President Presidents schedule -Breakfast with Meany -Shultz, Kissinger, and Hodgsons attendance -Publicity -Hodgson -Shultz -Topic H. K. Smith interview -Position of H. K. Smith -Selection for interview with President -ABC advertisements -Ratings -Effect -ABC -Format -Length
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Haldemans view -Congressional response Congress -Support for the Presidents policies -Presidents view -Revenue sharing -Laos -Presidents television appearances -Republicans Presidents schedule -Quadriad meeting in California -Another meeting in California An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 1:10 pm Federal Communication Commission [FCC] -Letter from Leslie C. Arends The Presidents schedule FCC -Letter from Arends -Peter M. Flanigan The unknown person left at an unknown time before 2:12 pm Kissingers briefing -Gerald R. Ford, Arends and Anderson Melvin R. Lairds schedule -A 3:00 meeting -Democrats and Republicans Kissingers briefing -Time Vietnam -A possible meeting in California with General Nguyen Van Thieu -Kissingers view -Rationale
Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.)
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Implications -Presidents view Presidents interview with H. K. Smith -Presidents comments on Laotian operation (Lam Son) -Coverage -John W. Chancellor -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] radio -News lead -Presidents statement on troop levels -Call to Kissinger by Laird -Presidents visibility
Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.)
Presidents schedule -California trip -Presentation of Medal of Freedom to Samuel Goldwyn -Goldwyns health -Effect on movie community -Goldwyn -Career with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Vietnam -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Morning report -Forthcoming Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] meeting -Military situation -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] withdrawal -Press coverage -Casualties -Presidents statement in H. K. Smith interview -Commentators response -Chancellor -Military situation -Kissingers view -US role -South Vietnamese performance -Bunker -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Kissingers role -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Laird
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Abrams -Visits to family in Thailand -General William C. Westmorelands advice -Military strategy -Tchepone -Abrams -Role Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.) -Kissingers view -South Vietnamese performance -A cable -Strategy -Problems -Kissingers view -Tchepone -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer -US military command -Haigs view -Kissingers view -Replacements -Abrams -Performance -Role in air strikes -Information -Strategy -Political effects -Laos operation -Kissingers view -Effects on President -Kissinger, Bunker -Tchepone -South Vietnamese performance -Kissingers view -Withdrawal -Photographs -Presidents comments -Presidents interview with H. K. Smith -Coverage of US, North Vietnamese forces -Distortion -Kissingers view -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -ARVN troops
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Fear of invasion -Casualties -Air strikes -Effect on North Vietnam -Abramss plans -US troop withdrawal -Thieu -Bunker -Us Air Force -North Vietnams situation -Possibility of an offensive -US troop withdrawals -Level -Military -Thieu -President -Bunker, Thieu -Announcement -Defense Department -William P. Rogers -Laird -Timing -Kissinger -Level -Timing -South Vietnam -Election -Nguyen Cao Ky -Bunker -Networks -Military equipment -Laird -Economic aid -US troop withdrawals -Negotiations -Bunker -North Vietnam -Timing -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Enemy casualties
Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.)
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Politburo -Soviet policy on Vietnam -Domestic considerations -Strategic Arms Limitations Talks [SALT] -Vietnam negotiations [?] -Timing -Effect of Party Congress meeting Vietnam -Enemy forces -Intelligence information -US command -Need for coordination -Presidents view -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Enemy forces -After-action assessment -Strategy -Effect -Possible time limit -Presidents comments -Effect -Congress -Enemy forces -Intelligence information -Presidents decision -Strategy -Moorer -US forces -Role -Kissingers assessment -Polls -Justification for operation -US troops -I Corps -Possible North Vietnamese Army invasion -Tanks -Material -Hue -Timing
Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.)
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Enemy supplies -Bunker -South Vietnam -Political situation -Forthcoming call to Bunker -Laos operation -Effect -ARVN and South Vietnam -US newspapers and television -Junior officers Presidents interview with H. K. Smith -Evaluation -Brock, Hodgson, Hardin, Hatfield -Length -Content -Differences of opinion -Hatfield and George S. McGovern -Taft -Presidents demeanor Liberals 1970 election -Economy -Stock market -Effect -Burns and the money supply -Stock market -Effect -Interest rates Liberals -Kissingers efforts President -Leadership -Joseph W. Alsop -Call to President, Kissinger -The Establishment -Presidents policies -Column, March 22, 1971
Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.)
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Presidents interview with H. K. Smith -Cambodia -PRC -New York Times -Hatfield -Taft Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.) Vietnam -Laos operation -Effect compared with Cambodian operation -Enemy supplies -North Vietnamese forces -Presidents credibility -Presidents critics -Compared with Cambodian operation -Public opinion -Effect -Hue, Da Nang -Thieu -Possible effect on peace negotiations -North Vietnamese Martha (Beall) Mitchell -Previous call to Kissinger Haldeman and Kissinger left at 2:12 pm
Conversation No. 472-14 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 2:44 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -3:00 meeting
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull left at an unknown time before 2:44 pm
Conversation No. 472-15 Conv. No. 472-13 (cont.) Date: March 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 2:44 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator Call to Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 472-16 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 2:44 pm - 2:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Charles W. Colson Presidents previous interview with Howard K. Smith -Presidents meeting with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -Congressional response -Audience share -Reason -Congressional response -Presidents forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement -Format -Haldeman -White House telephone poll -Press conference compared with interviews -John B. Connally -Audience
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Louis Harris poll -Release -Timing -Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday -Harris location
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Conversation No. 472-17 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 2:50 pm - 3:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Presidents previous interview with Howard K. Smith -Format -Compared with press conference -Patrick J. Buchanan -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Buchanan -Leonard Garment -Length -Smiths questioning -Foreign policy emphasis -Blacks -Price -Buchanan
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Smith compared with [Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Questions -Length of interview -Difficulty -Presidents responses -Presidents demeanor -William E. Brock, III -John B. Connally -Clifford M. Hardin -Public opinion -Camera angles -Placement of cameras -White House control -Barbara Walters interview -Presidents seating position -Hardins view -White House control -William H. Carruthers -Placement of cameras -Effect -Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman conversations ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 1m 6s ]
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Presidents schedule -An announcement concerning Davis-Bacon Act, March 26, 1971 -A prison dedication in Oklahoma -Richard G. Kleindienst -Another Oklahoma dedication -Oklahoma City logistics -Presidents role -Remarks
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Tour -Precedent -Presidents role -Prisoners Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:50 pm -3:00 meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 3:00 pm Presidents interview with Smith -Public response -White House telephone call The President and Haldeman left at 3:00 pm Conv. No. 472-17 (cont.)
Conversation No. 472-19 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:45 pm and 4:46 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield One item [Unintelligible] Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 4:46 pm
Conversation No. 472-20 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 4:46 pm - 5:04 pm
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] An unknown persons office -Publicity Presidents previous interview with Howard K. Smith -Coverage -Public response -Format compared with press conference -Clifford M. Hardin -Response James L. Buckley and William E. Timmons entered and Ziegler left at 4:47 pm John V. Lindsay -Presidents previous meeting with mayors -Presidents call to Nelson A. Rockefeller -Lindsay Supersonic Transport [SST] -Upcoming Senate vote -Importance -Presidents view -Non-partisan issue -International implications -Environmental concerns -Presidents policy -Safeguards -Noise -White House review -Administration policy -The Presidents assurances -Economy -Jobs -Balance of payments -Transportation -Tax revenues -Administrations position -Technology innovation
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Exploration -National spirit -Leadership role -Opposition -Use of funds for domestic programs -Space program -US position -Soviet Union Conv. No. 472-20 (cont.) -France -Great Britain -Future -Presidents view -Environment -Use of funds for domestic programs -Effect on national spirit in future -Environment -Presidents position -Buckley -Environmental concerns -Administrations environmental policies -Alaskan pipeline -Background in contract negotiations -Possible action in Congress -Timmons view -Congressional committee review -Environment -The Presidents assurances -Possible action in Congress -Presidential review of bill -Buckleys review -Environment -Safeguards -Review -Compared with Anti-ballistic Missiles [ABM] -Soviet Union -The Presidents assurances -Appropriations -Upcoming vote -Tally -Hubert H. Humphrey -Labor unions
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-W[illiam] Stuart Symington -Timmons concerns -Humphrey -George Meany -Margaret Chase Smith -Committee vote -Kenneth E. BeLieu -Presidents meeting with Republican leaders -Handling -Winston L. (Win) Prouty -Total to be cast -Abstentions -Prouty -Reelection -Campaign statements -Buckleys support -The President Buckleys ride Thomas E. Dewey funeral -Buckleys presence on Air Force One -Presidents role -Deweys support for President Buckley and Timmons left at 5:04 pm
Conv. No. 472-20 (cont.)
Conversation No. 472-21 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: 5:05 pm - 5:38 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Clifford M. Hardin, J. Philip Campbell, George P. Shultz, John D. Ehrlichman, John C. Whitaker, Donald B. Rice, and John B. Connally [A transcript of the following portion of the conversation was initially prepared for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force [WSPF] and can be found in Record Group [RG] 460. The Nixon Presidential Materials Staff has reveiwed the transcript and has made changes as necessary.
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
This transcript has been reviewed under the provisions of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 [PRMPA]. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.] William Fitz-Patrick entered at an unknown time after 5:05 pm, during the transcribed portion Fitz-Patrick left at an unknown time before 5:35 pm, during the transcribed portion Conv. No. 472-20 (cont.) Hardin, et al. left at 5:35 pm, during the transcribed portion; Connally remained [End of transcript] Schedule -Meeting -Connally and Peter G. Peterson Peterson -Meeting with the President -Proposed meeting with Connally -Connallys relations with Arthur F. Burns -Connallys relations with State Department -Previous meeting with Peterson -Presidents meeting with Peterson -Tariffs -Spaniards and Italians -Shoes -Japanese textiles -Possible role for David M. Kennedy
Connally left at 5:38 pm
Conversation No. 472-22 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:38 pm and 6:07 pm Location: Oval Office
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Presidents schedule [?] [Pause] Presidents preparation Conv. No. 472-21 (cont.) Patrick J. Buchanan Presidents previous interview with Howard K. Smith -Public opinion -Presidents demeanor -Format Presidents schedule
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Dairy industry -Presidents decision -John B. Connally -Campaign contributions to President -Parity level -Connally -Relations with dairymen -Possible additional contributions by dairymen -Campaign contributions to President -Amount
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Supersonic Transport [SST] -Upcoming vote -Meeting at 6:00 -Possible meeting of President and Marlow W. Cook, John Sherman Cooper, Winston L. (Win) Prouty, Jack R. Miller, and Clifford P. Hansen -Upcoming vote -Tally Conv. No. 472-22 (cont.) -Hubert H. Humphrey -Cooper -W[illiam] Stuart Symington -Peter H. Dominick -Humphrey -Labor -Cooper -Symington -Connally -Dominick -Clark MacGregor -Pairing -Cook -Quentin N. Burdick -Karl E. Mundt -Possible pairing with Burdick -Milton R. Young -J. William Fulbright -Location -Mark O. Hatfield -Joseph M. Montoya -Henry M. (Scoop) Jackson and Warren G. (Maggie) Magnuson -Possible pairing -Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. -Connally -Campaign promise -Cook -Possible compromises -James L. Buckley -Margaret Chase Smith -Prouty -Hugh Scott -Environmental concerns -Lawton M. Chiles, Jr.
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-George A. Smathers -David H. Gambrell -Herman E. Talmadge -Aerospace industry -Chiles -Smathers -Possible meeting with President -Prouty -Possible meeting with President -Environmental concerns -Buckley Presidents schedule -Connally -John N. Mitchell -Thomas A. Pappas and Mitchell -John A. Scali -Health
Conv. No. 472-22 (cont.)
Whitney M. Young, Jr. funeral -Presidents eulogy -Distribution -Leonard Garment -Ministers, black leadership, white civil rights supporters Presidents schedule -Black Congressmen -John D. Ehrlichman -Comparison with Presidents meeting with mayors -Cabinet role -James D. Hodgson, George W. Romney -Size of group -Agenda -Housing -Romney
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55 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
News summaries Marjorie P. Acker entered at an unknown time after 5:38 pm Rose Mary Woods -Location -A letter Conv. No. 472-22 (cont.) Acker left at an unknown time before 6:02 pm News summary -Use Crisis atmosphere -White House staff Presidents schedule -California trip -Weather -Florida comparison Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 6:02 pm -A briefing -[Name unintelligible] [Burdick?] -A call -Henry A. Kissinger Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:07 pm An unknown man [Burdick?] Presidents schedule -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Time -Compared with Congressional leaders meetings Haldeman left at an unknown time before 6:07 pm
56 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 472-23 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:02 pm and 6:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman and Alexander P. Butterfield Conv. No. 472-22 (cont.) [Unintelligible] The President left at an unknown time after 6:07 pm [Pause] The President entered at an unknown time before 6:10 pm Items for Presidents signature Presidents schedule -March 23, 1971 evening -An unknown man -Edwin D. Etherington [Pause] Butterfield left and Henry A. Kissinger entered at 6:10 pm Laotian operation (Lam Son) -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] meeting -Purpose -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer and General John W. Vogt, Jr. -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -U. Alexis Johnson -Future meeting An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 6:10 pm Refreshment order The unknown person left at an unknown time before 6:14 pm Laos operation (Lam Son)
57 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Upcoming WSAG meeting -Purpose -Public relations -Moorer -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Military actions -April plans -Raids Conv. No. 472-23 (cont.) -Purpose -Publicity -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] ability [The President talked with the White House operator at 6:14 pm] [Conversation No. 472-23A] Call to the Vice President [End of telephone conversation] [The White House operator talked with the President at 6:14 pm] [Conversation No. 472-23B] Call to Vice President Spiro T. Agnew [End of telephone conversation] Haldeman left at 6:15 pm Vietnam -Laos operation -WSAG meeting -Johnson, General Robert E. Cushman, Jr., Moorer -Effect -Participants view -Public relations efforts -Presidents interview with Howard K. Smith -Presidents April 7, 1971 speech -National Security Council [NSC] role -Compared with Smith interview
58 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Charts -William P. Rogers -Chart preparation -Nixon Doctrine in Asia -Effect -Presidents interview with Smith -Presidents position Conv. No. 472-23 (cont.) -Presidents credibility -Lyndon B. Johnson -Speeches -Public opinion -Press -L. B. Johnson -Smiths comment -Public opinion -Press -Call to Kissinger from Washington Posts Phil Shelan [?] -Kissingers previous lunch at Washington Post -David S. Broder -Kissingers comments -Shelans [?] call to Kissinger -Laotian operation (Lam Son) -Position on Vietnam -Call from Shelan [?] -Kissingers comments Presidents previous interview with Smith -NSC staffs response -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.s response -Call to Kissinger at Soviet embassy Vietnam -US forces -Haigs assessment -Presidents assessment -Presidents statement to Smith -Support for ARVN -Kissingers view -Air support -ARVN forces -Laotian operation (Lam Son)
59 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-General Do Cao Tri -Cambodia, Laos -Laos operation (Lam Son) -US forces -Abrams trip to Bangkok -Presidents role -Moorers role -Effect -WSAG meeting -Public statements -Administrative comments -Forthcoming US troop withdrawals -Rogers -Relations with President -Melvin R. Laird -View of Administration position
Conv. No. 472-23 (cont.)
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-Presidents role and plans -Lairds role -Kissingers comments to Rowland Evans -Presidents meeting with General Nguyen Van Thieu -Abrams -Presidents record -Compared with 1968 anti-war Democrats platform -Evans recollections -Presidents April 7, 1971 speech -Effect -Public opinion
60 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Figures -Negotiations -Troop levels -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Kissingers actions -Withdrawal of forces -Timing -Cease fire -Presidents previous comments to Smith -Mark O. Hatfield, George S. McGovern -Presidents previous interview with Smith -Laird -Troop levels -Negotiations -Negotiations -Timing -POWs -Lairds role -Future -Kissingers relationship with Laird -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Publicity -US support for ARVN -Presidents view -Abrams previous interview -Haigs conversation with Kissinger -Lieutenant General James W. Sutherland, Jr. -Abrams actions -Kissingers cables -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Abrams -Response to Presidents previous interview with Smith -Kissingers forthcoming call to Bunker -Report to President -Presidents schedule -Morale -ARVN -US forces -Support for ARVN -Performance in Laos and Cambodia -Chup area of Cambodia
Conv. No. 472-23 (cont.)
61 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Success -General Do Cao Tri -Laotian operation -North Vietnamese -South Vietnamese forces -Withdrawal -Kissingers assessment -Number -Press coverage -Status -US air support -Future US military actions -Timing -Weather -Scope -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Purpose -Presidents position -Effect -Forces employed -US military support of ARVN -Effect on North Vietnamese Army -Effect -Military assessment -Richard M. Helms -Cushman -ARVN -Tactical air support -Military supplies -ARVN air power -Laird -US surplus military equipment -US program -David Packard Presidents interview with Smith -Kissingers call to Bunker -Time -Report to President Kissinger left at 6:40 pm
Conv. No. 472-23 (cont.)
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Conversation No. 472-24 Date: March 23, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:40 pm and 6:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield Items for President to sign -John D. Ehrlichman Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:45 pm
Conv. No. 472-23 (cont.)
Conversation No. 472-25 Date: Unknown between March 23 and March 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:45 pm, March 23 and 9:32 am, March 24, 1971 Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents?] met Presidents location Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 9:32 am, March 24, 1971