575

Date: 
Sep 17, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 575-1 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 1:13 pm - 1:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with David C. Hoopes and Lorenzo N. Hoopes. The White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. [This recording begins at an unknown time while the meeting is in progress] David Hoopes Photograph -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins Presidential gifts -Cufflinks White House staff Lorenzo Hoopes's work with Safeway Alpha Beta stores -San Clemente, California The President's economic policy -Chairman's reaction -Safeway's advertisement Robert McGowan H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at an unknown time before 1:15 pm. Presidential gifts
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Conv. No. 575-1 (cont.)
California education -Coordinating council -Situation -Ronald W. Reagan -Unknown appointee Hoopes and Hoopes left at 1:15 pm
Conversation No. 575-2 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 1:17 pm - 2:32 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Congress -Results of vote -Marlow W. Cook's vote Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:17 pm. Schedule -Delay in arrival of other meeting participants Bull left at an unknown time before 1:23 pm. Supreme Court -Call from John N. Mitchell to Haldeman -Justice Hugo L. Black -Resignation -Call to Mitchell from the Chief Justice -Black -Letter to the President -Resignation -Notification of Court -Time -Announcement
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Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Warren E. Burger's recommendation -Haldeman and Mitchell's recommendation -Speculation by reporters -William O. Douglas -Ronald L. Ziegler -Press briefing -Burger -Mitchell -Press -Burger -Meeting with John N. Harlan -Health -Bethesda Naval Hospital -Resignation -Possible appointees -Richard H. Poff -American Bar Association [ABA] -Law practice -Membership on Judiciary Committee -Mitchell's recommendation -Lawrence E. Walsh -William French Smith -Harlan vacancy -Californian -Chairmanship of Board of Regents -Age -Jewish -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Philadelphian [Arlen Specter?] -Mexican-American Bowling -The President's meeting with World International Bowling Federation visitors -White House bowling alley visit -Gutter ball -Strike -Comeback -Ziegler -Photographers -Type of pictures -Vida Blue
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Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Strike -Pictures -Unnamed woman -Strike -Bowlers -Commercial -Gutter balls -Strikes Military service draft extension bill -Vote outcome -Response -Administration efforts -Gordon L. Allott -Michael J. Mansfield -Reaction to defeat -Wording of statement on Vietnam War -Phrase "Nixon's war" -Reaction to Vietnam War -Vietnam -Beginning of war -People’s Republic of China [PRC] speech -Mansfield -Wording of statement -Phrase "Nixon's war" The President's meeting with bowlers Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:17 pm. Charles W. Colson Bull left at an unknown time before 1:23 pm.
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Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
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Cabinet positions -Secretary of Agriculture -Replacement for Clifford N. Hardin -Haldeman's talk with Mitchell -Louie B. Nunn -Timing -Lieutenant Governor -Requirements for Secretary of Agriculture -Farm background -Bryce N. Harlow -Communication, political abilities -Nunn Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 1:17 pm. World International Bowling Federation tournament visitors -Bowling -Photographers -Bowling -Ziegler -Number of attempts made during the President's visit to White House bowling alley -Edwin Luther -Number of attempts -Photo -Strike -Consistency in the President's game -Strategies -Press photographers and wire service
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Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Reactions -Blue -Comparison -Actions Press corps -Reaction to bowling photo opportunity -Contrast to daily routine -Photos of the President in office setting Bowling -Amateur winners -Bowling abilities -Nervousness during White House visit -The President's effort Colson entered at an unknown time after 1:17 pm Bowling -Strike comeback analogy Vietnam -Military service draft amendment -Mansfield -Wording of statement -Use of phrase "Nixon's war" -Phrase "Johnson's war" -Public exposure -Clark MacGregor -Observation of Mansfield's speech -Presentation -Vote results -Anticipated result -Allott -Ziegler's statement to press -Democrat caucus on Capitol Hill -Collecting information -Telephone calls -Wire services -Conversations with Senators -Associated Press [AP], United Press International [UPI]
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Ziegler's statement to the press -Official comment -William L. Safire -Report -Mansfield's statement -The press -Requesting information -Administration's response -Handling of Vietnam in Congress -Senate floor -Use of phrase "Nixon's war" -Response -Democrat responsibility -Origins of war -The President's role in negotiations for peace settlement -Defense of the President -Robert J. Dole -Planned opposition to Mansfield -MacGregor -Strategy for response -Mansfield's statement -Press coverage -Caucus -Response to opposition -Patrick J. Buchanan's views -Perception of partisan, obstructionist behavior -National security, Vietnam and economic issues ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 1m 44s ]
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Press briefing
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Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Questions from press on vice presidential candidates -[Charles W. Bailey, II] -Ziegler's response -Presidential candidate qualifications -Black candidate Vietnam -The President's press conference of September 16, 1971 -Press response to answer -Television -Comment about Ngo Dinh Diem and Nguyen Van Thieu -Pentagon Papers -Henry Cabot Lodge -Boston Globe's account Economic policies -Phase II -Spokesperson for administration -John B. Connally -George P. Shultz -William Proxmire -Response -Senators -Suggestions to the President Governors Conference Schedule -Wilbur D. Mills -John W. Byrnes Economic policies -Profits -Interest rates -Bank profits -Limits -Possible meeting with bankers -Prime rate -Connally -Labor union leaders -J. Walter Thompson
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-American Bankers Association -Comparison in the public's perception -Issue of business competition -Inflation, profits -Status of banking industry -Radio commercials -Federal Reserve Board [FRB] -Interest rates -Charls E. Walker -Concerns -Compared to labor, business, agricultural groups, governors group -Control of interest rates -Prime rate White House public relations -Response to perceived Democrat partisan obstructionists -Meeting between Haldeman, Colson, and Ziegler -Strategy -Possible speech by Spiro T. Agnew -Possible outcome -Agnew's image -Speechwriter -Partisanship issue -Change of focus from comments on the press National Security Industrial Association [NSIA] -Businessmen -Military-industrial complex -Response White House public relations -Partisanship -Administration response -Strategy -UPI -Agnew -Media -Unknown person -Press conference -Oval Office press conference -Handling
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Warfare analogy -World War I -World War II -Strategy -Effectiveness of in-office press conference -Bailey, print media -Lack of television footage -Effectiveness without television -David Brinkley -Effectiveness -Impact of comments from press conference -Time element -Newspaper, radio, and television -Effect of message -Reporting of press conference -Three major television networks -Time spent on press conference coverage -Comparison to story on Look magazine's poll -Immediate effect -PRC initiative -Draft -Radio, local news coverage -Prime time television -Press conferences -Effectiveness -News time -Usage by the administration -Coverage on the President -News time -Prime time -The President's use of time -Meeting recommendations from John D. Ehrlichman -Effectiveness of meetings -Preparation for press conferences -Time element involved -Oval Office press conference -Advantages -Preparation -Time element -Amount of the President's television exposure -Speeches
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Detroit trip -Regional or national television broadcast of speech -Strategy in handling the press -Media attitude -Ziegler's conversation with William Small -Network’s commercial interests -Reporting on the economy -Regional coverage -Manipulation -Contact with the President -Handling, nature -Communicating with the American people -Press attitudes -Effect of different types of press conferences -Television news reporting -Dan Rather, Robert Pierpoint, Thomas E. Jarriel, Herbert Kaplow -Effect of print media -Length of press conferences -Presidential leadership -Newsmakers -Connally -Administration officials -William P. Rogers -Effect -Type of news -Effect -Melvin R. Laird -Troop withdrawal -Connally -Public perceptions -The President's role -Network news -Staff role -Television coverage -Key points -Time element -Presidential leadership -Reporting results -Rather -Press conference
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Oval Office -Rather's reporting -Rather -Types of question -Projection of leadership -The President's response to question on Edmund S. Muskie comment about Vice Presidency -Qualifications of candidates -Race, gender -Edith Efron -Daughter -Husband -Co-author -The President's image -Television coverage -Trips -Airport landings -Live coverage -Impact -Air Force One, the Spirit of ’76 -Moon landing -Public impressions -Press conferences -Speeches -Impact -Type of impression of the President -Office press conference -Reasons -Disciplining the Administration -Amount of preparation -Comparison to usual press conference -Press reporters -Individuals -Attitude toward the President -Type of stories -Perceptions of presidential in-office press conference -Handling by the President -Comparison -Edward M. Kennedy -Muskie -Hubert H. Humphrey
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Kennedy -Muskie -Press conferences -Importance -Office press conferences -Impressions of the President -Importance -Press evaluation -Speculation -Question and answer session [Q&A] -East Room setting -Preparation -Effect -Members of the press -Opponents of the administration -Impressions -John W. Chancellor -News summary -Opinion of the President expressed in speech -Change -Attitude -News coverage -Reporting on the President -Journalism -Issues -Television reporters -Questions for the President -Jarriel -Kaplow -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] reporters -Speculations about the President -Frame of mind -Feelings -Perceptions -Press appearances -Appearances on the air -Pierpoint -Attitude -Type of story -Amount of money -Office press conference
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Time -Location -Announcement -Impact -Evening news -Time duration -Time of broadcast -News time -Network response -Press conference -New York network response -Tape delay broadcast -Regular news time -Advantage of live broadcast -Network coverage -July 3, 1971; July 15, 1971; August 15, 1971 speech broadcasts -Prime time -Dates -Time of day -Previous televised news conference -Results -Amount of news coverage -Television news -Speech coverage -American Legion -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] -Live television conference -East Room -Time -Type of coverage -Amount -Impact -Prime time -News time -Timing -Monthly -Type of event -Press conference -Q&A -Detroit trip -Type of press coverage
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Speech -Regional coverage -New York -Chicago -College or university visit -Types of audiences -Enthusiasm -The President's speeches -Equal time issues in pre-election period -Economics -Vietnam War -Presentation of the administration's policy -Detroit -Prime time press coverage -Time duration -Conflict with movie broadcast -Change in time duration -Press conferences -Time duration -Forthcoming election -Impact -American Association of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] -Format of event -Impact -Economy -Detroit -Timing -The President's speech before Congress, September 9, 1971 -The President’s speech of August 15, 1971 -Local and network coverage of speeches -Presentation of speech -Replay broadcast -Network television shows -National independent local news shows - Detroit Economic Club speech -Replay on television -Local station -CBS news -"Today" show -Prime time television -East Room
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Newscasters -Interest in the President -Types of questions -Detroit trip -Panelists -Economic questions -Procedure for questioning -Processing -Air time -Variety of questions -Range -Panel -Network members -Number -Ziegler’s view -Q&A -Format -Effectiveness for the President -Various forms of reporting -Q&A -The President as Vice President -The President's speeches -Questions -Talk shows -Popularity -National telethon -Answering mail -Television -Prime time -Need -Audience -Number -Effectiveness -Television -Audience -Number of people -Effectiveness -Q&A -Time of day -Number of people -Effectiveness
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Format -Development -Cabinet Room -Meeting with the President -Labor leaders -Business -Agricultural leaders -Governors -Press conference -Chicago -Cleveland -Cincinnati -Impact -Time of coverage -Prime time -Time zone -Chicago -Noon -Afternoon -Prime time -Regional areas -Network programming -Live coverage -Prime time -National compared to local coverage -Individuals asking questions -Henry A. Kissinger's press contacts -George Putnam -Columnists -Local networks -Major cities -Jerry Dumfy -Robert G. Abernathy -Cincinnati -Cleveland -Detroit -Regional event coverage -Impact -Audience impact -Regional coverage -Network coverage
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Time of day -Press conference -Network live broadcast -Types of coverage -Monthly scheduling -Chicago -Effectiveness of administration spokesmen -Connally -Agnew -Use of time -Oval Office meetings -Gifts -Impact -Meetings with businessman -Effectiveness -Press coverage of Oval Office meetings -Follow-up -Handling of the President's meetings -Association executives group -Time spent on meeting -Effectiveness -Number of people -Elliot L. Richardson's health issues meeting -Effectiveness -The President's use of time -Thinking Preparation for office press conference -The President's administration -Staff -Meetings with groups -Necessary meetings -Meetings with staff members and relatives -Usefulness -Richardson’s health issues meeting -The President's meeting with bowlers -Impact -Effectiveness -Projected versus actual amount of press coverage -Television coverage -Prime time -Use by the administration
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Equal time -Impact -The President's appearance -Impact -Three major television networks -Prime time -Coverage -Ziegler's feedback from the press -News conference -East Room -Time differences in the United States -Cincinnati -Time -Ohio -Cleveland -Chicago -Time -Denver -Press conferences -East Room -Time differences in eastern and western regions of US -Amount of coverage -Local -Regional -News show -Press conferences -John F. Kennedy's handling of press conferences -Time -Number -Time of day -Press relations -Number -Frequency -Relationship with the press -Focus -Prime time -Equal time -Three major networks -Political broadcasts -One network -Audience
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-2 (cont.)
-Application of equal time provision after political conventions -Legal requirements -The President's time -Prime time -Possibility of overexposure -Ideal time for television coverage -Benefits for the administration -Impact -Use of technology -Radio -Radio coverage -Impact -Time duration of statement Ziegler and Colson left at 2:32 pm. Trip to Thurmont, Maryland -Helicopter ride -Time -Drive -Time -Weather -Thunderstorms The President and Haldeman left at 2:32 pm. Conversation No. 575-3 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:32 pm and 2:37 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Greetings Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:32 pm. President’s schedule -Upcoming meeting with Congressional leaders -Number of people absent
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-John B. Connally -Meeting with George P. Shultz Bull left at an unknown time before 2:34 pm. Pen Schedule -Unidentified trip -Time -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Henry A. Kissinger -William P. Rogers -John D. Ehrlichman -John N. Mitchell -Haldeman Sanchez left and Shultz entered at 2:34 pm. Congressional leadership meeting -Briefing -Shultz's possible statement -The President's possible statement -Presentation -William Proxmire -Spiro T. Agnew -Governors meeting -Clark MacGregor -The President's possible statement -Shultz -Wage and price freeze -Effectiveness -Cooperation -Support for program Economic policies -Industrial production index -Reflection on the President's policies -Preliminary report -Gross National Product [GNP] goal -Percentage
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-3 (cont.)
-Housing starts -Rise -Record high figure Congressional meeting -Economic legislation -Deadline -Date -Extension -Time -Handling -The President’s possible statement -Unknown person’s statement -Herbert Stein The President and Shultz left at 2:37 pm.
Conversation No. 575-4 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 4:24 pm - 4:33 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler and Alexander P. Butterfield. [This recording begins at an unknown time while the meeting is in progress] John D. Ehrlichman Deferment of action Butterfield left at an unknown time before 4:28 pm. Supreme Court -Hugo L. Black -Letter of resignation -Timing -Ziegler's announcement -Time
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-John N. Mitchell -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Ehrlichman -Warren E. Burger The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:24 pm and 4:28 pm. [Conversation No. 575-4A] [See Conversation No. 575-4B] Call to Burger [End of telephone conversation] Supreme Court -Resignation of Black -Information -Ziegler’s statement -Time -Letter -Time -Meeting -Ehrlichman -Health reasons for resignation -Burger -Call to Ehrlichman -Time -The President's statement -Supreme Court appearances -Black's qualities as Justice -Handling of issues The President talked with Burger between 4:28 pm and 4:32 pm. [Conversation No. 575-4B] [See Conversation No. 9-63] [End of telephone conversation]
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-4 (cont.)
Supreme Court -Resignation of Black -Announcement -Burger's idea -Ziegler's forthcoming call to Mitchell -Resignation of Black -Press questions -Anticipation -Successor -Qualifications -The President’s previous comments Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:32 pm. President’s schedule Robert T. Stafford Bull left at an unknown time before 4:33 pm. Supreme Court -Successor to Black -Answers to press -Qualifications -Geography Stafford meeting -Photographers Black -Forthcoming story -Supreme Court Ziegler left at 4:33 pm.
Conversation No. 575-5
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-4 (cont.)
Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 4:34 pm - 4:41 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Robert T. Stafford, Mrs. Helen C. Stafford, Neil Houston, William E. Timmons, and Charles W. Colson. Greetings Colson Stafford’s hometown Press photographs Members of the press entered at an unknown time after 4:34 pm. Supreme Court -Forthcoming announcement -Resignation -Hugo Black -Hospital [Photographs] Members of the press left at an unknown time before 4:41 pm. Presidential gifts -Cuff links -Stafford's secretaries -Golf balls -Paperweight Congress -House of Representatives -The President’s experience -Senator -Activities -Beliefs -Causes -Vermont
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-5 (cont.)
-Weight of representation in Senate -New York -Pennsylvania -California -William F. Knowland -Hiram Johnson
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Controversy Regards Presidential gifts Stafford -Qualifications -Staff -Employment -Governor's term -Mrs. Stafford Stafford, et al. left at 4:41 pm.
Conversation No. 575-6 Date: September 17, 1971
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-5 (cont.)
Time: Unknown between 4:41 pm and 4:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Stan Smith -Return of telephone call Bull left at an unknown time before 4:43 pm
Conversation No. 575-7 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 4:43 pm - 6:24 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Weather -Effect on schedule Oval Office -Temperature Weather -Storm Bi-partisan Congressional leadership meeting Cancer public event -Legislation Economy -Housing starts -Statistics -Number The President's conversation with Charles W. Colson
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Conv. No. 575-6 (cont.)
Supreme Court -Vacancies -Resignation -Appointments -John M. Harlan -Potter Stewart -Warren E. Burger -Harry A. Blackmun -Number -Harlan -Qualities -Appointments -Future -William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall -Handwritten letters to Hugo L. Black, Harlan -Harlan -Black -Term as Justice -Duration Scheduling -Jack F. Kemp's comment about possible meetings -Black athletes -"Cookie" Gilchrist -Fullback -Ernie Ladd -Support for the President -Follow-up -Robert H. Finch -Jeb S. Magruder White House strategy -Use of best means -War, politics -Comparison of handling Edward R.F. Cox -Harvard Republican Club -Membership -Donald H. Rumsfeld
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Speaker -Lee W. Huebner -Handling Bi-partisan Congressional leadership meeting -Allen J. Ellender -Wage and price freeze -Wilbur D. Mills -National impact Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:43 pm. President’s schedule -John D. Ehrlichman -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] extension bill -Discussion with the President Bull left at an unknown time before 5:01 pm. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's schedule -Trip -National Security Council [NSC] -Tehran, Iran -John [Surname unknown] -Trip route -Stops -Greece -Time duration -William P. Rogers -Brussels -Nigeria -Liberia -Ceylon -Greece -Politics -Turkey -Greece -Henry A. Kissinger's advice -Domestic criticism -Henry Tasca -Discussion with Kissinger
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Government -George Papadopoulos -Meeting with Tasca on visit -Stance on conditions -Action -Probability of action -Turkey -Rogers’s view on visit -Trip -Timing -Countries -Type -Pakistan -Iran -Greece -Turkey -Alternatives -Brussels -Nigeria -Liberia -Kissinger -Delegation -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Leadership President William R. Tolbert, Jr. of Liberia -Letter Letter to Leonard H. Goldenson -Draft by Raymond K. Price, Jr. -The President's signature -Rose Mary Woods Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's television broadcast -Paul W. Keyes -Kay Gardella -New York Daily News -Review Ehrlichman entered at 5:01 pm.
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
Greetings OEO extension bill -Type -Veto -Senate, House -Administration's action -New economic policy -Businesses -Administration's strategy -Press reports -Story -Administration action -Type of bill -Gerald R. Ford -Albert H. Quie -Effort -Bill Supreme Court appointments -Black -Letter of resignation -Date -Time -Type -The President’s conversation with Burger -John M. Harlan -Conservatives -Richard H. Poff -American Bar Association [ABA] -Clearance issue -Legalities -ABA -Supreme Court list of appointees -Acceptance -Impact -Judgments -Appointees -Practicing lawyer -Political area -Poff
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Judiciary Committee -John N. Mitchell -ABA -Poff -ABA -Mitchell -Exceptions -Practicing law -Term on Judiciary Committee in Congress -Length of term -Poff -Supreme Court appointment -Choice -Bar -Practicing law -Father -Background -William French Smith -Ronald W. Reagan -California -Corporation lawyer -The President's goals -Age requirements -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Spiro T. Agnew -Articulation -Principles -Appointment -Vice President's position -Time schedule -Months -Vacation -Palm Springs, Florida -Newport, Rhode Island -Appointment -Agnew's image -Time -Senate confirmation -Confirmation of Vice President -Weinberger -Conservative
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-California -Jewish ethnicity Perceptions -Religious background -Intelligence -Discipline -Strictness -Conservative views -Economics -Criminal, social issues -Welfare -Civil rights -Welfare -Budget -Civil rights -Racism -Busing -Weinberger's position -Smith -Senate -Robert C. Byrd -Ku Klux Klan -Alan Cranston -California Anti-trust television network suit -Memorandum from Ehrlichman to the President -Colson -Advice -Meeting between the administration and network representatives -Administration's position -Meeting between the administration and radio broadcasting representatives -Advance notice Economy Business Index from California -1971 -July -November 1970 -Compared to 1969-1970 -Counties
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Number -Unemployment figures -Security First National Bank -Indicator of business and industry conditions -Source of compilation -Finance -Trade -Industry -Employment -Building -Real estate activities -Transactions -Number -California -Reagan's analysis -Unemployment figures -Sampling survey J. Edgar Hoover -Possible appointment to Supreme Court -Status of Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] directorship -Handling -Mitchell -Projected announcement -Projected Hoover reaction -Personal files -Lyndon B. Johnson -Senator Johnson -Pentagon Papers -Walt W. Rostow -Newspaper statement -William A. Gill, Jr. -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] News -Texas -Claudia A. (“Lady Bird”) Johnson -Airport at Austin -Flight to Washington, DC -John A. Scali -Gill's conversation with Mrs. Johnson during plane flight
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Lyndon Johnson's position on the President's foreign policy -Goals -Improvisation -The President's policies -People’s Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Rostow's anniversary party -Time -Lyndon Johnson's statement -Nixon's foreign policy stance -Lyndon Johnson's domestic policy stance -Edmund S. Muskie -Election -Scali's White House position -Johnson's interest -Advice to the President -Scali -Position on newspaper report -Language -Muskie -Election -Nomination -Mrs. Johnson Supreme Court -Appointments -Ehrlichman's work -John M. Harlan -Confirmation Ehrlichman left at 5:18 pm. Lyndon Johnson -Graham -Democrat -Vietnam -Event in Washington -Value Scali -Kissinger's advice -Vice President's traveling party
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Press relations -Bryce N. Harlow United Nations [UN] -Swearing in ceremony for US delegation -The President's attendance -Delegation -Arthur A. Fletcher Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 5:18 pm.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:37 pm. UN -Delegation -Charles C. Diggs, Jr. -Edward J. Derwinski -Daniel P. Moynihan -Alan G. Shepard, Jr, Fletcher -Gladys O'Donnell -The President's attendance -Kissinger The President's schedule -Forthcoming trips to the Midwest, Northwest -Attendees -Robert P. Griffin, Ford -Members of the Executive Board of the Detroit Economic Club
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Phillip A. Hart -Detroit -Meeting with Republicans -Montana trip -Delegation's travel arrangements -Michael J. Mansfield -State meeting with State Republicans -Location -Kalispell airport -Oregon -Delegation -Welcoming activities -Location -Meeting with State Republicans -Duration of stay -Reception -Washington -Congressional delegation -Meeting with the President -Location -Time -Meeting with State Republicans -Alaska -Reception -Walter J. Hickel -Location -The press -Meetings with the President Book by Hickel -Inscription -Hickel The President's schedule -Mountain State Forest Festival -Elkins, West Virginia -Time -Celebration of Fall foliage colors -Attendance numbers -Invitation to the President -Harley O. Staggers
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Democratic Congressional delegation -Festival Queen -Helicopter trip -Lt. Col. Ralph D. Albertazzie -Time -Impact of trip for the President -John W. Rollins -Visit -Homes -Republican National Committee [RNC] Dinner chairman -Helicopter trip -Cancer event -Elmer H. Bobst -The President's position -Elliot L. Richardson -Politics -Mountain State Forest Festival -Albertazzie -Background -The President's trip arrangements -Helicopter -Camp David -Farewell interview by wire service reporter -Douglas B. Cornell -Retirement from the Associated Press [AP] -Chalmers Roberts -The Washington Post -Cornell -Meeting with the President -Ronald L. Ziegler -Question and answer session [Q&A] -Interview option -Possible event for retirement farewell -House of Representatives -AP staff -White House press corps -Cocktail party farewell event -Executive Office Building [EOB] -The President's acquaintanceship from Congressional period -Cornell -Mundt-Nixon Bill
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Names on bill -Cornell's efforts -Haldeman's background in college -Interest in Nixon -University of California at Los Angeles -Picketing Communists -Demonstrators against bill -American Youth for Democracy Press relations -Q&A -National Conference of Editorial Writers -Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -Television -National Conference of Editorial Writers -Countrywide -Oklahoma City -Nixon as Vice President -Briefing -Editorial writers compared to publishers -Editorial page writers -Editorial writers for small newspapers -Briefing -Appearance by the President -Q&A -Format -Effectiveness -Preparation -Frequency -Comparison to press conference -Ziegler's viewpoint -Mood of the press -Opposition -Reflection on the President -Type of stories -Relationship with the President -Press conference -Kansas City appearance -Impact -PRC
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
Lyndon Johnson -Personality -Domestic policy, foreign policy -Effect -Politics -Inflation -Increase -Programs Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 5:18 pm. Lyndon Johnson's policies -Poverty programs -Language -Speaking English -Effectiveness Number Kissinger entered at 5:37 pm. Sanchez left at 5:37 pm. Sanchez -Kissinger’s view President’s schedule -Rollins dinner -Handling of visit -Event's effect -Delaware -Mountain State Forest Festival -Elkins, West Virginia -Event -Handling -Byrd -Staggers -Haldeman's forthcoming call to Byrd Vietnam -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ]
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Bombing -Time -Location -Possible domestic response -Bombing -Time difference between Vietnam and the US -Announcement -Violations -DMZ -Road -US troop withdrawal -Status -Press -Type of stories -Bombing -Diplomacy -Importance -The President's meeting with Corneliu Bogdan -Statements on Vietnam -Cambodia, Laos, PRC -Negotiations between the US and North Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu -Xuan Thuy -Prisoners of war [POWs] Military service draft extension legislation -Passage -Comparison of vote to Mansfield Bill -Vote -Number -Vietnam situation -Gordon L. Allott -Time -Vote -Number -Wins -Losses -Press conference -The President's statement -Influence on voting -Voting for or against
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Robert A. Taft, Jr. -Kissinger's conversation with Taft -Votes -Influence from the President's press conference statement -Support for the President -Telephone calls to Senators -Strategy -Impact of statements -Senators Vietnam -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Kissinger's statement -Press conference -Directive of information -Foreign policy -Associated Press [AP]/United Press International [UPI] meeting -William R. Hearst -Editorial on Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu -Nguyen Cao Ky's supporter -Forthcoming conversation with Kissinger -West Coast -Question on printing the editorial -Kissinger's trip to New York -Meeting with Howard Stein's group -Strategy for handling -Kissinger's forthcoming telephone conversation with Hearst -Understanding of Vietnam issue -Hearst's position -The President's statement -Time -Effect on Henry M. ("Scoop") Jackson -Jackson -Letter to the President -Vietnam -Thieu -Election -Foreign aid -Withholding
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Election in South Vietnam -Relations with the press -Administration position -The administration -Offensive -George S. McGovern's position -AP & UPI -Kissinger's conversation -Definition of ceasefire -McGovern -Terminology -McGovern's trip to South Vietnam -Shopping -Saigon -The President's trips -Shopping -Photographs -1967 trip -Perceptions by US public -South Vietnamese -Prices -McGovern's trip -Treatment by South Vietnamese police -Thieu -Senatorial demeanor -Mansfield -Charles H. Percy -Photographs -Pitchfork -Freedom City Nelson A. Rockefeller -Telephone call to Kissinger -Support from the President -Television appearances -Staff -Liberals -Ehrlichman -Comparative position on Rockefeller's staff -The radical right -Attica prison incident
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
Max Lerner -Analysis of the President -PRC policies -Economic policies -Comparison to Charles A.J.M. DeGaulle -Strategy -John F. Kennedy -Revolutionary policies -US -Liberal -California -University of California -Lerner, James ("Scotty") Reston -Honesty Press relations -New York Times -Washington Post -Story on Ngo Dinh Diem -Kissinger's staff Vietnam -Diem -Death -Beginning of US involvement -Thieu -End of US involvement -Kissinger's former staff member -Rockefeller -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] producer -Television documentary specials -Vietnam -Kennedy -Diem -Henry Cabot Lodge -Lodge -Handling of duties -Ambassador -Vietnam policy -Health
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Physical health -John Davis Lodge -Argentina -Francesca Lodge W. Averell Harriman -Marriage -Age Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 5:37 pm. Spanish language -Interpretation -Spanish phrase -Phrase -Latin culture The President's trips -Venezuela -Lima, Peru -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo -Compliments -Spanish-speaking press -Spanish language term -Macho -Interpretation Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:12 pm. Lerner -Press stories -Impact on the administration
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46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
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Pentagon Papers -Paul C. Warnke -Ehrlichman -Information -Paul H. Nitze -Sensitive information -Daniel Ellsberg -Leslie H. Gelb -Warnke -Nitze -Involvement -Ziegler -Gelb -FBI -Kissinger -Harvard -Student -Brookings Institute -Morton H. Halperin -Relationship with Ellsberg -Gelb -Tom C. Huston and Richard V. Allen -Brookings Institute -Gelb, Halperin Vietnam war Lyndon Johnson -Vietnam War -Johnson's views -US involvement -causes -Diem -Laos -Ending -Bombing -Time duration
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Cambodian action -Background history -Laos -Date -Status of Vietnam War -Boundaries -Bombing -Cambodia -Laos -Melvin R. Laird -Time of action -William P. Rogers -Kissinger -New York -Handling -Forthcoming conversation with Kissinger -DMZ -US forces -Strikes -Casualties -Department of defense -Comments for the press -Diplomacy -The President's meeting with Corneliu -Kissinger’s activities -Firing from north of the DMZ -Possible public reaction -Administration's response -Fact sheet -Violation of the DMZ -DMZ -Build-up of enemy forces -US forces -Casualties -Increase -Withdrawal -Diplomacy -Soviet Union -Memoranda from Kissinger to the President -POWs -National Security Council [NSC]
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
NSC -Meeting -Handling -Briefing -Richard M. Helms -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Military situation -Thieu -Government structure -Withdrawal of troops -Speculation -Coordination with participants -Agnew -John B. Connally -Mitchell -Rogers -Laird Vietnam war -Rogers -Vietnam negotiations -Options -Negotiations -Thieu -South Vietnamese government -Hanoi -South Vietnamese -Situation -Kemp -1968 trip to South Vietnam -McGovern -Shopping in Saigon -Earlier situation in South Vietnam -Kemp's analysis -[Sir Robert] Thompson -Bangkok -Vietnam -Date -Haig -Trip to Vietnam
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Offensive -North Vietnam -Status -Laos -Supplies -I Corps -Timing of military action -Attacks -Highlands region -Elections -Attack -Strategies -Thieu -US position -North Vietnam -Strategies -Negotiations -Attack -US -Strategy -Buildup -North Vietnam -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams -Meeting with Kissinger -June 1971 -Attack -Time duration -Supplies -Impact -Bombing in the north Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 6:05 pm. Meeting Piano concert -“Mass” -Kissinger's attendance with Princess Irene -Leonard Garment -Postmaster General -Type of concert
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Leonard Garment -Frederic Chopin -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -Chamber music Kissinger left at 6:12 pm. Message -Hand delivery -Messenger Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:19 pm. Court -Appointees -Edward Girando [sp?] -Age -Type of individual -District Court Supreme Court -Appointee The President's workload and schedule -Management of work -Authority -Leadership -Cabinet Room -Offices -Meetings -Relationship to leadership -Ineffectiveness -Leadership -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Press questions -Weekly press conferences compared to Cabinet meetings -NSC meetings Press conferences -Last press conference -Impact
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-John F. Kennedy -Leadership -Press conferences Speeches -Format -Effectiveness -External factors -Congress -Congress speeches compared to other speeches Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 6:12 pm. Supreme Court -Appointees -Retirements -Black -Note from the President -Harlan -Supreme Court announcement -Press reaction -Ziegler's press briefing -Leadership meeting -Supreme Court announcement -Black -Resignation -Conversation between the President and Burger -Press question -Supreme Court announcement -Indications -Conversation with Charles S. Rhyne -Response -Rhyne -Relationship with Supreme Court announcement Eugene V. Risher -UPI -Washington, DC -Trip -Neiman Fellowship -Meeting with the President
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
Ziegler left at an unknown time before 6:19 pm. Risher -Type of job Wire services -Handling -Impact Ziegler and Risher entered at 6:19 pm. Greetings Photograph Risher's background The Citadel -Type of school -Trip by the President -Mark W. Clark -Investment trust board Best wishes Presidential gifts -Risher -Mrs. Risher -Golf -Paperweight -Official Presidential seal Neiman Program -Harvard University fellowship Campaign -1972 -Risher's location Risher's background
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 575-7 (cont.)
-Journalistic coverage of President Nixon -Vietnam -1968 campaign -Announcement -Mrs. Risher -Meeting with the President -Time Helen A. Thomas Norman Kempster -Substitution for Risher -Trips Risher -Harvard University fellowship -Opportunity -Timing -Father -Harvard fellowship -Response Risher and Ziegler left at 6:23 pm. Conversation prior to Risher's entrance The press -Wire services The President and Haldeman left at 6:24 pm.