668

Date: 
Feb 09, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 668-1 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:58 am and 8:28 am Location: Oval Office Stephen B. Bull [?] met with an unknown person. [Unintelligible] Bull left at an unknown time before 8:28 am.
Conversation No. 668-2 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:58 am and 8:28 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. Instruction to carry an unknown time Executive Office Building [EOB] The unknown person left at an unknown time 8:28 am.
Conversation No. 668-3 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:58 am and 8:28 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-75]
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Conversation No. 668-4 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: 8:28 am - 8:31 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Newspapers
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The Presidents schedule -Camp David -Timing -Possible press conference
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Conv. No. 668-4 (cont.)
Gen. Walter R. Tkach -Unknown man -Promotion -Birthday -Promotion -Copy President’s schedule Woods left at 8:31 am.
Conversation No. 668-5 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: 8:31 am - 8:32 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with John N. Erlenborn. [See Conversation No. 20-76]
Conversation No. 668-6 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: 8:34 am - 8:35 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with John T. Myers. [See Conversation No. 20-77; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 668-7 Date: February 9, 1972
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Time: 8:39 am - 8:40 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with John M. Zwach. [See Conversation No. 20-78]
Conversation No. 668-8 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:40 am and 8:44 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 20-79]
Conversation No. 668-9 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: 8:44 am - 8:45 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Gen. Walter R. Tkach. [See Conversation No. 20-80; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
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Conversation No. 668-10 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:45 am and 9:19 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Memorial service -Compared to funeral -Cathedral Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am. -Llewellyn E. (“Tommy”) Thompson, Jr. -Timing Haldeman and Bull left at an unknown time before 9:19 am.
Conversation No. 668-11 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:45 am and 9:19 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Memorial service -Timing -William P. Rogers Butterfield left at an unknown time before 9:19 am.
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Conversation No. 668-12 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:45 am and 10:40 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Foreign policy meeting -Analysis -Vietnam -News summary -Importance -Reaction -Hugh Scott -Dock strike -Editorials and columns -Reaction -William P. Rogers and John B. Connally -Ronald L. Ziegler -Rogers and Connally -Talk with Haldeman -Countries -Proposal for Rogers -Country visits -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Europe -Henry A. Kissinger -Wilderberg [sp?] conference -Canada -Kissinger’s attendance -Number of years -Southern New England -Vienna -Munich Invitations -Japan -Kissinger -Timing after upcoming trip to PRC -University
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
-Possible plans -Rogers -Latin American countries -Japan -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Proposed announcement -Haldeman’s instructions to Rogers PRC Trip -Briefings -Types Rogers’s schedule -Kissinger -South America -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] meeting -Central Treaty Organization [CENTO] meeting -Southeast Asia Treaty Organization [SEATO] meeting -Romanians -Yugoslavs -Latin America -Rogers’s duties Japan -Kissinger -Invitation -Rogers -Possible significance of Kissinger trip Rogers -Reaction to handling of Haldeman’s Today show interview Nicholas and Alexandra premiere -Location -Haldeman’s attendance -Rasputin -The President’s attendance -Florida -Audience support for Haldeman -Betty Beale
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am. Stephen B. Bull’s return -President’s questions The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:19 am. Nicholas and Alexandra preview -Support for Haldeman -Beale -Helena M. (“Obie”) Shultz Democrats
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Vietnam negotiations -Ngo Dinh Diem -Death criticized by the President -The President’s posture as candidate News stories -Connally -Rogers -Talk with Haldeman -Washington Post editorial -State of the Union Message -Administration response -Rogers -Ziegler
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
-Haldeman -Agnew -Crosby S. Noyes -Ziegler -Kissinger -Vietnam February 7, 1972 speech [Remarks to White House Conference on Industrial World Ahead] -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -William L. Safire -PRC -President’s “ad lib” near end of speech -Maurice H. Stans -Previous conversation with Haldeman -PRC -Foreign policy Speech -Connally -Stans -Timing Draft of Foreign Policy Report radio speech, February 9, 1972 -The President’s efforts to end the war -Honorable peace -Withdrawal of troops -Number -Casualties -Air power -Budget costs -Draft -Peace offer -Criticism -1968 -Negotiations -The President’s comments as candidates -Criticism -Candidates’ responsibility -Avoiding prolonging war -Peace -Trust in US
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
-John A. Scali -Press -Selling out -A question of sincerity -The President’s policy -Critics -Presidential candidates -Criticism -Prolonging the war -Responsibility -Comparisons -Kissinger -“Postpone the Peace” -Line from the President -Optimism -Candidates’ statements -Wording -Cautiousness -Surrender compared with victory -Nicholas and Alexandra -Comparisons to the present time -Alexander Kerensky and Tsar Nicholas II -Criticism -Presidential candidates -Honorable peace -Communists -Cold War -South Vietnam -Haldeman’s opinion -Scali’s statements -Prisoners of war [POWs] compared to Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu -Ziegler -American support -Surrender option -“Peace with honor” Press conference -Possible appearance on television by the President Vietnam -Rogers
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
-The President’s forthcoming radio speech -Candidates’ criticism -Possible enemy incentive -Prolong the war -Election -Presidential statements -Haldeman statements -Agnew statements -Editorials -A question of patriotism -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Haldeman’s comments -Claim -Ziegler An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time before 9:19 am. Request for Ziegler The President’s forthcoming radio speech -Scali -Concern -State of the World report -Press conference -PRC -Plan by the Administration Ziegler entered at 9:19 am. Ziegler’s schedule -Call from the President, February 8, 1972 -Parent-Teacher Association [PTA] meeting -Compared to Kissinger’s trips to Paris
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
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Vietnam statements -Involvement -Scali -Kissinger -President’s responsibility -Democrats -Criticism and accusations -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Haldeman -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -Sevareid -Washington Post -Editorial -Timing -Agnew -Rogers -The President -Haldeman -Statement about PRC -Democrats -Noyes -Negotiations -Criticism -Assessing blame -Scali -Possible press briefing by Ziegler The President’s forthcoming radio speech -Reading of draft -Ziegler’s opinion -Copies of to press -Distribution -Herbert E. Kaplow -11:00 pm news -Candidates
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
-Criticism -Haldeman statements -New York Times -Ziegler -Washington Post -Ziegler’s complaint -Candidates -Prolong the war -Leaders meeting -Timing -Negotiations -Ziegler’s view -Responsibilities -Statements -Wording of speech -Ziegler’s opinion -Assistance to the President -George S. McGovern -Surrender -Context -Muskie -McGovern -Kissinger -Briefing -Statements -Safire -Kissinger -PRC -Name -Taiwan, Republic of China -Corrections of text -Vietnam War -Radio -Wording -Candidates’ criticism -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson -Prolonging the war Rose Mary Woods entered at 9:38 am. -Typing
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
-Instructions -Ziegler’s opinion Woods left at 9:43 am. -Draft -POWs -Wording -Possible consequences -President’s view -Teleprompter -Camera -President’s instructions -Distribution -Newsmen -Number -Location -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Broadcast -Amount of time -Preparation by the President -Schedule -Press -Ziegler -Haldeman -News -Editorials
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15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
-Haldeman -Call to Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo -George C. Wallace -Cousin -Rebozo contact -Edmund S. Muskie -Hubert H. Humphrey -Lyndon B. Johnson -1968 -Muskie -Florida primary -Agnew Haldeman’s Today show interview -Press conference -Peter Lisagor -Dan Rather -Briefing -PRC -Story -Ziegler -Press -Barbara Walters’s point -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Transcript availability -Newspapers -Television news services -Timing -Press -Patriotic forces in US -Underestimation -Washington, DC -Reaction -Nicholas and Alexandra -Beale -Anna C. Chennault -PRC ambassador Vietnam -Noyes -Story
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
-Surrender -1970 campaign -Issue -Peace initiative -Public opinion -US involvement -Possible movement to undermine the President’s efforts -Critics -Haldeman’s statements -Possible administration response -Reston -Kissinger -John W. Gardner -Visit to Reston’s home -Tone of columns -Kissinger -Popularity with the media -Haldeman’s comments -Durability as story -PRC trip -Democrats -Future comments The President’s forthcoming radio speech -Kissinger -Vietnam section -Note from Ziegler -Woods -Typing -Teleprompter [The President talked with Woods at an unknown time between 9:43 and 10:09 am.] [Conversation No. 668-12A] -Typing [End of telephone conversation] Jaycees -US Jaycees Governmental Affairs Leadership Seminar
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
-Convention -Atlanta -Timing The President’s schedule -Haldeman’s upcoming conversation with Connally -Abilene, Texas -Unknown Houston publisher -San Antonio -Texas newspapers -Abilene Christian Conference -Rotary -Timing -Jaycees -Timing -Campus Crusade -Timing -Houston -Governors’ conference -Timing -President’s attitude Kissinger’s location -Ziegler’s office -Briefing -Foreign policy report The President’s forthcoming radio speech -Broadcast -Instructions for Ziegler, Haldeman -Coverage 1972 Environmental Program -News coverage -Tape -Camera -Number -Mark I. Goode -Teleprompter -Executive Order
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
Woods entered at 10:09 am. The President’s forthcoming radio speech -Copy -Typing [No conversation] -Corrections -Subtleties -Gerald L. Warren -Pick-up -Press -Typing -Corrections Woods and Ziegler left at an unknown time before 10:15 am. The President’s schedule -Camp David -Timing
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Woods entered at an unknown time after 10:09 am. Buzzer -Manolo Sanchez Camp David
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
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Woods left at an unknown time before 10:15 am. An unknown Navy steward and Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:09 am.
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The steward and Sanchez left at 10:15 am. [The President talked with the White House operator at 10:15 am.] [Conversation No. 668-12C] [See Conversation No. 20-81] [End of telephone conversation]
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
The President’s schedule -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Teamsters Union -Letters -Purpose -Notes and phone calls -Effect and advantages -Frequency of telephone calls -Notes -Publication -New York police [The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 10:15 am and 10:33 am.] [Conversation No. 668-12D] [See Conversation No. 20-82] [End of telephone conversation] -Notes -Widows, parents -Brevity -Writers -One-liners -Type
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am. Bull left at an unknown time before 10:33 am.
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Forthcoming press conference -Briefing books -PRC -Timing -Phraseology -Substance Llewellyn E. (“Tommy”) Thompson, Jr. -Funeral -Timing -Attendance -Wreath Kissinger -Safire -Marilyn B. (“Missy”) Chandler -Support
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
Otis Chandler -Robert H. Finch -Economy in California -Unemployment -Los Angeles Times -Administration efforts
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Busing -Dallas Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am. Thompson funeral -Signature for letters for Jane (Monroe Goelet) Thompson -Rogers -Attendance Butterfield left at an unknown time before 10:33 am. [No conversation] The President’s forthcoming radio speech -Teleprompter -Rogers -Microphone -Desk -Cameras -Goode
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
-Ziegler -Press office -Teleprompter -Messages -Dock strike Woods entered at 10:33 am. The President’s schedule
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-Helicopter -Timing -Speech -Typing
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Conv. No. 668-12 (cont.)
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Woods left at 10:35 am.
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Attitude of White House staff -National attitude Speech -Teleprompter Haldeman left at 10:40 am.
Conversation No. 668-13 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:40 am and 11:04 am Location: Oval Office The President practiced a radio address about the Third Annual Foreign Policy Report To The Congress. [A transcript of the final version of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 191-193]
Conversation No. 668-14
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Date: February 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:40 am and 11:04 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President’s instructions Unknown men entered at an unknown time after 10:40 am. The President’s forthcoming radio speech -Broadcast -Preparation -Henry A. Kissinger The President’s location -Bathroom The President, Bull and the unknown mean left at an unknown time before 11:04 am.
Conversation No. 668-15 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: 11:20 am - 11:21 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger and Ronald L. Ziegler. The President’s recent radio speech -Kissinger’s view -Critics of Administration’ Vietnam policy -Patriotism
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Conv. No. 668-15 (cont.)
-Responsibility -Vietnam -Communists The President and Kissinger left at 11:21 am.
Conversation No. 668-16 Date: February 9, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:21 am and 12:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President taped the Vietnam section of the radio address about the Third Annual Foreign Policy Report to the Congress; unknown technicians are in the Oval Office at the time of taping. [A transcript of the final version of this speech appear in Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 192-193] The President’s schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] The President left at an unknown time before 12:05 pm. Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 12:05 pm.