557

Date: 
Aug 09, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 557-1 Date: August 9, 1971 Time: 8:52 am - 11:47 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Weather President's schedule -David K.E. Bruce and Ellsworth F. Bunker -William J. Porter -Possible meetings -Henry A. Kissinger -Staff meeting The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 8:52 am and 8:55 am. [Conversation No. 557-1A] Kissinger's location [End of telephone conversation] President's schedule ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 22 [Personal Returnable [Duration: 1m 13s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 22 **********************************************************************
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
Forthcoming legislation -Appropriation bills -Agriculture -Rural sewage and water -Aid to farmers -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Possible veto -Blacks President’s schedule -Labor-management leaders -West Coast longshoremen -Strike -Harry Bridges -Coal -Eastern longshoremen -Construction -Railroads -Firemen, signalmen, shop crafts -Automobiles -Steel -Transportation Kissinger entered at 8:55 am. Letter -Kissinger to send to unknown person President's schedule -Bunker -Porter -Bunker -Kissinger's schedule -Possible meeting -Press coverage -Forthcoming Vietnam election Vietnam -Bunker’s return -Purpose -Election
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Possible North Vietnamese interference -Media coverage -Political issue -Democrats -Clark M. Clifford -New York Times article -President’s intentions -People's Republic of China [PRC] announcement -Madame Nguyen Thi Binh -Proposals -Timing -William A.K. (“Tony”) Lake -Morton Halperin -President’s comments to press -Clifford -Effect on negotiations PRC -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -Visa -Gardiner (sp?) Coles [?] -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Articles -Chou En-lai -Comments about the President -New York Times -Reminiscence Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Kissinger’s forthcoming trip to Paris -India -Foreign Minister -Talks with Andrei A. Gromyko -Relations with India -Treaty of friendship and cooperation -Announcement -Provision -Significance
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 24 [National Security] [Duration: 52s ] INDIA END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 24 ********************************************************************** India -Kissinger’s forthcoming talks with Indian Ambassador -Relations with US and USSR -US aid PRC -Chou En-lai -Ideological stance -North Vietnam ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [National Security] [Duration: 44s ] PAKISTAN END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 **********************************************************************
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Reston -Vietnam -US troop withdrawal Refreshment The President left at an unknown time after 8:55 am. Foreign policy -Achievements -Historical significance PRC ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 23 [National Security] [Duration: 8s ] PAKISTAN END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 23 ********************************************************************** Foreign policy -Congress -Democrats -India -USSR The President entered at an unknown time before 10:30 am. -Democrats -Clifford -Republicans
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-PRC -Vietnam -Possible US military action -Clifford -President's press conference -Article -Timing of printing Vietnam -Press coverage -Forthcoming meeting with Bunker -Forthcoming election -Paris negotiations -Consultations -Paris negotiations -Democrats ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 46s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 ********************************************************************** -Declaration of principles -Publication -Democrats -Possible US military action -North Vietnamese buildup -Analogy to Tet offensive -Air force -Negotiations -PRC -Notification -Timing
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
PRC -US press -Reston -Forthcoming Presidential election -The President compared to Democrats -USSR -New York Times -Democrats -USSR -India -Administration -Pakistan -Possible story -Democrats -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting -Congress -Pakistan -USSR Japan -New York Times editorial -President's schedule -Forthcoming visit with Emperor Hirohito -Anchorage, Alaska -Simile -Visit with Georges J.R. Pompidou -Effect on PRC -Compared to trip to Japan -Trade -PRC -USSR India -Kissinger’s forthcoming talks with ambassador -Possible war -Effect -Development program -USSR -President’s friendship -Possible war
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Effect on US position -The President’s view -Cambodia and Laos -Interest in political settlement, refugees, aid to India -National Security Council [NSC] -William P. Rogers -Joseph J. Sisco -Washington Post and New York Times -Rogers -State Department -Bureaucracy -John F. Kennedy -Forthcoming NSC meeting -Timing -Kissinger's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with undersecretaries -Rogers PRC -Rogers -Kissinger -State Department -Bureaucracy -New York Time and Washington Post -New York Times -Japan -Harriman -Taiwan -United Nations [UN] -Chiang Kai-shek -Chou En-lai -Comments to Reston -USSR -India USSR -Possible developments -PRC -Middle East -Israel -Democrats
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Possible summit in Moscow -Relationship to PRC trip -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -President’s letter -Summit -Summit -Timing -Middle East -Egypt -India Japan -President's schedule -Anchorage trip -Timing -Television -Significance -Gesture -Emperor of Japan -Ceremonial aspects -Television USSR -India -PRC -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -India -Middle East -1967 War -Egypt -Pakistan -PRC -[India] -Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation -India-Pakistan relations -Congress Vietnam PRC -Chou En-lai
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-US press -Speech -Communist Party cadres -USSR -Comparison with PRC -Voice of America [VOA] USSR -David Rockefeller -Trip -October [1917] Revolution -President's 1959 trip PRC -Chou En-lai -Islamabad Democrats and Liberals -New York Times, Washington Post, Life, Time, Newsweek -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABMs] -SALT -Pentagon Papers -Public support for the President -September 1969 riots -Vietnam troop withdrawals -Peace plan -1968 campaign -Edith Efron's media study -Charles W. Colson -Efron -Background -TV Guide editor -John P. Roche -Analysis of press coverage -Television networks -Issues -Position -Hubert H. Humphrey -The President -Comparison of coverage -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -George C. Wallace -Fred Dutton's book PRC -Announcement of forthcoming trip by President -Reston -PRC leaders’ view -Rogers -UN policy -State Department -Richard Rovere -New Yorker -Article -US, PRC, and USSR -Compared with New Republic -Daniel W. Washburn -TRB -[Forename unknown] Goodwin -Talk of the Town -Vietnam -Rovere article -Democrats -Youth -Possible impact -Press pool for trip -Guests -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Adele (Langston) Rogers -Chou En-lai, Mao Tse-tung's wife Middle East -Sisco -Israelis -Joseph C. Kraft -Article -Ceasefire -Significance -Rogers
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
PRC -Forthcoming trip -New York Herald-Tribune [?] article -William H. Carruthers -Political aspect -Eugene J. McCarthy -President's speech -Television 1972 campaign -Kissinger’s schedule -Howard Stein -Edmund S. Muskie -Humphrey -Eugene McCarthy -Edward M. Kennedy -McCarthy -Youth crusade -Kennedy -Fitness for office -Other candidates -Mary McGrory -Financing -Personal Fund -McGrory New York Times article -White House church services -Author -Identity -Washington Post -President’s instructions Press -1968 campaign -Ronald L. Ziegler, Herbert G. Klein -Humphrey -Compared to 1960 and 1972 campaigns -Unknown article -Unknown person -Capitol Hill
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-PRC announcement -National economy news -Article -Unknown reporter -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Newsweek -Victor Gold -John A. Scali Unknown person -Views -Textile quotas -Busing ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 5m 1s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 ********************************************************************** Support for President -President as leader -Kissinger -PRC trip -Winston Churchill -Charles A.J.M. de Gaulle -President as world leader -Cambodia -Laos -Demonstrators -de Gaulle -Foreign policy -Record evaluated -[James] Harold Wilson
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9 [National Security] [Duration: 6s ] UNITED KINGDOM [UK] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9 ********************************************************************** -Richard H. Rovere Substance abuse -Alcohol -Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Russians, British, Germans, Italians -Chinese -Japanese -Compared to drug use -Southern societies -India -Drugs -Rovere -Daniel Ellsberg -Lysergic acid diethylamide [LSD] -Health effects -Ulcers -Marijuana -Stress -Sedatives ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 13
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
[Personal Returnable] [Duration: 14s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 13 ********************************************************************** -Effects Television networks -Colson -Domestic Council ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 14 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 11m 55s ] Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 8:55 am and 10:30 am. [Conversation No. 557-1B] [End of telephone conversation] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 14 ********************************************************************** -1968 campaign coverage -Efron’s media study -Commentators’ words fun and against -The President’s compared to Humphrey -ABC -NBC
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-USe policy on Vietnam War -NBC -Bombing halt -White Middle class -NBC -CBS -Black militants -NBC -The Left -Demonstrators -Efron’s conclusion -Network reporters -Democratic liberal politicians -Humphrey -Republican conservative politicians -The President -Efron -ABC, CBS, NBC, coverage -PRC trip -Pentagon Papers -1970 campaign -Vietnam -Biased reporting -Scali -Klein -Ziegler -Need for balance -Efron’s study -Newspaper editorial policy -Coverage of Laos action -Tone -Leftists -State Department, Department of Defense [DOD] -John D. Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -Press -Universities -Government bureaucracy Kissinger left at 10:30 am.
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 15 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 9m 18s ] [Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 10:30 am and 11:12 am] [Conversation No. 557-1C] [End of telephone conversation] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 15 ********************************************************************** President’s schedule -Speech -Congressional recess -Return -Golf trip -George Meany -Peter J. Brennan -Radio speech -Labor Day -Length Liberals -Kissinger's friends Efron -Background -TV Guide -Media study on campaign coverage -Historical Research Foundation -Background -New York Times magazine -Look
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Time-Life correspondent -Publications -State Department -Education -Barnard College -Columbia University -Historical Research Foundation -William F. Buckley -Media study -Television news -1972 campaign -Fairness Doctrine -Vice President Agnew's allegations -Public support -Network officials’ response -Tactics -Alger Hiss case -Whitaker Chambers -Background -Clytia Chambers -Background -Education -Barnard College -Howard University --Buckley -Media study -Goals -Media bias -1968 campaign -The Left and the Right -1972 campaign -Theory -Analytical method -Networks, Federal Communications Commission [FCC], Congress citizens -Possible Democratic reaction -Buckley -White House staff -Klein -Richard A. Moore -Buckley
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Summary of study’s conclusions President's schedule -Efron ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 16 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 2m 10s ] [No conversation] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 16 ********************************************************************** Press -Televised press conferences -Efron study -Black militants -Free speech -Berkeley -Environmentalists -Consumer issues -Vietnam -Disarmament -ABM -Religion -New York Times reporter -Washington Post -Judith Martin -Haldeman's dinner at the Kennedy Center -Unknown women -Cave dwellers -Tricia Nixon Cox's wedding -Washington Post
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Mrs. Nixon -New York Times story -Japan -Emperor Hirohito President's schedule -Kennedy Center opening -Kennedy family -John F. Kennedy -Concert Hall -Symphony concert -Opera House -Symphony concert -Antal Dorati -Liszt's Les Preludes -Opera House -Leonard Bernstein Mass -Concert Hall opening -Announcement -Ziegler -Opera House opening -President’s box -Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis -Abe Fortas -Roger L. Stevens -Mrs. J. Willard Marriott, Jr. -Reception -Advancemen White House response to Efron's book -Colson -Pentagon Papers -Patrick J. Buchanan -Walter H. Annenberg -Serialization, syndication -1968 campaign television coverage -Congressional hearings -Harley O. Staggers -White House press relations -Networks -Government control
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Media -Columnists -Rovere -Readership -Article -PRC trip President's schedule -Cyclemates II -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Possible press conference -Ziegler The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:30 am and 11:12 am. [Conversation No. 557-1D] Requested a meeting with Ziegler [End of telephone conversation] President's schedule -Ehrlichman -Shultz National economy -Time story -John B. Connally -Shultz, Arthur F. Burns -Timing Ziegler entered at 11:12 am. President's schedule -Forthcoming press conference -Bunker meeting -Routineness -Vietnam elections -President's statement -Fairness
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Vietnam negotiations -President's previous press conference -Helen Thomas -Possible office press conference -Timing -Forthcoming California trip -Possible speech -Timing -September -Congress -Frequency -Issues -Pentagon Papers -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] speech -Declassification of World War II and Korea documents -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] speech -Knights of Columbus speech -Vietnam elections -India-Pakistan relations -Bunker visit -PRC -Domestic -Economy -Length -Forthcoming speeches -Press coverage -California trip -Knights of Columbus -VFW -Pentagon Papers -Limitation of subjects -Last week's subjects -PRC, Vietnam, national economy -Possible press reaction -Length -President's preparation -Issues -Busing -Ziegler's briefings -National economy -Wage and price controls
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Vice President Agnew -Time -Trip -1972 Republican ticket -George H.W. Bush -Robert H. Finch -Connally -Bush -Ronald W. Reagan -Bush -Clark MacGregor -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Charles H. Percy -John V. Lindsay -Percy -Illinois -Trip -Newsweek article -Ambassador's wife -Letter -Gold The press -1968 campaign coverage -Efron’s media study -Commentators’ words for and against -The President compared to Humphrey -ABC -NBC -White middle class -Black militants -Author's background -Humphrey compared to the President -ABC -Muriel F. (Buck) Humphrey -Compared to Mrs. Nixon -Comments about H. Humphrey **********************************************************************
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 18 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 39s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 18 ********************************************************************** -Comments about the President -Media bias ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 19 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 28s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 19 ********************************************************************** -Theory of parallelism -Choice of film and interviewers -Efron's conclusions -Effort to defeat the President -ABC, CBS, NBC -PRC trip -Writing press -Television reporting -Possible administration strategies -Public attitude -Efron study -Congress, FCC -Press objectivity President's schedule
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Possible press conference -Press reaction -Timing -Congressional recess -President's trip to California -Questions -PRC -President's preparation -Location and format -Cabinet Room -Oval Office -Kennedy -Lyndon B. Johnson -Cabinet Room -Press relations efforts -Intensity -Impact on presidency -Beginning of term -Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. -The press -White House press relations -Possible questions -1972 ticket -Agnew -Busing -Congress -Revenue sharing -Wage and price board -PRC -Vietnam -Elections -Kissinger's reaction -Bunker meeting -Normal consultations -Elections -Internal matter -National economy -Foreign affairs -PRC -Vietnam -Pakistan
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Rogers's announcement -USSR-India treaty Ziegler left at 11:45 am. -Cyclemates II -Oval Office -Gifts -Press coverage -Press conference -Timing -Television -Bunker meeting -Kissinger Foreign policy -Presentation of positions -Positive tone -Substance -Analogy to Secret Service -Kissinger -Kissinger -Laos -Cambodia -Domestic considerations -Negotiations -Channels -Possible revelation -PRC -President as leader -November 3, 1969 speech White House public relations -Frank Leonard -Maine -Relations with press -Franklyn C. (“Lyn”) Nofzinger -Forthcoming meeting -President’s note -Monday mailing -Journey for Peace
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-1 (cont.)
-Kiplinger letter -Orientation -Writing press -Television -Monday mailing -Foreign policy -Kissinger -Ziegler -Public relations -Public statements -Brevity -Vietnam negotiations -Seven points -US position -October 7, 1970 speech -Response -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Ziegler -The President -Kissinger's position -Negotiations -Interference -Polls -Announcement -Kissinger’s meetings Haldeman left at 11:47 am.
Conversation No. 557-2 Date: August 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:47 am and 11:59 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. **********************************************************************
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 55s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ********************************************************************** Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:59 am.
Conversation No. 557-3 Date: August 9, 1971 Time: 11:59 am - 12:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield and Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Cyclemates II -Plan -Bicycling -South Portico -Press photograph -President’s greeting -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Photograph -Tour -Mike [Michael J. Farrell?] Butterfield left at 12:02 pm.
Conversation No. 557-4
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-3 (cont.)
Date: August 9, 1971 Time: 12:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 7-77] Request for a call to George P. Shultz
Conversation No. 557-5 Date: August 9, 1971 Time: 12:02 pm - 12:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with George P. Shultz. [See Conversation No. 7-78] Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 12:03 pm. [End of telephone conversation] President's schedule -Cyclemates II The President and Butterfield left at 12:04 pm.
Conversation No. 557-6 Date: August 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:04 pm and 12:55 pm Location: Oval Office
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 557-5 (cont.)
The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. President's schedule -Forthcoming press conference -Domestic issues -National economy -Forthcoming Sequoia trip, August 10, 1971 -John N. Mitchell -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Robert H. Finch -Mitchell -Donald H. Rumsfeld -John D. Ehrlichman -Henry A. Kissinger -Forthcoming press conference -Briefing book -Patrick J. Buchanan -Questions The President and Haldeman left at an unknown time before 12:55 pm.
Conversation No. 557-7 Date: August 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:55 pm and 2:58 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] met. President’s location ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Federal Statute]
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[Duration: 3s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ********************************************************************** -Executive Office Building [EOB]