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Date: 
Dec 24, 1971 - Jan 03, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 643-1 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:57 am and 4:18 pm Location: Oval Office Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins met with unknown people. Forthcoming photograph session -Preparations -Unknown object -Height Alexander P. Butterfield and Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:57 am. -The president's views -Yellow Room -West Wing Butterfield and Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:18 pm. -Camera shots -Style The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 4:18 pm.
Conversation No. 643-2 Date: December 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:20 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins and unknown men. [The recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress] Photograph session -Posing -Atkins's previous conversation with Ronald L. Ziegler -Ziegler's and Atkins’s views
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Conv. No. 643-2 (cont.)
-Smiling -Smiling -Speed of film -Lighting -Time of day -Daylight Savings Time -Posing -Timing -Smiling -Coco-lobo II Helen Thomas -Rumor -Unknown journalists -Atkins [Unintelligible] Season’s greetings The President's family -Yellow Room Presentation of gifts by the President -Cuff links -Golf balls The President left at 4:28 pm. Forthcoming photograph session -Edward R. F. and Tricia Nixon Cox -[Dwight] David, II and Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Preparations Atkins and the unknown men left at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.
Conversation No. 643-16
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Date: December 24, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:28 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] entered at an unknown time after 4:28 pm. [Unintelligible] The agents left at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.
Conversation No. 643-3 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 2:07 pm - 2:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr. The President's and Dreyfus's ages Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:07 pm. Dreyfus's schedule -Meeting with Kenneth R. Cole -Cole's location -John D. Ehrlichman Bull left at an unknown time before 2:10 pm. Dreyfus -Golf -Tennis -Physical condition -Tennis courts
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4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-3 (cont.)
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Walter H. Annenberg -Position -Gift -Steuben glass -Presidential seal -Philadelphia Inquirer and TV Guide -Palm Springs -Esthetic sense Portrait of George Washington -Charles Willson Peale ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 59s ]
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Dreyfus left at 2:10 pm.
Conversation No. 643-4 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:10 pm and 2:17 pm
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Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:17 pm.
Conversation No. 643-5 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:10 pm and 2:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman. Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr. -Location -Dogs The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 2:17 pm.
Conversation No. 643-6 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:10 pm and 2:17 pm
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman. The President's schedule Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 2:10 pm. Mistake in requesting Butterfield Butterfield left at an unknown time before 2:17 pm. The President's schedule -Charles W. Colson The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 2:17 pm.
Conversation No. 643-7 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:10 pm and 2:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Charles W. Colson -Forthcoming meeting with Cabinet level group on trade legislation -Meeting with Peter G. Peterson -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's views -Recent meeting of Council on International Economic Policy -Peterson's synopsis -Henry E. Ford, II -William P. Rogers -Peterson -Film [The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 2:10 pm and 2:17
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-7 (cont.)
pm.] [Conversation No. 643-7A] Canceling call [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -Meeting with Peterson -Ford -Group on trade legislation -Peterson -Time Bull left at an unknown time before 2:17 pm.
Conversation No. 643-8 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 2:17 pm - 3:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Charles W. Colson.
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8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-8 (cont.)
The President's interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -The President's preparation -Staff research -The President's use -Questions -Number anticipated -Briefing book -The President's previous effort -Briefing book -Vietnam and Cambodia -The President's use -Henry A. Kissinger -Questions -Topics omitted -India-Pakistan relations -Staff research -Kissinger’s staff -Quality -Vietnam -Compared to the President’s -Economic questions -Points -Quality -Time
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-Colson’s schedule -Colson's viewing -Emotional aspect -Rather's performance
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-8 (cont.)
-Call to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Request to see the President -The President's response -Briefing book -Patrick J. Buchanan -Use of interviewer's first name -Lyndon B. Johnson's practice -The President's practice -The President's performance -Haldeman's view -Compared with unknown press conference -John B. Connally's views -Badgering by Rather -The President's response -Tone -Lighting -The President's performance -The President's responses -Use of Rather’s first name -Rather's office and wife -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Rather -Importance of interview -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. and [Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Mike Wallace -Letter to Kissinger -Jews -Feelings regarding selection of Rather for interview -CBS’s decision -Political orientation -Selection for interview -Performance The President's interview with Rather -Technical aspect -The President’s talk with Haldeman -George P. Shultz's view -William Carruthers -Mark I. Goode -Network's responsibility
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-8 (cont.)
-Camera angles -The President's appearance -Staff meeting -Colson’s view -Shultz’s view -Tone -Lighting -Effect on Rather's appearance -Rather's performance -Preparation -Note cards -Reactions -Reactions -Calls by Harry S. Dent -Rather's performance -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Rather’s aggressiveness -The President's performance -Compared to his other television performances -Rather's hostility -Unnamed Florida National Committeewoman's views -Media hostility -Political people -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Possible reaction -Supporters' possible reactions -The President’s support -The President's response to question -Compared with Dwight D. Eisenhower's support of the President -Republican National Convention -Agnew’s performance -Controversy -Significance -Options J. Edgar Hoover -Retention in office Agnew -Retention in office -Forthcoming convention
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-8 (cont.)
-Media speculation -John B. Connally The President's interview with Rather -Question on 1968 bomb halt -The President's response -Political aspects -Glassboro summit -Press credibility -Rather's attitude -Public reaction -Calls to Rather's office -Number -Rather's secretary -Reaction to complaints -Rather's supporters An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 2:17 pm. Refreshment Manolo Sanchez -Location -Residence -Call to the President -White House operator The unknown man left at an unknown time before 2:35 pm. The President's interview with Rather -Reactions -Calls and wires from White House -Ronald L. Ziegler -Gerald L. Warren -DeVan L. Shumway -Dealings with press -Colson's previous conversation with Louis P. Harris -Harris's letter to Rather -Correction on quote of survey -Context -The President's 1968 promises
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-8 (cont.)
-Poll results -Copies to Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak -Harris's view of program -The President’s performance -Effectiveness -Audience -Size -Compared with "Christmas at the White House" -Nielson ratings -New York audience -Compared with "A Day in the Life of the President" -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] figures -Ratings -Simultaneous programming -Advertising -Howard K. Smith interview -Rating "Christmas at the White House" -Rating -Increase over preceding program -Promotion The President's interview with Rather -Reaction -Letters -White House staff -Leaks -Non-government people -[Opinion Research Corporation [ORC]] polls -White House based letter campaigns -Outcome -Rather's performance -Compared with the President's performance -Political people -Accuracy in Media group -Network -Response -Charles Crutchfield group -CBS affiliates -Question on Agnew
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-8 (cont.)
-Peace question -Vietnam -Bombing question -Troop withdrawal -News impact -Wires -News value -Walter R. (“Wally”) Meares [?] Rather -Press conferences -Usual reporting of the President's demeanor -Azores trip of December 1971 -Feelings toward the White House and the President -Antagonism -Credibility -The President's response to question on press credibility -Rather's response -Incorrect reporting of unemployment rate -Correction -Damage -Possible press conference about the press -Questions regarding the press -The President's response -Contacts with White House staff -Colson -Other staff -Compared with Daniel L. Schorr Schorr -Story on Connally -Veracity -Haldeman’s talk with Connally Connally -Possible departure -Reaction after Texas election loss -Possible sources -Periscope -Newsweek -Importance to Administration
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-8 (cont.)
-Possible pressures -Associates -Johnson The President's interview with Rather -Question on George C. Wallace -The President's response -Democratic Party -Primaries Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 2:35 pm. Response to the President's call Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:54 pm. National economy -Time article -Timing -Length -Economic indicators -The President's predictions -Predictions by Board of Economists -Christmas sales -Tone -Advertising -1972 forecast -Conference Board's views -Growth rate -Unemployment rate -Time and Fortune -Bullish views -1971 -New Economic Policy -Gross National Product [GNP] figures -Public psychology -Stock market -Consumer attitudes -Media -Stock market -Figures
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-8 (cont.)
-Increases -Media -Rather -Negative reports -Public attitudes -The President's announcement of New Economic Program -Administration response -Recent reports -Tone -Democrats -Effects -Issues -August 1971 announcement -Albert E. Sindlinger poll George Meany -Attacks on administration -Health -Impact -The President's speech at American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organization [AFL-CIO] convention, November 19, 1971 -Health -Possible death -Timing -Federationist -Story and photographs on convention -Contacts with the President -Escorting -Shaking hands -Contacts with the President at convention -TV coverage -Editorials -Summary by Herbert G. Klein -Contents -Support of the President -The President’s note to Colson -Themes The President's schedule -Edwin D. Etherington -Colson’s role
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-8 (cont.)
-Forthcoming dinner -Government support -Value of meeting -Henry E. Ford, II -Resignation Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 2:35 pm. -Salary as chairman of National Center for Volunteer Action [NCVA] -Etherington Colson left at 2:54 pm. Connally -Future plans -Colson's view -Newsweek story -Instructions for the White House staff -Haldeman’s recent meeting with Peter G. Peterson -Connally's trip to Azores -Return -Meeting with Peterson -International agreement -Connally's mood -Connally’s position -Press coverage -Credit -Haldeman's responsibility -The President’s recent meeting with George P. Shultz -Appointment of woman to Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Forthcoming call from Shultz -Value to Administration -Relations with White House staff -Shultz and John D. Ehrlichman -Junior staff State of the Union address -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -California -Draft -Kissinger
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-8 (cont.)
-The President’s schedule
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:55 pm. The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Ford and Etherington Unknown room -Cleanliness -TV crew -Responsibility -Janitors -Cigarette butts and trash -The President's meeting with Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr. -Custodial staff -Schedule -The President's activities -Instruction for Bull -Responsibility -Rex W. Scouten -General Services Administration [GSA] Bull left at an unknown time before 3:07 pm. -Importance
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-8 (cont.)
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Eisaku Sato dinner -Kissinger -Presence -Forthcoming Middle East trip -David M. Kennedy -Nobuhiko Ushiba -Armin H. Meyer -U. Alexis Johnson -Possible number of invitees -The President’s schedule -Kissinger -People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -Middle East trip -Presence Haldeman left at 3:07 pm.
Conversation No. 643-10 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 3:07 pm - 3:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry Ford II, Edwin D. Etherington, Charles W. Colson and Rayburn Hanzlik; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. New Year's greetings
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-10 (cont.)
Introductions Seating Briefcase Etherington -Key Biscayne -Home in Hobe Sound, Florida National Center for Volunteer Action [NCVA] -The President’s gratitude -Importance -Funding -Ford's letter to the President -ACTION -Budget for 1973 -Private sector -Government
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EASTERN EUROPE
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20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-10 (cont.)
-Private sector -Competition with other organizations -Pledges -Ford's letter to the President -Pledges -White House aides -Financial supporters -Election year -Tax deduction -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] ruling -The President’s instruction -Project -The President's recent conversation with Robert H. Finch -Local centers network -Number operating -Timing -Number forming -Money from ACTION -Awards dinner -The President's attendance Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:07 pm. The President's schedule -Datebook -Retrieval Bull left at an unknown time before 3:30 pm. -Scheduling NCVA -Awards dinner -The President's presence Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:07 pm. Datebook Bull left at an unknown time before 3:30 pm.
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-10 (cont.)
NCVA -Awards dinner -Date -The President's presence Manolo Sanchez [?] entered at an unknown time after 3:07 pm. Refreshment -Sanchez Sanchez [?] left at an unknown time before 3:30 pm. NCVA -Awards dinner -Date -Location -Kennedy Center -Size -Reservation -Board meeting -Honorees -Honorees -Date -The President's forthcoming trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] -Press -The President's schedule -California -Trip to PRC -Fund-raising possibilities -Pre-dinner gathering -The President's presence -Advertising -Funding -Amount -ACTION appropriations -Programs -"Right to Read" -Volunteers -The President -Blacks -Non-English language speakers
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-10 (cont.)
-“New math” -“Aid to the Elderly” -Volunteers -Ages -College students -“Right to Read” -Funding -Costs -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] grant -Elliot L. Richardson -Hanzlik, Finch and Etherington -Colson's forthcoming conversations -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and George P. Shultz -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -The President's support -ACTION budget -Congressional support -Costs of “Right to Read” and “Aid to the Elderly” -HEW -Richardson -Support -Support from the President and Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -“Right to Read” -Richardson -Mrs. Nixon -Organization -Chairmanship -Ford's forthcoming resignation -Etherington's possible succession -Etherington's work with Frederic V. Malek -Ford’s future role -Presidency -Schedule -Salary -Etherington's work Malek William D. Eberle -Job
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-10 (cont.)
Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:07 pm. Peter G. Peterson -Forthcoming meeting with the President Bull left at an unknown time before 3:30 pm. Eberle -Previous role -American Standard -Peterson -Forthcoming meeting with the President -Previous support for Etherington -Forthcoming meeting with the President -Eisaku Sato Malek -Performance -Support for women -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -[Marina von Neumann Whitman] -Herbert Stein -Ezra Solomon -Paul W. McCracken -Whitman -Women in government International monetary agreement -John B. Connally -Work with Group of Ten Peterson entered at 3:30 pm. Greetings NCVA awards dinner Ford, Etherington, Colson, and Hanzlik left at 3:30 pm. The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with group on trade legislation
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-10 (cont.)
-Council on International Economic Policy [CIEP] -Issues to be discussed -Gold price -Legislation before Congress -Banking Committee -Generalized preferences -Ways and Means Committee -Senate Finance Committee -Timing -Paul A. Volcker's views -Eberle -European Economic Community [EEC] -Agriculture issue -Connally’s view -Forthcoming talk with Peterson -Politics -Agriculture -Citrus and tobacco -Grain -Midwestern states -Eberle's work -Congress' actions -Measures to Congress -Timing -State of the Union message -Hearings -Debate -Filibuster -The President's forthcoming meeting with Connally -California -Peterson's forthcoming call to Connally -Filibuster -Trade legislation -Timing -Delay -Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD] trade group report -Congress -Eberle Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:30 pm.
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-10 (cont.)
-Request for Shultz's presence Bull left at an unknown time before 3:40 pm. -Issues to be discussed -Trade legislation -Exchange rate -Other legislation -Revenue sharing, health -Ways and Means Committee -Senate Finance Committee -Wilbur D. Mills -James A. Burke -Vance Hartke-Burke Bill -Labor -Relationship with Mills -Prospects -The President’s view -Peterson’s memorandum -Protectionist measures -Peterson's responsibility -William P. Rogers -Peterson -Business community -Connally -The President’s comments -Public statements -Peterson, Rogers, Connally, Stein -US credibility abroad and at home -Protectionism Trade legislation -Rogers -Generalized preferences -Recent conversation with the President -Submission to Congress -Timing -"Christmas Tree" approach -Staff meeting -Clark MacGregor
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-10 (cont.)
-Consultation Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:30 pm. The President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 3:40 pm. -Instructions -Forthcoming talk with Rogers -Foreign policy concerns -Quotes Press coverage -Peterson -New York Times -Charts State of the Union message -Staff contact with Congress, business -1972 -Themes -Confidence, employment, competition Peterson's schedule -California -Japan Japan -Negotiations with US -Eberle -Kakuei Tanaka -Maurice H. Stans The President and Peterson left at 3:40 pm.
Conversation No. 643-11
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-10 (cont.)
Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:40 pm and 4:44 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met. [Unintelligible] [An unknown man talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 3:40 pm and 4:44 pm.] [Conversation No. 643-11A] The President's location -Cabinet Room The unknown men [agents] left at an unknown time before 4:44 pm.
Conversation No. 643-12 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:40 pm and 4:44 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret service agents] met. [Unintelligible] The President's location -Cabinet Room -Stephen B. Bull [An unknown man talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 3:40 pm and 4:44 pm.] [Conversation No. 643-12A] Affirmation of unknown comments
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[End of telephone conversation] The unknown men left at an unknown time before 4:44 pm.
Conversation No. 643-13 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: 4:44 pm - 6:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John N. Mitchell. [The recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress] Yeoman Charles E. Radford -Removal -Relations with Jack N. Anderson -Unknown chief petty officer -Indebtedness -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] participation in White House infiltration -John D. Ehrlichman’s forthcoming meeting with Mitchell Anderson -Possible litigation -Timing -1972 election -Statute of limitations -Possession and publication of documents -JCS -New York Times investigative reporting team -Contact with Radford -Source of story Radford -Reassignment -Office closure -Anderson -Possible revelation of admirals’ activities
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
-Delivery of secret material to JCS -Office -Closure Radford -Options -Melvin R. Laird -Plan -Ehrlichman -Impunity The President's need to sign documents William D. Eberle -Performance -Trade negotiations -Compared with Peter G. Peterson -The President’s view White House staff -Performance John B. Connally -Relations with White House -Daniel L. Schorr’s story about Azores trip -Preston Smith -Maury Cohen [sp?] -Mitchell's conversation with Ehrlichman -The President's and Mitchell's law firm [Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, and Alexander -Unknown suit [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:44 pm and 5:15 pm.] [Conversation No. 643-13A] [See Conversation No. 18-13] [End of telephone conversation]
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
Connally -Smith -[Forename unknown] Gallagher's [sp?] letter -New York -Relations with White House -Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, and Alexander -The President's schedule -California [The President talked with William P. Rogers at unknown time between 4:44 pm and 5:15 pm.] [See Conversation No. 18-14] An unknown man entered and conferred with the President at an unknown time after 4:44 pm. Manolo Sanchez -Location [End of conferral] The unknown man left at an unknown time before 5:15 pm. The President conferred with Mitchell at an unknown time. Robert S. Ingersoll -Possible ambassadorship -Japan [End of conferral] [End of telephone conversation] Appointments -Ambassadorship to Japan -Fredrick M. Eaton -Rogers's views -Age -Appearance -Conflict of interest -Rogers C. B. Morton -Morton
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
-Ingersoll -Morton
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H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 4:44 pm.
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Ronald W. Reagan -Conflict with Elliot L. Richardson -Mitchell as arbitrator -Ehrlichman's advice -Richardson's prerogatives -Concessions -The President's concession on Medicaid -George P. Shultz -John N. Ashbrook -Reagan's possible response -Welfare reform -Reagan's planned press conference -Concession -1972 election -Refusal to compromise -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] legal service issue -Compared with Nelson A. Rockefeller New York -Rockefeller -Tax package -Work with Mitchell
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
-Conservatives
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Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Schedule -[California] -State of the Union message -Drafts Connally -Administration's support -Smith -Investigators -Los Angeles Times -Cohen -Attacks on Connally -Reasons -Ben F. Barnes -Mood -Golf in El Dorado -Investigation -Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, and Alexander -Suit Trade negotiations with Japan -Eberle's presence in California -Kakuei Tanaka -Maurice H. Stans -Stans
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
-Henry A. Kissinger -Past performance -Eberle -Stans -Presence -Dinner -Stans -Tanaka -Kissinger’s view -Stans compared to Eberle -Tanaka -David M. Kennedy ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 1m 33s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 ********************************************************************** Indiana -John A. Schneider -Position with administration -Frederic V. Malek -Background -State treasurer Deputy Secretary of Defense -Schneider -Necessity -William P. Clements, Jr. -Finances -Compared with David Packard -Robert C. Seamans, Jr. -Conservatives -Background -National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA]
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
Appointments -Conservatives -Defense Department and Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] Defense Department -Expenditures compared to authorizations -Secretary -Barry M. Goldwater -Timing -Impact -John G. Tower -Deputy Secretary -Legislation to split job -Goldwater -George H. W. Bush -Qualifications -Loyalty -United Nations [UN] position -UN -Possible political ambitions -UN position -Prestige -Peter M. Flanigan -Confirmation -Relations with Congress -Joseph D. Tydings -Loyalty -Legislative programs -Peterson's job -Possible downgrade Commerce Department Secretary -Peterson -Helen D. Bentley -Letter from Vice President Spiro T. Agnew to the President -Mitchell -Language
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
Martha (Beall) Mitchell -Position on list of Top Ten Most Admired Women in World -George H. Gallup -Ethel (Skakel) Kennedy -Shirley Chisholm -Cover photograph for unknown newsmagazine -Replacement by Angela Davis -Martha Mitchell's reaction Defense Department -Deputy Secretary -Flanigan -Confirmation -Laird -Role -Qualifications -Relations with Kissinger -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] meetings -Qualifications -Confirmation -Tydings issue Eberle Malek -Job performance Eberle -Position -Performance -Peterson’s position -Testimony Flanigan -Possible position with Defense Department -Clark MacGregor -Kissinger
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
-Previous relations -State Department -Kissinger -Qualities Kissinger -Breakfast meeting with Mitchell, January 3, 1972 -Kissinger's relationship with Rogers and State Department Gerard C. Smith -Meeting with the President, January 3, 1972 -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] negotiations -Vienna -Rogers's presence -Kissinger's view -Rogers’s knowledge of negotiations Kissinger -Meeting with Mitchell -India-Pakistan War -Rogers's and Richard F. Pederson's actions -Backgrounders -Effects on foreign policy -Democrats -Relations with State Department -Leaks -Kissinger’s possible handling -Middle East -Back channels -Soviet Union -Forthcoming summit -Rogers's dealings with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger’s talk with Haldeman in Key Biscayne -Possible resignation -Timing -Moscow Summit -Importance to Administration -Rogers and Laird -State Department Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 4:44 pm.
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
The President's schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:00 pm. Kissinger -Return from Azores -Statement to press -India-Pakistan relations -State Department -State Department -Radford -Anderson’s columns -Reports from others -Rogers -Foreign policy India-Pakistan War -New York Times task force -Kissinger -Request for interview with Rogers -Rogers's response -Kissinger's cooperation -Ehrlichman's reaction -New York Times' report on Anderson and his sources -Reasons -Public interest -The President's interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -New York Times task force -Kissinger's cooperation -Reasons -State Department -Leaks to Marvin L. Kalb, et al. -Rogers's meeting with Haldeman, January 3, 1972 -Rogers's concerns Kissinger -Relations with State Department -Self-defense -The Administration’s foreign policy -Middle East
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
-Soviet Union -Dobrynin -Forthcoming summit -Talk with Mitchell -The President’s interests State Department -Rogers’s conversations with Dobrynin -Notification of Kissinger -Compared with Kissinger’s conversations with Dobrynin -Briefing the President -Middle East -Rogers’s conversation with Dobrynin -Briefing the President -Substance -Kissinger’s view Rogers -Relations with the President -Kissinger's view -Conversation with Haldeman -Meeting with the President and J. Edgar Hoover on plane -Birthday cake -Dinner with the President, Hoover and Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo Kissinger -Relations with the President -Kissinger's conversation with Haldeman -Meetings -Tone -India-Pakistan War -Kissinger’s press conference comments -Talks with the President -Responsibilities for Rogers -Consequences -Kissinger -Kissinger’s talking paper -The President’s meeting with Indira Gandhi -State Department Kissinger
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
-Relations with the President -Kissinger’s view -Niceties -Calls from the President and Nelson A. Rockefeller -Relations with State Department and Rogers -Kissinger's possible action -Consequences -Hawks’ departure -Dove -Leaks Radford -Kissinger's views -State Department -Meeting with Mitchell, January 3, 1972 -Possible firing of Adm. Thomas H. Moorer State Department -The President's forthcoming trip to Moscow -Structuring of activities -Kissinger's views -Rogers's responsibilities -Informing Rogers -Middle East and Moscow -Memoranda
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INTELLIGENCE
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40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
-Joseph J. Sisco Rogers -Relations with Kissinger and the President -Candor -Performance -Leaking -Loyalty -Cambodia -Kissinger's views -Relations with the President -Vietnam -Bombing -Possible talk with Mitchell and Haldeman -Kissinger, the President -Discussion of problems -1972 election -Personality conflicts -Trip to Soviet Union for negotiations -Kissinger -Kissinger's view -Publicity -Kissinger -Qualities -Foreign affairs -Knowledge -Public relations -Compared with Kissinger -Balance and self-confidence -Kissinger India-Pakistan War -Inevitability -US policy -Kissinger -Soviets -Lack of cooperation -The President's meeting with Soviet Agricultural Minister [Vladimir Matskevich] -Gandhi
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
-Rogers's possible views -Possible talk with Haldeman -State Department Kissinger and Rogers -Contrast -Concern for historical compared to immediate image -Concern for “editorial page” compared to “front page” image -Long compared to short view -Rationality and self control -Rogers -Composure -Conversation with John A. Scali -Manners Cabinet -Kissinger's views -Rogers -Laird -Responsibilities Kissinger and Rogers -India-Pakistan War -Leaks -Value -Loyalty -State Department Kissinger -Relations with the President -Kissinger's view -Trips to Florida, California -Attendance at forthcoming Japanese dinner -[Unknown person] -Calls from the President -Talks with Haldeman and Mitchell -Rogers's retention in office -Kissinger's views -Possible resignation -Timing -1972 election
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
-Soviet Summit -Possible announcement -June 1972 -Middle East -Kissinger's background -Kissinger's view -Talk with Mitchell -Talk with the President -1970 elections -Kissinger’s meetings -Promises -India-Pakistan War -Rogers -Kissinger's responsibility -The President’s view -State Department -The President's orders at WSAG meeting -Kissinger’s view -Relations with Rogers -Cooperation with New York Times -Reasons -Justification of Kissinger’s role -Kissinger's importance vis-a-vis the President's -Relations with the President -Announcements -Troop withdrawals -The President’s interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -Kissinger foreign policy suggestions -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Honesty -Reaction to India-Pakistan War -Press treatment The President’s schedule -San Clemente -Possible instructions to Rogers and Kissinger -Contact with press -Anderson -India-Pakistan War
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
New York Times -The President's instructions -Pentagon Papers -Kissinger -Kissinger -Interviews -Ronald L. Ziegler -Haldeman -Talks with Haldeman and Mitchell -State Department -India-Pakistan War -Possible leaks The President's trip to California -Mitchell's schedule -Talk with Rogers -Haldeman's presence Kissinger -Possible talk -Possible talk with the President -Complaints regarding Rogers and State Department -Possible talk with Mitchell -Rockefeller -Relations with Kissinger The President's schedule -Recent meeting with Rogers in Florida -Rogers's interest -Dinner with Rogers, Hoover and Rebozo -Plane trip -Meeting with Hoover, Rogers and Adele (Langston) Rogers -Haldeman's meeting with Rogers -Meetings with Rogers -Kissinger's presence -Meetings with foreign leaders -African leaders -Upper Volta -Kissinger's presence -Kissinger’s presence -Georges J.R. Pompidou
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
-Willy Brandt -Manner -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Kissinger's notes -Trip to California -Mitchell -Talk with Kissinger -Timing -Talks with Kissinger and Rogers -The President’s instructions -Anderson -Investigation -Ehrlichman Kissinger -Relations with the President -Hypothetical relations with Connally as President -Kissinger's tenure in office -Rogers's tenure in office -Contrasted with other Cabinet members -Cambodia and Laos -Pentagon Papers -Encouragement The President's trip to California Unknown matter Mitchell and Haldeman left at 6:00 pm.
Conversation No. 643-14 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown after 6:00 pm until 6:01 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with unknown people.
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-13 (cont.)
[Unintelligible] The President and the unknown people left at 6:01 pm.
Conversation No. 643-15 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:01 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] met. Schedules The unknown people [agents] left at an unknown time before 11:59 pm
Conversation No. 643-9 Date: January 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:01 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met. [An unknown man talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 6:01 and 11:59 pm.] [Conversation No. 643-9A] [Unintelligible] [End of telephone conversation] [Unintelligible]
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 643-15 (cont.)
The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.