577

Date: 
Sep 20, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 576-15/577-1 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:25 pm and 12:44 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald G. S. Au, Andre LeTendre, and George T. Bell; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. [The recording begins at an unknown time while the meeting is in progress] [Photographs] Meeting with the President -Thanks for the opportunity US Jaycees organization -The President’s membership -Jaycee convention in St. Louis, June 25, 1970 -The President's attendance -Enthusiasm of greeting -Cambodia -The President's relationship with the Jaycees -Membership -Age -Relationship with the younger generation -Age group -Jaycee role within the US -US as country -Critics of the “system” -Economics -Foreign policies -Leaders -Types Miss America Contest -Miss America contestants -The President's meeting with winners [Phyllis A. George, Laurie Lee Schaefer] -Conservative values in relation to perceived current societal values
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 576-15/577-1 (cont.)
US Jaycees organization -Partnership relationship -Tradition -Jaycee role in the United States -Effort by LeTendre -Support of the President -The President's policies -Au's ancestry -Race -Election to office -Press appearances -Questions -Answers in relation to the President's forthcoming trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC] -Jaycee friends in Taiwan -Address at Jaycee national convention PRC initiative -Au's support -Purpose of trip -Public speculation -US foreign relations with the PRC -Differences between the US government and the governments in the PRC and the Soviet Union -Negotiation as option -Future environment -US-Soviet relations -Middle East, Berlin, arms limitation issues -Detente -Communications -Methods of communications -Superpowers -Initiation -Negotiation of differences -Taiwan -Amount of progress -Type of society -Population -Trade -Position in United Nations [UN] -UN
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 576-15/577-1 (cont.)
-China membership issue -PRC admission -Secretary of State [William P. Rogers] -Vote -PRC, Taiwan -Vote -Negotiations -George H.W. Bush -Pragmatism -Position in the world -Philosophies -Foreign relations -Type of world -Chou en-lai -PRC and US position in the world -Superpowers -Negotiations -Future -Au's forthcoming trip to Taiwan -State Department -Vote in UN -Au's meeting with Vice President Chiang Ching-Kuo -Message from the President -Cordialities -Friendship between the US and Taiwan -International relations -Responsibilities East Asian affairs -Au's request to Ronald W. Reagan -Reagan's trip to the Far East -Au's attendance -Jaycees' representation in the Far East -Industry -Request -Date -Governor’s office -Lieutenant Governor Edwin Reinecke -Date Au
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 576-15/577-1 (cont.)
-Ethnic background -Attainment of office of presidency of the Jaycees -Travel -Representation of the Jaycees -Manila, Philippines -Relationship with Taiwan -Manufacturing of campaign paraphernalia by Taiwan -Relationship with Au -Comparison to Irish and Germans Chinese The President's view -Taiwan -Manila -Singapore -Bangkok -Hong Kong -Accomplishments PRC -Relations with the US -Type of relations -Population -Type of culture -Relations with the US -Types of government -PRC relations -Au’s support for the President -The President's foreign policy Presidential gifts -Cuff links -Golf balls -Tie clasps -Paperweight -Lady's gifts -Signatures -Stephen B. Bull US Jaycees -Support of the President
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 576-15/577-1 (cont.)
-Re-election -Au's leadership -Age Au, LeTendre, and Bell left at 12:44 pm.
Conversation No. 577-2 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: 12:44 pm - 12:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Arthur F. Burns -Meeting with the President John N. Mitchell -Telephone call -Time -The President's meeting with Miss America contestants Telephone call to William E. Walk, Jr. Burns Bull left at 12:45 pm.
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 577-3 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with John N. Mitchell; Arthur F. Burns entered at 12:45 pm while the conversation is in progress. [Conversation No. 577-3A] [See Conversation No. 9-95] [End of telephone conversation] Greetings Supreme Court resignation -John Harlan -Health -Georgetown Hospital -Announcement -Date -Speculation -Appointees -Number -Effect on Supreme Court -Justice Department -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Role in appointing Justices -Appointees -Congressman -Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr. -G. Harold Carswell -Richard H. Poff -Credentials -Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-3 (cont.)
-Conservatism -Practice of law -Judiciary Committee -American Bar Association [ABA] International economics -Burns's European trip -John B. Connally -US objectives -Europeans -Currency re-alignment -Convertibility of gold -France -Restoration of convertibility -Results -Significance in France -France -Price of gold issue -Reactions -Price of gold -Burns's conversation with Connally -US position -Policies -Tariffs Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:45 pm. Refreshments -coffee Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:30 pm. International economies -Price of gold -Raising price -Amount -William Proxmire -William V. Roth, Jr. -Opposition -Congressional actions -Price of gold
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-3 (cont.)
-Increase -Attitude -Political and economic objection -Political objection -Rewards for countries -South Africa -Soviet Union -France -Price of gold -Comparison to earlier prices -Official price compared to market price -Action of raising price -Percentage points -Inflation -Future action -Europe -Japan -Subsidization of exports -Canada -Free trade -Relationship with Canada -Great Britain -Political situation -Common market -Germany -Relationship with the US -Question of future policy -Forthcoming economic meetings -International Monetary Fund [IMF] and Group of Ten -Preparation -Location -Washington -The President’s schedule -Alaska -Forthcoming IMF meeting -Possible statement by the President -Reception -Connally, the President -Secretary of the Treasury -Central bankers -IMF chairman
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-3 (cont.)
-Number -Statement by the president -Impact -Location -White House -Secretaries of the Treasury -John B. Connally -Timing -Great Britain -Connally's evaluation -European market -Common market -Effect on foreign policy of the US -Economic policy -Approach -Integration of economic and foreign policies -Japan -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Soviet Union -Japan -Relationship with US -Commercial relationship -PRC, Soviet Union -Relationship with Europe -Comparison with the US -Europe and Japan -Relationship with the US -Competition -Japan -Relationship with the US -The President’s previous comments -Competition -People -Type of governments -Relationship between foreign policy and domestic issues -Group of Ten meeting -Congress -Meeting with the President -Isolationism -Surcharge -Foreign aid
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-3 (cont.)
-Trade barriers -Canada -Japan -US public -Possible speculation -Anti-trust laws -Subsidization -Okinawa reversion treaty -Textiles -Type of diplomacy for the US -Strength -Public posture -Congress -Jacob K. Javits -Current situation -Projections for the future -Britain -British press -Influence in US -The Economist -Relationship with the US -Politics -Orientation -Italy -Rome -Memorandum -Conversation between the president and burns -Foreign restrictions -Impact in the US -Timing -Economic theory -Floating exchange system -Milton Friedman -Godfrey [Surname unintelligible] -Marketplace forces -Demand and supply -Contrast of theoretical and practical conditions -Current environment -Restraints -Government rules -Central banks
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-3 (cont.)
-European countries -Unification of ideas -Competition with the US -Obstacle -Percentage points -Connally -Presentation of US position abroad -Understanding of problems -Foreign countries -Problems -Gold prices -US understanding -Type of problems -Impact of us action -Import surcharge -US position -Duration -Currency realignment -Relation to surcharge -Negotiations -Length of time -Gold issue -Devaluation of the dollar -Psychological impact -Political impact -Price of gold -Inflation -International reserves -Measured by gold -Reduction -Special Drawings Rights [SDR’s] -Economic theories -Political economic effects -Political factors -Parliamentary bodies -US position on gold prices -Congress -Economic change -Election period -Proxmire, Roth -Burns
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-3 (cont.)
-Connally -Burns's trip -Education -Burns's credentials -Representation of the US -Negotiations -International economics -Domestic versus international matters -Burns, Connally -Meeting with central bankers and finance ministers -Clarity of communications -Connally -Representation of the US position -Connally -Credentials -Type of trip -Connally -Obtaining information -Conversation with burns -France -Gold convertibility -Germany -Percentage points appreciation -European economic community [common market] -Director General's position -Price of gold -Political compared to economic problem -Economic problem -Foreign, economic discussions -Conally's position -Limitation on discussions -Central bankers -Tradition of discussion -President’s approval -Connally -US position -Unified position -Possible outcome -Press -Burns -Relationship with Connally
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-3 (cont.)
-Role as economist -Representation of the US -US position -Connally -Agenda proposal -Price of gold -Trade -Currency re-alignment -Domestic political scene -Conversations between Burns, Connally, and the President -William P. Rogers -State Department -[Federal Reserve Board [FRD]] -Treasury Department -Council on International Economic Policy [CIEP] -US negotiating position -Connally's staff -Limitations -Connally's -Credentials as negotiator -Understanding of foreigners -Perception by Europeans -Toughness -Understanding -John Foster Dulles -State Department -Relationship with the President -Number of individuals involved -CIEP -Peter G. Peterson -State Department -Commerce Department -Peterson -Number involved -Type of discussions -Connally's role -Foreign policy -Nathaniel Samuels, Philip H. Trezise -Henry A. Kissinger -Relationship with the President -Peterson
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-3 (cont.)
-Kissinger -Foreign relations factors -Germans -France -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Britain -Japanese -Future implications -Member of group -Political interests -Domestic advantages -IMF -The President's appearance -Statement -Reception -Pierre Paul Schweitzer -Possible meeting with the President -Connally -Possible reaction -Detroit Economic Club -Upcoming Question and answer [Q&A] session with the President -Date -Preparation of background information by Burns -Audience -International issues -IMF -Gold -Handling -Transmittal -Date -Time -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Rose Mary Woods -California -Type of information -Impact The economy -Phase II -Meetings with various special interest groups and individuals -Date
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-3 (cont.)
-Decisions -Directions of policy -Congressmen, Senators, business leaders -Preferences -Labor leaders -Position on Phase II -Comparison to business leaders -The President's schedule -Trip -Alaska -Unified position -Direction -Freeze -Phase II -Follow-up -Budgetary and tax action -Follow-up -IMF meeting -Freeze -Impact -Meeting between Burns and the President -Freeze -Phase II -Sequence of follow-up action -Burns's conversation with Herbert Stein -Changing process -Mechanics of change -Labor leaders’ cooperation -People -Support of the President -Results of polls -George Meany -Lack of support versus support -Freeze -Impact -Freedom -US people -Support of the President -Election -Restraint imposed by freeze -Labor unions
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-3 (cont.)
-Forthcoming Q&A session -Memo from Burns to the President -Phase II -Date -Preliminary statement Burns left at 1:30 pm.
Conversation No. 577-5 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 1:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Briefcase -Materials Butterfield left at an unknown time before 1:40 pm.
Conversation No. 577-6 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 1:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Schedule -Kissinger -Meeting
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 577-7 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 1:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 9-96]
Conversation No. 577-8 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:40 pm and 2:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob”) Haldeman. Status report [The President talked with William E. Walk, Jr. between 2:09 pm and 2:12 pm]. [Conversation No. 577-8A] [See Conversation No. 9-97] [End of telephone conversation] Supreme Court -Nominees US economic policies -Arthur F. Burns -Information for forthcoming press conference -Forthcoming press conference -Phase II -Transmittal
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-8 (cont.)
Spiro T. Agnew -Telephone conversation to Haldeman -Foundations speech -Format -Possible reaction -Agnew's role -Job as Vice President -Agnew's attitude -Speech format -Press relations -Type of speech -Options -Handling -The Vice President's handling of previous speeches -Foundations -The press -Forthcoming release of [Edith Efron's] book [The News Twisters] -The Vice President's role in commenting on the media -Pentagon Papers -Leslie H. Gelb -Brookings Institute -Press relations -Timing Foundation speech -Ford Foundation -Brookings Institute Henry A. Kissinger entered at 2:18 pm. The President's schedule -Trip to Florida -Flight -Meeting Haldeman left at 2:18 pm.
Vietnam -Air strikes
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-8 (cont.)
-Air force -Weather -Planned effect -The People's Republic of China [PRC] -Forthcoming announcement -Air force -Flight ceiling -Soviet Union -Air strike -Time frame -Briefing for forthcoming National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Richard M. Helms, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Kissinger's memorandum to the President -NSC -Condensation of two memoranda -Kissinger's conversation with David K.E. Bruce -Bruce's analysis -US options -Vietnam negotiations -History -Final announcement -Air strike effect -Kissinger's conversation with John B. Connally -Meeting -Agnew, John N. Mitchell -Kissinger's conversation with Connally -Agnew -Mitchell -Final announcement -Connally's analysis -Date -US strategy -Kissinger's possible meeting with Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Meeting -William P. Rogers -Blair House -Clark MacGregor -J. William Fulbright -Intended purpose -Rogers's forthcoming testimony -Timing
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-8 (cont.)
-The President's press conference -Nguyen Cao Ky -News summary -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Meeting with Alexander M. Haig, jr. -NSC meeting -Political conditions -Ky -Nguyen Khanh -Nguyen Van Thieu -Possible US action -Negotiations -Final withdrawal -Meetings -Number -US offer -Thieu -The President's forthcoming meeting with Andrei A. Gromyko -Meeting with Kissinger -Importance -Election -Congressional action -Effect -Activity US-Soviet relations -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin's meeting with Kissinger -Time -US-Soviet summit -Date US-PRC relations -Coordination of trip arrangements -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters -Announcement -Response -Press arrangements -Walters -Message -Overseas delays -Time differences
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-8 (cont.)
-Announcement -Date -Impact -Additional announcements -Preparation -State Department International economies -Connally's trip to Europe -Kissinger's concern -US position -Surcharge -Price of gold -US position -Split compared to unified position -Connally -Burns -Meeting with the President -Connally -Burns -Forthcoming Group of Ten meeting -International Monetary Fund [IMF] -Speech -Pierre-Paul Schweitzer's meeting with the President -Outcome -Social reception -Kissinger's conversation with Connally -US position -Surcharge -Currency floatation -System -Surcharge -Popularity -Domestic scene -Currency floatation -Connally -Currency floatation -Negotiating position -International economic meeting -The President's conversation with Burns and Connally -Kissinger's attendance
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-8 (cont.)
-Connally -Burns -Paul W. McCracken -Peter G. Peterson -George P. Shultz -Paul A. Volcker -State Department -Nathaniel Samuels, Philip H. Trezise -Bureaucracy -Currency flow -Burden-sharing -Political issues with economic policies -Burns -Connally -Kissinger -Role -Peterson -Leadership -Ideas -Strategy -Japanese textiles quota issue -Kissinger -Participation -Political ideas -Connally -Politics -Knowledge in economics -Connally's and Kissinger's relationship -Connally's support for the President -Public support -Handling -Germany -US position -Great Britain -France -European market -US position -Indecision -International economic meeting -Kissinger's participation -Surcharge
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-8 (cont.)
-Connally -Canada, Mexico -US position in relation to foreign countries -Third world countries -Japan Japan -Trade relations -Possible quotas -Trading with the Enemy Act -Textiles -Peterson -David M. Kennedy -The President's august 15, 1971 speech on economic action -US officials responsible for handling textile issues -US-Japanese relationship -Rogers -Negotiations -Kissinger’s participation -Peterson -Kissinger and Rogers relationship -Nobusuke Kishi -Trip to the US -US position -Anticipation in dealing with Japan -Meeting -Date -Kissinger's trip to the PRC -Date -Timing -US restrictions on Japan -Kishi -Trip to the US -Date -The President's schedule -Trip to Detroit, Michigan -Date -Meeting with Kishi -Date -The President's forthcoming meeting with [Emperor of Japan] Hirohito -Trade relations
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-8 (cont.)
-Peterson -US position -Communications -Date -Trading with the Enemy Act -Impact on Japan-US relations -Kissinger's forthcoming meeting with Connally -Textile issue -David Kennedy -Peterson -Rogers -Mitchell -Domestic issues -Possible conversation with Kishi -Japan -Japan's economic position -Time limit -Kishi -US position -Trading with the Enemy Act -Strength -Negotiating position -Peterson -Staff -Kennedy -Number of people -Peter M. Flanigan -Kissinger -Status Vietnam -The President's press conference -Time -Political impact -Saigon -Situation of South Vietnamese government -[Thieu] -State Department officials -Ky -Haig -Melvin R. Laird
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-8 (cont.)
-State Department officials -Ky -US -Negotiation strategy -The President's press conference -Memorandum from State Department official -Status -Public life -Stance -The President -Opponent to Thieu -Negotiations The President's handling of foreign relations -Comparison of cienfuegos to the Cuban missile crisis -Comparison to Jordan -Resolution of crisis -John F. Kennedy -Public reaction -Forthcoming summit meetings -PRC -Soviet Union PRC initiative -Announcement -Timing -Date -Announcement -Possible leaks -Possible composition of traveling party -State Department official -Secret Service -Role -Cultural exchange issues -Advance men -Ronald H. Walker -Alfred Les Jenkins -Marshall Green -Attendance at meetings -Kissinger's conversations with Chinese leaders -State Department officials
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-8 (cont.)
-The President's handling of forthcoming summit meetings -Meeting with Chou en-lai -Rogers -Meeting with Chinese foreign minister -The President's meeting with Chou en-lai and Mao Tse-tung -Kissinger, Rogers -Plenary sessions and meetings -Open atmosphere for negotiations -The President's meeting with Chou en-lai -Type of negotiations -Rogers's attendance -Rogers -Meetings with foreign ministers -Attendance of meetings -The President's meeting with Chou en-lai -Type of meeting -Attending Chinese officials -Mao Tse-tung -Location US foreign relations -Forthcoming NSC meeting -Briefing by Helms -Briefing by Moorer -The President's role -Type of statement -Connally -Agnew -Mitchell -Rogers -Laird -Type of statement US foreign economic policy -Meeting -Attendance -Connally -Kissinger -Connally -Preparations -Contact with foreign leaders
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-8 (cont.)
-Peterson -Connally -Preparations -Preparations -State Department -Meeting between Connally and Kissinger -Shultz -Peterson -Knowledge -Kissinger -Politics -Textile issue with Japan -US position -Kishi -Peterson -Group -Trading with the Enemy Act -US communication with the PRC -Impact on Japan -White House bureaucracy -Effect on negotiations -US position -Peterson -Strategy -Meeting with Kishi -Textile association -US position -Kishi -US position -Summary -Congress -Peterson -Role Item in the Oval Office -Greece -Pakistan Kissinger left at 2:59 pm.
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-8 (cont.)
Conversation No. 577-9 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: 3:00 pm - 3:01 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Ziegler's schedule -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Senate The President and Ziegler left at 3:01 pm.
Conversation No. 577-10 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:01 pm and 4:41 pm Location: Oval Office An unknown person [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person. [Unintelligible] An unknown person [Secret Service agent] entered at an unknown time after 3:01 pm. The President's location -Cabinet Room The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:41 pm
Conversation No. 577-12
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-9 (cont.)
Date: September 20, 1971 Time: 4:41 pm - 5:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Supreme Court appointment -Justice Hugo Black -Health report -Health -Condition -Visit by the President -Pros and cons -Effect on Black -Black's health conditions -Recommendation by Dr. Walter R. Tkach -Recommendation by Black's son -The President's perception -Visit to Black -Health Helen Knowland -Divorce from William F. Knowland -Knowland's age -Possible reason The President's Detroit, Michigan trip -Demonstrations -Gen. George A. Lincoln -Widespread nature -American Federal of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO] -Teachers -Auto workers -Counsel -Picket line -Economic policy -Vietnam War -Information -Airport -Hotel -Type of location
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-12 (cont.)
-Size of crowd -Type of press coverage -Use of film in broadcasts -Regional coverage -Spiro T. Agnew's projected speech -Film coverage -The President's Detroit Question and Answer [Q&A] appearance -National coverage -Time of day -Live coverage -Regional -Results for the administration -Time of day -John A. Scali -Live/local broadcast -Live coverage -Type of audience -Public Broadcasting Service -Equal time coverage -Forthcoming events -Press conference in the Oval Office -John B. Connally -Phase II -Announcement -Date -Office press conferences -Amount of news in comparison to Detroit press conference appearance -Television press conference -Issues Detroit trip -Demonstrators -AFL-CIO -Labor -Press coverage -Precedent -National announcement -Decision by local authorities -Presentation of announcement -Live -Possible problems
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-12 (cont.)
-Press questions -Agnew -National news Haldeman left at 5:04 pm.
Conversation No. 577-13 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:04 pm and 5:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Edward J. Dwyer -Call to the President -Reply -Possible note from the President Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:12 pm.
Conversation No. 577-14 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:04 pm and 5:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person [Henry A. Kissinger?] John B. Connally -Location -Conversation with the unknown person [Kissinger?] The unknown person’s [Kissinger?] schedule
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 577-15 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:04 pm and 5:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 9-98]
Conversation No. 577-16 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: 5:04 pm - 5:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [Conversation No. 577-16A] [See Conversation No. 9-99; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] Henry A. Kissinger entered after 5:05 pm.
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33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[End of telephone conversation] Vietnam negotiations -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Spiro T. Agnew -William P. Rogers -Status -Revelations -Effect -The President's speech on October 7, 1971 PRC initiative -Summit trip to the PRC -Announcement -Possible date -Hanoi -Nikolai V. Podgorny -Trip -Date options -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters -Kissinger's schedule -Trip itinerary -Hawaii, Shanghai, Peking -Effect on negotiations -Date of negotiating session -Agreement between the US and the PRC -Dates -Order of dates -Flexibility of dates -Podgorny -Hanoi, Soviet Union Soviet Union -Summit meeting with the President -Announcement -Timing -Podgorny -Announcement timing -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-16 (cont.)
Vietnam -Air strikes -Time -Target -Petroleum, oil and lubricants [POL] dumps -Cambodia -Target -Time -Air strikes -Weather -Date -Targets -Weather factor -Number of planes -Minimum -Maximum -Negotiations -Agnew -Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Knowledge -Casualties -Number -Effect on negotiations -Hanoi -Blockade -Soviet Union -PRC -Soviet Union -Egon Bahr -Cable -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Comments about the President -Détente -Leaks -The President's trip to the PRC
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-16 (cont.)
PRC initiative -Political attitudes within the US -Right wing -PRC trip Vietnam -The President's statement -Foreign policy -The President's Administration -Unified Government -Laird -Alternatives In Vietnam -Thieu -Communism -Ngo Dinh Diem -Effect on US in negotiations -Soviet Union, PRC -Negotiations -Effect of US military actions -"Menu" air strike -Cambodia -Laos -Military standpoint -Diplomatic effect -PRC trip -Laos -Compared to Cambodia -North Vietnamese -Date -Balance of negotiations -Laos and Cambodia -Attacks -Timing on negotiations -Laos -Helms -Timing of attacks in Vietnam -Date -Air strikes -Military action -Timing -Soviet announcement
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-16 (cont.)
-US election -Effect on US-PRC and US-Soviet negotiations -US goals -Verdun Battle during World War I -The President's possible policy in 1965 -Bombing -Escalation -Targets -Locations -Compared to World War II -Date -US position in negotiations -Speculation -Foreign policy -Domestic policy -Effect on the Administration -Effect on US domestic policy -Saigon -Communist rule -Kissinger's memorandum -Peace talks -Election -Bombing halt -Time duration -South Vietnam -Projected status -North Vietnam -Laird -Military supplies -Equipment -Congress's possible action -Military Supplies -North Vietnam -Offensive -Tanks -Laos -Prisoner of war [POW] issue -Bombing -Effect of re-election of the President -Effect of election on the North Vietnamese -Soviet Union
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-16 (cont.)
-Defeat of the President in election -Re-election of the President -Polls -Effect on negotiations -North Vietnam position -1968 election -North Vietnam -Bombing halt prior to 1968 election -Clark M. Clifford -W. Averell Harriman -John N. Mitchell -Conversation with Kissinger -Bombing halt -North Vietnam position -Attitude toward the President -Defeat -Victory -1972 election -Polls -Re-election of the President -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement -Summits with the PRC and the Soviet Union -European summit -Campaign -Public news -Public reaction -Economy -George H. Gallup polls -Louis P. Harris polls -Gallup Polls -The President's position -Percentage Kissinger’s schedule -Meeting with Dobrynin -Forthcoming call to the President Kissinger left at 5:33 pm Conversation No. 577-17
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: September 20, 1971 Time: 5:34 pm - 6:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Trip to Detroit -Types of press coverage -Electronic pool camera -Tape -Time of day -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Delay -Radio -Live -National news -Possible problems in Detroit -Oval Office press conference -Preparation -John B. Connally -Press coverage problems -Media -Newspaper editors -Questions -Radio -Film -Amount of work -Question of impact -Speaking schedule -Dates -Spiro T. Agnew -Banquet -Dates -Disney World opening -Eisenhower Theater appearance -Date -Changes -Mamie D. Eisenhower's appearance -Florida
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-17 (cont.)
-Eisenhower Theater -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II Polls -George H. Gallup poll -Weekend results -Edward M. Kennedy -Timing -August 15, 1971 speech -Approval vs. disapproval of the President's performance -Points -Weekend -Date -Point fluctuations Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 5:34 pm and 5:48 pm. [Conversation No. 577-17A] Gallup poll results -Request [End of telephone conversation] Polls -Gallup poll -Figures -Timing -Date -Louis P. Harris poll -Date -Gallup poll and Harris poll dates -Kennedy poll -Date Press coverage of the President -Detroit Economic Club trip -National television -Types of questions -Impact in polls -National television
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-17 (cont.)
-Impact -Oval Office press conference coverage -Question and answer [Q&A] type sessions -Detroit trip -Impact -Radio -Live television -Q&A format -Exposure -Amount of work -Commentaries -Press planning -Ronald L. Ziegler -Handling of press poll Miss America pageant winners -The President's meeting with Miss America 1971, 1972 The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 5:34 pm and 6:19 pm. [Conversation No. 577-17B] Request for Ziegler to join meeting [End of telephone conversation] Miss America pageant winners -Miss America 1971 -Miss America 1972 -Miss America 1971 -Phyllis George -Vietnam War issue -Domestic issues -Support for programs -Reaction to the press -Travel The President's conversation with J. Edgar Hoover -Status of job -Conversation
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-17 (cont.)
-Confidentiality -John D. Ehrlichman -Mitchell -Perceptions Ziegler entered at 5:48 pm. Detroit trip -Film coverage -Live coverage -Timing -Recent trend -Coverage -Ziegler's conversation with television executives -Neil Sheehan -Possible economic statement -News value -New Fall television programming season -Month -Coverage -Television coverage -Exposure -Radio coverage -Detroit Economic Club -Radio -Live coverage -Q&A -Number of cameras -Speech -Format -Panel -Comparison with American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] event format -Businessmen and labor leaders -Questioning -Film coverage of press conference -Impact -Film coverage compared to electronic coverage of press conference -Types of preparation -Q&A press conference -Office press conference
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-17 (cont.)
-Q&A session in Detroit -Radio coverage -Television coverage -Q&A -Radio coverage -Press coverage -Types of preparation by the administration -Film coverage -Impact -Advantages for the administration -Radio coverage -Electronic camera coverage -News story -News programs -Time -Media -Q&A -Portland, Oregon -Presence of cameras -Q&A -Preparation -Press conference -Time differences between Washington, DC and Detroit -Q&A -Impact -Preparation -News stories -Connally's absence -The President's role -Live coverage -Press conference -Radio coverage -Ziegler's conversation with television executives -Camera coverage -Radio -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -CBS -Attendance Ziegler left at 5:57 pm.
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-17 (cont.)
Polls -Gallup poll from August 27-30, 1971 -Recent percentage points -Date span -Trend -Percentage points -President's popularity rating -Intensity of ratings -Percentage points -Previous poll percentage points -Changes -Date -Percentage points -Changes -Previous poll figures -Date -Impact of People’s Republic of China [PRC] summit announcement -Percentage points -Month -Percentage points -Date -Disapproval -Current points -Date -Publication of polls -Gallup -Harris -White House poll -Dwight L. Chapin -Lawrence M. Higby -Kissinger's figures -Poll results -Current trend -PRC trip -The administration's poll -Percentage points -Increase -Comparison to Gallup -Differences in Gallup poll and White House poll -Percentage points -White House poll
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-17 (cont.)
-Discrepancy in comparison to Gallup -Telephone poll compared to field poll format -Factors -Lt. William L. Calley, Jr. case -April-September time span -Type of sample -Harris -Youth -Blacks -Doctors -Type of poll -Quality of polls -Types of issues -Possible bias -Gallup -Comparison of figures with White House poll -Dates -Question of issues -The President's speech before Congress US economic policy -Public perception -Wage and price controls -Continuation of process -Phase II -Wording of the President's speech -End of freeze -November 13, 1971 date -William L. Safire -Follow-up program -Announcement -Impact -Analogy to PRC initiative -Lyndon B. Johnson -Glassboro Summit -Announcement -Alexei N. Kosygin Forthcoming US-Soviet Union summit -Impact on polls
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-17 (cont.)
Polls -Impact of issues -PRC trip -Intentions -Leadership perception -Public reaction Campaigning Detroit trip -National television -Effect -Demonstrations -Public awareness of issue -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Effect -West Coast -Portland, Oregon -Q&A format -White House press -Types of questions -Electronic coverage -Microphones Supreme Court -The President's appointment of judges -Ideology -Liberals -The President's choice -Reactions to choices -Patrick J. Buchanan's recommendations -Richard H. Poff -Conservatism of nominee -The South -Full court -Number -Democrats -Timing -Robert P. Griffin -Election year -Democrat senators
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-17 (cont.)
-Reaction -Election year -Mitchell -Warren E. Burger, Harry M. Blackmun -Strict constructionism -Burger’s speech at Georgetown Center -Senate -Further appointment -Ethnic Catholic -Italians -Irish -Polish -Routing to Mitchell -Italian judge -Unknown person -Polish judge -Protestant -Catholic -William French Smith -Conservatism -Catholic -Conservatism Romana Acosta Banuelos -Swearing-in ceremony -Effect of naming Hispanic to post of Treasurer of the US Buchanan's memorandum -Mitchell The President and Haldeman left at 6:19 pm.
Conversation No. 577-18 Date: September 20, 1971 Time: 6:19 pm Location: Oval Office
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 577-17 (cont.)
An unknown person [Secret Service agent] talked with an unknown person.
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