573

Date: 
Sep 16, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 573-1 Date: September 16, 1971 Time: 4:00 pm - 4:58 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler and members of the press. Alexander P. Butterfield was present after 4:02 pm H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, Henry A. Kissinger, William L. Safire, Clark MacGregor, Herbert G. Klein, Stephen B. Bull, and Patrick J. Buchanan were present after 4:03 pm. [General conversation] [A transcript of this portion of the conversation appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1971, pp. 949-959] Canada Japan Mexico Butterfield left at 4:38 pm. [General conversation] Kissinger and the members of the press left at 4:39 pm. Economic action Question about Black Vice Presidential candidate -Blacks, Jews, Catholics -Buchanan's reaction Military service draft extension legislation -US peace initiative in the Vietnam war negotiations -Reaction of the President's opponents -Congressional action -Effect of vote
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 573-1 (cont.)
-US position in the world -Supremacy issue -Congressional statements -Gordon L. Allott, Howard H. Baker, Jr., Len Jordan, Robert A. Taft, Jr., Lawton M. Chiles, Jr. and David H. Gambrell -Allott's position -Conference report -Reasons -Polls -Youth -Military bases South Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu -Election -Comparison with other countries -Greece -African nations
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The President’s recent press conferences -Effectiveness -Vietnam -Draft -Attica -Economy -Phase II -Number of news leads -James B. Reston
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 573-1 (cont.)
-Chou En-lai interview -Kissinger An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 4:39 pm. Cancel request The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 4:45 pm. Kissinger entered at 4:45 pm -The President’s forthcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Timing -Reston -Chou En-lai interview -Kissinger -Article -Vietnam -Ngo Dinh Diem -Coup -Nguyen Van Thieu -Communists -Democracy -Vietnamese election -Voting eligibility in US in 1800 -US foreign aid -Number of countries -Voting eligibility in US in 1800 -Percentage -Women -Property requirements -Slaves -United Nations [UN] membership for PRC -Military service draft -Votes against draft bill -Possible consequences -Effect on negotiations -Possible press coverage -Demeanor of reporters -Length -Frank Cormier
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 573-1 (cont.)
-Question on Edmund S. Muskie's statement on the vice presidency -Muskie -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Action at Attica -Jewish candidate -Questions of prejudice -Edward W. Brooke -The US public -Catholic question -Summary -Television -Attica -Exposure for the President -Use of television time -Press conference -Length of answers -Detroit Economic Club -Next press conference -Reston -Interview with Chou En-lai -The President's response to question on summit -Agreement -Discussion of issues -Vietnam policy -Communist takeover -Prevention -Peter Lisagor
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5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 573-1 (cont.)
Vietnam -Book by Marguerite Higgins
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-Higgins -Diem -Effect of Diem's death on Vietnam Press conference -Use of quotes on television -Election -Citation of context and historical context US foreign aid -Stae Department -Contested elections -Greece -Number of countries -The President’s instruction -Asia -Malaysia -Singapore -Philippines -India -South Korea -Africa -David D. Newsome -Senegal -Democratic process
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 573-1 (cont.)
-Kenya -Joseph Mobutu -Tom Mboya -Press conference -Media -Question to Ziegler The President's schedule -Carl B. Albert -Breakfast meeting -Pay raise The President, Ziegler, Safire, MacGregor, Klein, Bull, Buchanan, and Haldeman and Kissinger left at 4:58 pm.
Conversation No. 573-2 Date:September 16, 1971 Time: 6:21 pm - 6:29 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Apollo 15 astronauts -Colonel David R. Scott -Mission commander -James B. Irwin -Robert H. Finch, Donald H. Rumsfeld -View of Scott The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox between 6:21 pm and 6:22 pm. [Conversation No. 573-2A] [See Conversation No. 9-45; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
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7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 573-2 (cont.)
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[End of telephone conversation] Congress Ronald L. Ziegler -Announcement of meeting Unknown person -Marital status State and local officials -Meeting with unknown person [George P. Shultz?] -Job of governor -Job of mayor -Comparison of responsibilities -City Councils -Compared to the Presidency Press conference -Handling -John B. Connally -Assistance -Shultz -News -Questions -Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak -Walter J. Hickel’s book -Conservative revolt -Spiro T. Agnew -Staff concerns
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 573-2 (cont.)
-East Room -Television The President's schedule -Black military officers -Generals and admirals -Indian scripture presentation -Charles S. Rhyne -Maurice H. Stans -Possible topic for meeting -Politics -Minority business enterprise -Scheduled meetings -John Geiger -National Commander of the American Legion The President and Haldeman left at 6:29 pm.
Conversation No. 573-3 Date: September 16, 1971 Time: 6:29 pm - unknown before 6:31 pm Location: Executive Office Building Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met. [Unintelligible] The recording of this conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 6:31 pm.