655

Date: 
Jan 25, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 655-1 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: 9:18 am - 9:19 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Charles W. Colson. The President’s schedule -The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -Meeting with Richard M. Scammon -Postponement -Rescheduling -Colson and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Books written with Benjamin J. Wattenberg, The New Majority (1970) -The President’s reading
Conversation No. 655-2 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown after 9:19 am until 9:53 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Speech draft [?] Butterfield left at 9:53 am.
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Conversation No. 655-3 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown before 9:55 am and 12:32 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. India-Pakistan -Unknown person’s conversation with Haldeman -Questions Butterfield left and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 9:55 am. The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -Scheduling -Networks -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] special -Ronald L. Ziegler -Problem -Ziegler’s knowledge of content -Kissinger’s informing -Contact with Haldeman John A. Scali -Henry A. Kissinger’s assessment -State Department -Opinion of William P. Rogers -State Department -Kissinger’s conflict with Rogers -Haldeman’s reluctance to inform about Kissinger-Rogers conflict -Scali’s possible book -Kissinger -Kissinger’s view -Haldeman’s view Kissinger -Handling -Clark MacGregor -Problems with Congress -Relations with White House staff -Disagreements
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Patrick J. Buchanan [?] -The President’s talk with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 9:55 am. Unknown object Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:36 am. Scali -Knowledge of content of US peace proposal for Vietnam -Timing of release -White House staff -Leaks -Kissinger -Background information -Networks -Credibility -Previous actions -People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip preparations -Kissinger -Talk with the President -Newsmen in PRC -PRC -Release of information US peace proposal for Vietnam -Edward W. Brooke -Speech before Republicans, January 24, 1972 -Troop withdrawals -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Possible leaks from administration -Kissinger -The President -Defense Department -Brooke’s administrative assistant -Relation to Murrey Marder story -Melvin R. Laird’s concern -Kissinger’s view -Speculation -Speech
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Importance -Effect on the President’s address -Publicity -Effect on the President’s address -Speculation -Possible lessening of impact -Administration strategy -Perception of the President’s forthcoming speech -Secret talks -Nguyen Van Thieu’s resignation -Publicity -Public perception of senators’ speeches -Haldeman’s talk with Kissinger -Kissinger’s briefing, January 26, 1972 -Preparation -The President’s schedule, January 24, 1972 -Talk with Kissinger -Preparation for television set-up -The President’s schedule The President’s schedule -Richard M. Scammon -The President’s recent call to Charles W. Colson -Robert H. Finch
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Finch -Speeches -Importance
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Constituency -News coverage -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Attacks on opponents -Example -Dartmouth College -Schedule -News summary Speeches -News coverage -News summary -John B. Connally -John A. Volpe -George W. Romney -Elliot L. Richardson -Edward M. Kennedy -Volpe -New Hampshire -Rogers C. B. Morton -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
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Budget message, January 24, 1972 -Buchanan’s news analysis -Economy -Conservatives’ reactions to budget proposal -Holmes Alexander -Unknown person
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-News summary -Connally and George P. Shultz -Network appearances -The President’s refusal to comment -Ziegler’s reaction -Ziegler -Performance -Quality as a news story -Connally’s view -Compared to that of rest of Cabinet -Blame and credit for the President -Rogers’s and Laird’s reactions -Connally’s actions -Shultz -Deficits -Problem -Significance as issue -State of economy -Democrats’ suggestions -Human resources -Defense -Ceiling -Concrete alternatives -Press coverage Economy -Wage and price controls -Colson -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Connally’s outline -Dan Rather’s question during interview, January 2, 1972 -Paul W. McCracken -The President’s response -Duration of controls -Inflation -Connally’s view -Shultz’s view -Buchanan’s comments -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Reaction -Shultz’s understanding
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-McCracken’s assessment -Administration reaction -Herbert Stein -Shultz -Connally -Result -Rumsfeld and Shultz -Connally’s plan -Cabinet meeting -Need for Administration unity -Duration of controls -Inflation -Goal -Press News summaries -Buchanan -Work -Organization -Quality -Frequency -Need for perspective -Coverage of issues -News coverage of administration policy issues -Forthcoming campaign -The President’s annotations -Buchanan’s outlook -Vietnam -PRC announcement -Economy -Inflation Economy -Economic writers -Buchanan’s assessment -Left wing -Equivocation -McCracken’s memoranda News coverage of administration -Hugh S. Sidey article
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Criticism of the President’s forthcoming trip to PRC -Expense of television coverage -Compared with John F. Kennedy’s foreign travel -Thesis -Democrats -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Publicity -The President’s trips, 1961-69 -Publicity -Time-Life Corporation -New Hampshire -Television networks -Primary -Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson -Televised news conferences -Double standard -Sidey -Possible conversation with Haldeman -Possible conversation with Ziegler -Recent article -Fairness -Effect -Writing about underdogs -Power of the presidency -Sidey -Purpose of writing -Frustration of the President’s opponents -New Hampshire primary -PRC trip -The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech -The President’s talk with Kissinger, January 24, 1972 -Kissinger’s concerns -Criticism -Press anger, attacks -Bias -Kissinger’s backgrounders -Television -Press conferences -Vietnam announcements -November 3, 1971 -Cambodia announcement, April 30, 1970
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Effect on polls -The President’s efforts -Press conference, statement -California -Laos invasion -Handling -Budget -Connally -Laos -Handling -Kissinger’s backgrounders -The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech -Public reaction -POWs -Wives -Thieu resignation -Possible reaction -Intellectuals -Accusation of surrender -Initiation of offer -Election -PRC trip -Jack N. Anderson [?] -Vietnam -Kissinger’s view -Fear of US victory The President’s State of the Union Address -Buchanan and Raymond K. Price, Jr.’s theses -John D. Ehrlichman’s view -The President’s view The President’s interview with Rather -The President’s tactics -Buchanan’s view -Alexander column -Other officials’ views -Desire for fight Buchanan thesis on the presidency -Controversy in issues
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Desirability -Compared with presidential stature -Ehrlichman’s view -Incumbency -Price’s view -Campaigning -1970 election -Media reaction -1972 campaign -Edith Efron’s book [The News Twisters] -Credibility -[Forename unknown] Weiner [sp?] -Ehrlichman -Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944 -World War II Ziegler entered at 10:36 am. The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech -Scheduling -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] and Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -NBC -Special, The Search for the Nile -West Coast viewers -ABC movie -NBC special -Audience make-up -School children -Size -NBC -Compared to ABC, CBS -Scheduled network programs -CBS -Hawaii Five-O -Special, I’m a Fan -Dick Van Dyke -Carol Channing -Ziegler’s call to the networks -ABC, CBS preference -NBC preference
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Administration review and decision-making -Audience -West Coast consideration -Advance announcement -News build-up -Brooke -Audience -Replaying out-takes -West -Value -Scheduling -Press briefing -Congress -A Day in the Life of the President -NBC special on the Nile River -Serialization -Audience make-up -Compared with probable audience for CBS and ABC scheduled programs -Hawaii Five-O -All in the Family -Archie Bunker -Michael Stivick All in the Family -ABC -Writers -Background -Paul W. Keyes -Intentions and results -Bunker -Compared to Stivick -Prejudices -Possible changes to character -Changes -Social message -Compared to entertainment value -Compared with movie, Joe -Ziegler’s viewing -Portrayal of blacks
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech -Scheduling Kissinger entered at 10:48 am. -Notification of Thieu -West Coast consideration -Networks’ preferences -Radio audience on West Coast -NBC special -Compared with ABC movie and CBS special -Audiences -Ziegler’s briefing Ziegler left at 10:51 am. -Connally’s views -Lack of proposals in Johnson Administration -Johnson’s possible reaction -Paris talks -“Shape of the table” phrase -Release of text -The President’s May 14, 1969 announcement -Origins of wars -Study -Possible deletion -Public opinion -Private comment -Safire’s view -Purpose for inclusion -William L. Safire’s work -Deletions -Connally’s views -Diction -Thieu’s forthcoming statement -Quality of suggestions -Rogers -Safire’s work -Cute phrases -Deletion -Kissinger’s forthcoming briefing
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Details of agreement -Complexity -Press reception -Residual force -POWs -Eight-point plan -Previous withdrawal and cease-fire for POWs offers -May 31, 1971 -Kissinger’s call to Ellsworth F. Bunker, January 24, 1972 -South Vietnamese perception of plan -Complexity -Two stage plan, October 11, 1971 -US flexibility -Residual force -North Vietnamese reaction -POW for troop withdrawal proposal -Cease-fire -Variations on terms -Public statements -Duration -David Kraslow’s call to Kissinger, January 25, 1972 -Brooke’s speech -Kissinger’s speech to Women’s National Press Club in New York City, January 26, 1972 The President left at an unknown time before 11:07 am. -Brooke speech -Leak to Brooke -Laird -Possible effect -Speculation -Leaks -Laird’s call to Kissinger, January 22, 1972 -Vietnam bombing -Troop withdrawal for POWs proposal -State Department reaction -Robert J. McCloskey -Compared with Dwight L. Chapin’s probable reaction -Call to Haldeman or Ziegler -Ziegler
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Kraslow’s call to Kissinger -Accusation -POW troop withdrawal for POWs proposal -North Vietnamese refusal -New York Times -Kraslow’s deadline The President entered at an unknown time after 10:56 am. -Troop withdrawal for POWs proposal -North Vietnamese reaction -Kraslow’s call to Kissinger -Differentiation from previous proposal -Kraslow -Possible media reactions -Washington Post -New York Times -Time -Newsweek -Compared with reaction to Cambodia and November 3, 1969 statements -Agreement -Administration strategy -Reasons behind disagreement -Compared with criticism on PRC trip and India-Pakistan policy India-Pakistan -US policy -Kurt Waldheim’s views -United Nations [UN] vote Waldheim -Compared to U Thant The President’s trip to PRC -Initial reactions -Revised reactions -Possible success -Edward Kennedy’s comments -PRC embassy in Ottawa The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Connally’s view -Initial reaction, January 20, 1972 -Current view -Suggestions -Deletions -Qualities POW families -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting -Organizing for campaign -News summary -Sidey’s [?] view -Primaries -Democrats -Possible effect of the President’s speech -Previous talks with Kissinger -Plea for deadline -Previous talks with the President -Cease-fire and Thieu resignation -POWs Time’s scenario on Vietnam -News summary -The President’s trip to PRC -Possible North Vietnamese offensive against South Vietnam -Possible effect -Likelihood -Effect of the President’s speech Ziegler entered at 11:07 am. The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech -Scheduling -ABC movie -CBS interruption of Hawaii Five-O -Ziegler’s forthcoming press briefing -Length of speech -Complications of reporting approximate length -Address -Compared to statement -Questions from reporters
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Nature of speech -Ziegler’s conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -The President’s possible meeting with William J. Porter -Photograph -Kissinger’s meeting with Porter -Length -Significance of address -Caution to reporters about speculation -Fixed withdrawal date -Previous North Vietnamese refusal of proposal to New York Times, January 21 -Ziegler’s credibility -Porter -Schedule Ziegler left at 11:14 am. Thieu -Speech, January 26, 1972 -Speech -Reference to reelection -US stance -Possible resignation -Possible effect -Laird -Kissinger’s call, January 25, 1972 -Briefing by Haig -Testimony before Congress -Bunker -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Porter Vietnam -Laird -Bombing attacks -Call to Kissinger, January 22, 1972 -Dealing with Haldeman -Bombing -Washington Post story by Mike Getler -Accuracy -Duration
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-The President’s effort -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Defense Department -Targets -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Gen. Robert E. Pursley -Restrictions -Haig’s return from PRC -Congressional schedule -Weather -Possible success -Protest to French by Hanoi -Damage -Washington Post story -Leaks -Possible call to Laird -Rogers -Duration -Laird’s view -JCS view Ziegler entered at 11:17 am. Vietnam peace proposal speech -Brooke speech -POWs for deadline -Viet Cong reaction -Ziegler’s briefing -Caution to reporters about speculation -Viet Cong Ziegler left at 11:18 am Vietnam -Bombing -Possible calls to Laird and Moorer -Duration -JCS -The President’s order -Compared to JCS request -Targets
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Restrictions -Record -Possible White House publication -Washington Post story leak -JCS -Pursley -Clark M. Clifford -Doves -Air Force -Air Force -Weather -Visibility -Laos -Restriction -Weather -February, March 1971 -Duration -Washington Post story leak -Robert C. Seamans, Jr. -Knowledge of bombing -Laird -Defense Department and JCS -Moorer -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with the President -Possible White House action
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-Position -Recent meeting
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Compared to Laird
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-Laird -Targets -White House position -Haldeman’s forthcoming talk with Laird -Selection of targets -Restrictions -JCS and Defense Department -Duration of bombing -Extension Leaks -Laird -State Department -Rogers -Troop withdrawals -Departments -White House Responsibility for issues and actions -Connally -Shultz -John N. Mitchell -Connally -Philosophy -The President’s role -Compared to that of staff and Cabinet
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Compared with John F. Dulles with Dwight D. Eisenhower -Kissinger’s experience during Kennedy administration -Bureaucracy -Difficulty for Republican president -Connally -Bureaucracy -Leaks U. Alexis Johnson -Conversation with Kissinger, January 24, 1972 -Views of political climate of Washington, DC -Difficulty of meetings -Loyalty -Foreign service -Compared to John N. Irwin, II Irwin Ambassadorial position -Richard M. Paget -Connally -Roy L. Ash Council -William P. Clements -Irwin -[David] Kenneth Rush -Rogers State Department -Reorganization -Schedule -1972 election The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech -Kissinger’s briefing of Congressmen and Senators -Carl B. Albert -[Thomas] Hale Boggs -Gerald R. Ford -Allen J. Ellender -John C. Stennis -Michael J. Mansfield -Hugh Scott
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-J. William Fulbright -George D. Aiken -Stennis -Margaret Chase Smith -Thomas E. Morgan -William S. Mailliard -F. Edward Hebert -Leslie C. Arends -Barry M. Goldwater -Stennis -Complexity of plan -Hebert -Possible meeting, January 26, 1972 -Ronald W. Reagan -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Lyndon Johnson -Goldwater and Stennis -John G. Tower -Schedule -Attendance -The President -Leadership meeting, January 25, 1972 -The President’s attendance -The President’s comments -Haig -Kissinger’s briefing -TV press -Leaders -Writing press -Complexity -Alteration -Kissinger’s meeting with the President, January 24, 1971 -Stages -Ceasefire and withdrawal -Acceptance of terms -North Vietnamese and Viet Cong -Brooke speech -Alternate plans -Administration strategy -Seven points -Colson
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Scali -Herbert G. Klein -MacGregor -Attack on opponents -List of US concessions -Reading by Kissinger, January 26, 1972 -Summer 1971 -Thieu’s offer to resign Ziegler entered at 11:30 am. -Ziegler’s briefing -Brooke speech -Release of nature of speech -Speculation -Effect -Diplomacy Ziegler left at 11:31 am. -Public interest -Brooke speech -Benefits -North Vietnam’s turndown of proposal of withdrawal for POWs -Kissinger’s forthcoming briefing -US compliance with nine points -Resignation of Thieu -Installation of communist government in South Vietnam -Liberals -Administration opponents -Analogy to May 14, 1969 statement -Probable media reaction -Withdrawal date -POWs -North Vietnam’s turndown of proposal -Publicity -New York Times proposal -Laotian military victories -Porter -Possible rejection of Administration proposals -Secret talks
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Compared with reaction if the President did not make speech -Senate -Military victory -Negotiations -POWs wives -Rather’s interview with the President -The President’s responses -Rather -Public reaction -Negotiations -Vietnamization -Possible military action -Fulfillment of the President’s promises -Criticism -Administration line -News summaries -Colson’s efforts -Obstacles facing Administration -Historical perspective PRC trip -Press -Number of invitees -Robert B. Considine -Influence -Previous trip to Soviet Union -Credibility -Number -Trade-off -Secret Service -Communications staff -PRC’s views -Ziegler -Conversation with Haig -Technical staff -Writer The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech -Final draft -Timing -Typing problems
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Safire -Schedule -Connally’s changes -Deletion -Conference table shape PRC trip -Invitations -Safire -Buchanan -Soviet Union trip -Conservatives -Safire -Klein -Benefits after return -Scali -Previous Administration inaction -Mark I. Goode and William H. Carruthers -Television coverage -Importance -Goode and Carruthers -Appearance of public relations presence -PRC -Press -Television experts -Goode and Carruthers -Chapin -Ability -Recognition of photograph opportunities -Great Wall, Forbidden Palace -Hawaiian opportunity with astronauts -Goode -Goode -Klein -Press staff -Scali, Buchanan, Ziegler -Official party status -Ability -Salesmanship -Contact with the President -Emil (“Bus”) Mosbacher, Jr.
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Ambassadorship to Spain -Acceptance -Value -Gifts -Gifts -Chapin -Value -Klein -Alvin Snyder -Benefits -TV transmission -Incorporation of duties -Klein, Scali, Ziegler -Klein -Benefits -Value -Return from trip -Briefing The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech -Release to Ziegler -Timing -Kissinger -Check with Rose Mary Woods -Preparation for briefing -Complexity -Improvements in text -Kissinger’s previous meeting with the President -Kissinger’s schedule -Relaxation -Study of previous record -Woods -Probable reaction Kissinger left at 11:52 am. PRC trip -Invitations -Klein -Snyder -Goode and Carruthers
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Chapin -Television experts -Compared with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s trip to Africa -Staff -Goode -Work with the President on State of the Union -Snyder -Klein -Soviet Union -Scali -Klein -Administration efforts -Value -Emphasis on domestic issues -Ehrlichman -Shultz -Public relations impact of PRC trip -Rank -Military aides -John V. Brennan -Vernon C. Coffey, Jr. -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Brennan -Michael Schrauth -Family -Schedule -Hangchow -Talks -Length of stay -Kissinger’s view -Hangchow and Shanghai -Value -Compared with Soviet Union trip -Moscow -Leningrad, Novosibirsk and Sverdlovsk -Spontaneous events -Television Kissinger -Health -Dr. W. Kenneth Riland
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Work on peace proposal speech -Effect -Riland -Transportation to White House
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PRC trip -Invitations -Klein -Domestic work -Ehrlichman -Shultz -Possible misinterpretation -Colson -Ehrlichman -Cabinet officers -Klein -Performance -Domestic work -Soviet trip -Previous trip -Soviet trip -White House staff -Official party status -Woods and Buchanan -Social functions -Receiving line -Secretaries -Kissinger’s office
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Nellie L. Yates -Marjorie P. Acker -Acker -Qualifications -Rogers’s office -Security concerns -Secret Service -Press coverage -Car -PRC airplane -Taiwan, Republic of China [ROC] story
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CHINA
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29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
PRC trip -Staff -Shortages -Communications -Kissinger and Rogers -Telephones -Schedule reminders -Advancemen -Marshall Green and Alfred Le S. Jenkins -Kissinger -Staff -Anticipated work -Staff -Follow-up upon return home -Exhaustion -Advance staff -Health -Time change -Food -Ehrlichman -Weather -Work level -Doctors -Riland -Gen. Walter R. Tkach -Need -Number of people -Press -Advance staff -Riland -Rockefeller’s trip -Duties -Tkach -The President -Staff illness -Mrs. Nixon -Constance M. (Cornell) Stuart -Ziegler -Schedule -Schrauth -Television coverage
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Events -Petroleum factory -Art museum -The President’s schedule -Stuart -Independent activity -Television coverage -Mosbacher -Ambassadorship to Spain -Haldeman’s conversation with Chapin and Haig -Need -Haldeman -Rank -Role -Klein An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 11:52 am. The President’s schedule -Finch The unknown man left at an unknown time before 12:15 pm. PRC trip -Staff -Duties -Klein, Mosbacher, Goode and Carruthers -TV coverage -Snyder -Scali -Buchanan -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Buchanan -Kissinger’s staff -Price -Lee W. Huebner -Safire -Buchanan -Soviet trip Soviet trip
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-Price and Safire -Press corps -Admission to the Soviet Union Vietnam -Washington Post story -Haldeman’s forthcoming conversation with Laird Finch entered at 12:15 pm. Finch’s schedule Kissinger -Riland’s schedule -[Unintelligible name] -Riland’s and Tkach’s schedule Haldeman left at 12:16 pm.
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The President left at an unknown time before 12:18 pm. Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:16 pm. Alexander P. Butterfield entered and Sanchez left at 12:18 pm.
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32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
The President entered at an unknown time after 12:18 pm. The President’s schedule -Congressional leadership meeting -William E. Timmons -Schedule -Budget presentation -Probable length -Stein Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:23 pm. Woods [The President talked with Woods at an unknown time between 12:18 pm and 12:23 pm.] [Conversation No. 655-3A] Speech draft -Schedule [End of telephone conversation] The President’s Vietnam peace proposal speech -Schedule -Liberals -North Vietnam Vietnam -Secret negotiations -Paris -Xuan Thuy -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters -Origin -Fall 1969 -Le Duc Tho -Xuan Thuy -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Airport landings -Walters -Meetings with Xuan Thuy and Le Duc Tho
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
Woods entered at 12:23 pm. The President’s speech draft -Changes -Legibility -Grammar -Deletion -Kissinger -Addition -Connally [The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 12:23 pm and 12:32 pm.] [Conversation No. 655-3B] -Paris negotiations reference -Retention [End of telephone conversation] -Ziegler -Woods’s work ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 27 [Privacy] [Duration: 17s ]
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Woods left at an unknown time before 12:32 pm. The President’s schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] office -Oval Office
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-3 (cont.)
-TV set-up for speech -California Finch -Conversation with Maj. Gen. James D. (“Don”) Hughes [?] -POW’s -Finch’s fundraising effort for Hughes’s [?] activities Lunch The President and Finch left at 12:32 pm.
Conversation No. 655-4 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:32 pm and 8:19 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met. The President’s location -Executive Office Building [EOB] [An unknown agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:32 pm and 8:19 pm.] [Conversation No. 655-4A] The President’s location -EOB ************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [National Security] [Duration: 2s ]
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-4 (cont.)
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[End of telephone conversation] Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 8:19 pm.
Conversation No. 655-5 Date: January 25, 1972 Time: 8:19 pm - unknown before 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Mark I. Goode, William H. Carruthers, and unknown television technicians. [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Preparation for forthcoming speech -Placement of lighting [?] -Microphone -Placement of speech pages -Lighting -Microphone -Placement of speech pages -Camera angles -Air time -Temperature of room -Air time -Running time -Earpiece -Connection -Air time -Outside camera shot -Air time -Outside shot -Air time
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-5 (cont.)
-The President’s hair -Cue The President delivered his Address to the Nation Making Public a Plan for Peace in Vietnam between 8:30 pm and an unknown time before 8:55 pm.] [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 100-105] Lights -Shadows The President’s gratitude Christmas program, 1971 -Quality -Compliments -Compared to other Columbia Broadcasting Corporation [CBS] programs -The President’s performance -Film crew -Unknown person’s work The President’s interview with Dan Rather, January 2, 1972 -Set-up Ronald L. Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 8:19 pm. Gerald R. Ford’s and Leslie C. Arends’s schedule -Flight -Wives Unknown person’s [Goode’s] schedule The President and Ziegler left at 8:55 pm. Production staff Clean-up -General Services Administration [GSA] crew [General conversation]
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 655-5 (cont.)
-Gratitude -Wide angle camera shot -Paper Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.