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Date: 
Feb 08, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 667-1 Date: February 8, 1972 Time: 10:25 am - 12:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Alexander P. Butterfield. Environmental program message, February 8, 1972 -President’s signature -Pens as gifts -Upcoming photograph opportunity -John C. Whitaker -Pens Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:00 am. The President’s schedule -Congressional leaders and cabinet meeting -William P. Rogers -John B. Connally -Hugh Scott -Connally -Scott -Rogers -Effectiveness -Reaction -Scott -Rhetoric -Duration -Elliot L. Richardson -Compromise -Earl L. Butz -Dock strike Butz -Helping the President -Farming -Butz’s position -Support of farmers -Clifford M. Hardin -Compared to Butz
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Food prices -Wholesale and retail -Beef -Hamburger The President’s schedule -Connally -Robert S. McNamara -Peter M. Flanigan -Attendance at upcoming meeting -Henry A. Kissinger -Flanigan The President’s speech, February 7, 1972 -New York Times -The President’s view -Drafting -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Audience for speech Speech writing -Price -Douglas L. Hallett -University of Nebraska speech -Patrick J. Buchanan -News coverage -University of Nebraska speech -Audience for February 7, 1972 speech -The President’s work on Vietnam peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -Kissinger draft -Length -Style -Cheer lines -Frequency of speeches -Price -William L. Safire -Style of speeches -Improvements Connally -Memorandum to the President about Value-added tax [VAT]
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Flanigan and Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman’s reply -Memorandum -Treasury Department Instructions for Haldeman to meet with Connally and Kissinger -Connally -Scheduling -White House -President’s instructions on handling -Letters -Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -Kissinger -Flanigan -Schedule -Ability to accomplish work -Meetings with ambassadors -Congressmen -William P. Pannell -Example -Ambasador from Mauritania -Ehrlichman -Handling -Kissinger -Letters to Rogers and Melvin R. Laird -Telephone -Letters -Discretion -Copy of Ehrlichman memorandum to Haldeman -Possible talk with Ehrlichman The President’s schedule -Center for Voluntary Action -Dinner -Awards -Awardees -Eunice (Kennedy) Shriver -Presentation -Bipartisan leaders meeting -Butterfield -Ronald L. Ziegler
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Armed Services Committee -Foreign Relations Committee -Appropriations Committee -Foreign policy draft -Safire -Length -Speeches -February 7, 1972 -Quality -Meeting -Political interests involved Connally -Involvement with the 1990 Conference -Maurice H. Stans Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:25 am. -1990 Conference program -Call from Connally’s office Bull left at an unknown time before 11:00 am. -Economics Speeches -Possible alternative -Writers -Price -Previous conversation with Haldeman -PRC -The President’s preparation -Amount of time -Writers -Computers -Speechwriting -Amount of work involved -Understanding Connally -Activism
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull [?] entered and left at an unknown time before 11:00 am. -Panels -Luncheons -James D. Hodgson -Lunch -Scheduling -Attendance Speeches -Scheduling -Suggestions from Haldeman -Dictation -Drafts -Critiques -Amount of time -Price -Outline -Draft -State of the Union address -Talking points -Reading -State of the Union -Reading -Lyndon B. Johnson -Harry S. Truman -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Speechwriters -Television -Radio -Comparisons to the President -The President -New York Times Bull entered at an unknown time after between 10:25 am. Request that Ziegler come to the Oval Office Bull left at an unknown time before 11:00 am. Speeches
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Planning -Text -Preparation -Cameras -Prepared text -Importance Ziegler entered at 11:00 am. -February 7, 1972 speech -Press coverage -Television -Advanced text -Benefits -Live coverage -Preferred times Scheduling -Preferences -Time of day -Television -Advantages and disadvantages -Radio -Newspapers -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] and the Today show -Radio -Possible impact Scott -Post leadership briefing -Dock strike -Losses in 1972 -Vietnam -Foreign policy -Alternatives -President’s 1960 platform statement -Statistics -Vietnam -Casualties -Age -Rogers -Loyalty
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Ziegler’s schedule -Environmental message -William D. Ruckelshaus and Russell E. Train Messages -Suggestions from the President -Length of time -Number of words -Desired length -Teleprompter -Dinners -Messages -Dinners -Length Speeches -Speechwriting -Idiom -State of the Union address -February 7, 1972 speech -PRC -Price -Speechwriting compared with advertising -Intricacies -Scott -Gerald R. Ford -Speechwriting style -Safire [?] -L. Richard Guylay memorandum -Scott Haldeman’s statement on Today show -Main story on the major networks Leaders meeting -Kissinger -Previous conversation with Ziegler -Manila conference, 1966 -Lyndon B. Johnson -Negotiations -Unilateral declaration
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Senators -Columnists -Haldeman’s statement -Reaction by leaders Haldeman’s statement -Robert D. Novak -Edmund S. Muskie -Vietnam policy -Ziegler’s view -Democrats -Polls -Reaction of Nancy Ziegler’s mother -McCarthyism -“Average” radio listener The President’s background Harry S. Dent -President’s relationship with the press -South Leaders meeting -Press briefing Media relations -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -Muskie story -Timing -Press -Conferences -Today show -Haldeman’s comments -Haldeman’s comments -Reporters -Press corps -Opposition to the President -Allen S. Drury -Washington Star -Differences discussed -Strategy -Fairness from the administration
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Methods used by the press -1960 -Herbert G. Klein’s view -Media bias -Press confrences -Lyndon B. Johnson -John F. Kennedy -Number of press conferences -Cabinet meeting -Role of Press secretary -Questions and answers -Ziegler -Timing -Location Leaders meeting -Jack F. Kemp -William A. Steiger -William E. Brock, III -Steiger -Brock Haldeman’s statement -Response from Democrats -Unknown person -Cameras -Rogers -Statements -Impressions on country -News -Critics -Vietnam -Communism -Joseph C. Kraft -South Vietnam -George S. McGovern -Communism -Possible ceasefire -Ziegler’s view Vietnam -Democrats
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu -Prisoners of War [POW’s] -Strategy -Negotiations -Communists -South Vietnam -Thieu -Haldeman’s statement -Presidential responsibilities -Criticism of the President -Support for the President -Ceasefire -Public opinion -Thieu -Muskie -Statement -Joseph W. Alsop -Settlement -Public sentiment -Election -Presidential responsibilities -Public reaction -Media coverage -Criticism Ziegler left at 11:32 am. Dent Media relations -Connally -National mood -Muskie -Possible program Issues -President’s schedule -Ability to take on new challenges -PRC -Moscow -Upcoming visits -Vietnam war
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Unemployment -Rate -Desired rate -Budgets -Economy -California -Unemployment rate -Robert H. Finch -Haldeman -Schedule Connally -Talk with Ehrlichman -Ehrlichman’s location -Schedule -Experience as governor The President’s schedule -Ambassadors -Vice President -Kissinger -Rogers -Abilities -Compared to Kissinger -Leaders meeting -Kissinger -Rogers -Haldeman Rogers -Defense of the President -Compared to Kissinger -Ziegler’s view Kissinger -Press briefings -Television -Knowledge -John A. Scali -The President’s speech -Press conference -Kissinger’s approach
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-1972 election -Rogers’s statement -Substance -The President -Rogers -Media -Superficiality Political leaders -Congress -Barry M. Goldwater -Ronald W. Reagan -Belief in simplification -Effectiveness -Kissinger’s effectiveness -Knowledge -1969 -Spokesman -Briefings -Rogers -Scali - Effectiveness as a briefer -Ehrlichman -White House spokesman -Cabinet officers -Competition -Rogers -Laird -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Peace proposal -Kissinger’s trips to Paris -Rogers -Dobrynin -Chou en-Lai -Dialogue -Chinese -Kissinger’s intelligence -Chou en-Lai -Relationship with Kissinger Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 11:32 am.
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Inquiry about request for Butterfield’s presence Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:55 am. Media relations -Briefing system -Changes -White House staff -Cabinet -Kissinger -British Broadcasting Company [BBC] -Special -Eve of PRC trip -British press -Potential stories -Barbara Walters -Interview -Today show -BBC -Possible advantages -Congress -American networks -Interview -Return from PRC -Poor Richard’s Club -Philadelphia -Audience -Influence Kissinger entered at 11:55 am. PRC trip -Briefing book -Chinese -Chou En-Lai -Previous conversation with Kissinger -Position Haldeman left at 11:56 am. -Reading material for the President -Kissinger
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Memoranda -Briefing book -The President’s schedule -PRC position -The President’s position -Recommendations -Chou En-Lai -Kissinger -Briefing book South Asia -Robert S. McNamara -Kissinger’s location -India and Pakistan -Kissinger’s previous conversation with Connally and Rogers -Humanitarian relief -Pakistan -Bangladesh -Briefing paper -India -Possible US aid -Trip -Purpose -India -Haldeman -Edward M. Kennedy -Robert F. Kennedy’s son -Joan Kennedy -Upcoming visit -Reception -Kissinger -Upcoming lunch with Indian ambassador [Lakshmi Kant Jha] -Timing -Aid -Edward Kennedy’s upcoming visit to India -India -Congressional votes
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Leaders meeting -Scott -Speech -The President’s speech -Manila Conference,1966 -Lyndon B. Johnson -Negotiations -Unilateral statement -President’s role Democrats -George S. McGovern -Scott’s opinion -Hubert H. Humphrey -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Possible reaction
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Algeria -Gen. Charles A.J.M. De Gaulle -Radicals -France
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-US -Timing -Number of years -Opposition on right Vietnam -South Vietnam -Communists -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Dinner attendance at British embassy -Arthur Goldberg statement -Muskie -Democrats -Stewart J.O. Alsop -Muskie -North Vietnamese -News summary -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Possible deal -Upcoming presidential election -Dobrynin -Talk with Kissinger -EC-121 shootdown [April 1969] -Cambodia -Laos -Offensive -Effect -Negotiations -Negotiations -Bombing -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Timing -Military affairs -Possible stories from Pentagon -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] Reorganization -Second term tasks -State Department -Defense Department personnel -Moorer -Previous conversation with the President
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Arthur W. Radford -Moorer -Gen. William C. Westmoreland retirement -Timing -Haig -Kissinger’s recommendation to the President -Vice Chief of Staff -Qualifications -Kenneth E. Belieu -Upcoming conversation with Kissinger -Loyalty -PRC and USSR trips -Moorer retirement -Chairman of JCS -Haig’s possible future Vietnam -Bombing -Targets -Military thinking -Military art -World Wars I and II -Winston L. Churchill -Korean War -Civilian efforts -Korean War -Gen. Douglas MacArthur -Inchon landings -Japan -Wake Island -Yalu River -Bombing -Status -Weather -Targets -Sorties -Carriers -B-52s, A1s, F4s -Timing -South Vietnam -North Vietnam attacks on South Vietnam -Timing
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-PRC trip -US advantages -Expectations -Communication -Lam Son operation -Kissinger’s opinion -Air power -B-52s -US -Experience in warfare -Logistics -MacArthur -Strategy -Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. -Tactics -German commanders -Comparisons -World War I -France -Casualties -First Battle of the Marne -Verdun -[Battle of the Somme] -Austria -Italy -Balkans -MacArthur -Patton -Bombing -Article -US Military -Compared to German military -Cambodia -Laos -Bombing -North Vietnam -Mining -Bombing -Withdrawal -Leonid I. Brezhnev letter Kissinger left at 12:20 pm.
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 667-4 Date: February 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:20 pm and 5:13 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people met. [Unintelligible] The unknown people left at an unknown time before 5:13 pm.
Conversation No. 667-2 Date: February 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:20 pm and 5:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and Manolo Sanchez. Microphone -Location Work with unknown person Sanchez and Bull left at an unknown time before 5:13 pm.
Conversation No. 667-3 Date: February 8, 1972 Time: 5:13 pm - 5:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President’s schedule -Florida -John B. Connally
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Fishing Connally [?] -Memorandum about Value-Added Tax [VAT] -John D. Ehrlichman -White House staff -The President’s alleged comments about VAT Haldeman’s interview on Today show -Ronald L. Ziegler -Handling -John A. Scali -Possible questions for the President -Ziegler -Kissinger Leadership briefing -Hugh Scott and Gerald R. Ford -Haldeman’s comments on Today -Accusation at opponents of administration policy in Vietnam -Scott’s reaction -Context -Press -Press -Kissinger -Ziegler -Public reaction -Telegrams Stephen B. Bull entered and left at an unknown time between 5:13 pm and 5:15 pm. The President’s schedule Haldeman’s comments on Today -Public opinion -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy -Possible statement by the President -Ziegler Memorial service -Llewellyn E. (“Tommy”) Thompson, Jr. -The President’s attendance
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Attendance -William P. Rogers -Military aide -Wreath Rose Mary Woods entered at 5:15 pm. The President’s schedule -Thompson memorial service -Wreath -Canada -Henry A. Kissinger -Possible effect of cancellation -Pierre E. Trudeau ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [National Security] [Duration: 3s ] [Subject: Canada] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ******************************************************************************
Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 5:15 pm. Executive Office Building [EOB] -Briefcase -Books Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:19 pm Schedule Haldeman left at an unknown time before 5:19 pm The President’s schedule -Gen. Walter R. Tkach [?] -Forthcoming talk with Woods
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 ****************************************************************************** Woods left at 5:19 pm. Conversation No. 667-5 Date: February 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:19 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office Stephen B. Bull met with unknown people [Secret Service agents]. [Unintelligible] An agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 5:19 pm. [Conversation No. 667-5A] [Unintelligible]
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[End of telephone conversation] [Unintelligible] [The recording was cut-off at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.]