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Date: 
May 05, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conversation No. 720-1 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 8:45 am - 8:48 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. John B. Connally -Meetings with the President -Time -Subjects for discussion -Time Butterfield left at 8:48 am.
Conversation No. 720-2 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 8:50 am - 8:51 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Tricia Nixon Cox -Television interview with Barbara Walters -Woods’s view -Duration -Taping Woods left at 8:51 am.
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conversation No. 720-3 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:51 am and 8:55 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 23-163]
Conversation No. 720-4 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 8:55 am - 10:09 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Peter J. Brennan. [Conversation No. 720-4A] [See Conversation No. 23-164] Rose Mary Woods entered at 8:56 am. [End of telephone conversation] Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:58 pm. Henry A. Kissinger -Location -Meeting with the President -Time Bull left at an unknown time before 9:14 am. Tricia Nixon Cox -Interview with Barbara Walters -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's report -Walters's demeanor -Tricia Nixon Cox's appearance
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-4 (cont.) -Walters's questions -Anti-war hecklers -George S. McGovern's appeal -Tricia Nixon Cox's handling -Tricia Nixon Cox's appearance -Tricia Nixon Cox's self-assessment -Personal strength -Manner -Comments on the President's job -Manner Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Meeting with the President Nixons' travel -Mrs. Nixon -Ronald L. Ziegler -Funding -Julie Nixon Eisenhower's public appearances -Woods's opinion -Mrs. Nixon -Democrats
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Forthcoming letter to Francis E. Meloy, Jr. -Retirement of Donald L. Jackson -Dictation Kissinger entered at 9:14 am. Kissinger's previous speech in New York
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-4 (cont.) -Response -Soviet Summit -Asia Society -People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -Foreign Affairs Council -Audience -Columbia University/Time-Life sponsorship -Kissinger statement on Vietnam -A heckler -Hedley W. Donovan -Applause Vietnam -Press reports -President's talk with Brennan -Effect of President's televised speeches -Lyndon B. Johnson comparison -Kissinger's Asia Society audience -Statement -Response -Donovan Woods's schedule -New York Kissinger's schedule -Speeches Woods's schedule -Camp David -Visit -President's trip -Departure time Woods left at 9:15 am. Soviet Union -Kissinger's meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -The President’s instructions -Mrs. Nixon -Irina N. Dobrynin Vietnam
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-4 (cont.) -North Vietnam offensive -US response -Planning -Orders to Alexander M. Haig, Jr. and Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Kissinger's schedule -President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] meeting -Meeting with Haig and Moorer -Leak on blockade -Dan Rather’s report -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -John A. Scali -Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman Haldeman entered at 9:21 am. -Rather -Ehrlichman -Richard A. Moore -Charles W. Colson -Scali -News reports -Rather -Wall Street Journal -Rather report -Source -Melvin R. Laird -Moorer -State Department leak -Robert Keatley [?] report -Terms for settlement -Source -William H. Sullivan -Cable about cease-fire -William P. Rogers -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Haig -Rogers -Department of Defense [DOD] briefing -Soviet arms -Speculation -President’s previous remarks
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-4 (cont.) -Settlement -Blockade -Bombing -Sources -Marvin L. Kalb report -Sources -Rather report -Sources -Haig -Press -White House staff -The President’s instructions -Moorer -Plans -Kissinger meeting with Moorer -Attendees -Time -President's review -Haldeman -Notes Haldeman left at 9:30 am. -State Department involvement -Timing -Rogers -U. Alexis Johnson -Blockade -Advantages -Disadvantages -Bombing -Disadvantages -Peace demonstrations -Blockade -Commitment -Soviet response -India's response -PRC response -Bombing -Targets -Dissent -Blockade
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-4 (cont.) -Advantages -Alternatives -Ground action -Latest reports -Weakness -Kontum -North Vietnam casualties -North Vietnam attacks -US response -US landing in panhandle -Effect -US bombing -Effectiveness -Blockade -Effectiveness -Bombing -Impact -Haiphong -Hainan -President's instinct -Su Nan [Sp?] -William J. Porter walkout -Kissinger backgrounder -Talk with Henry Hubbard, Jerrold L. Schecter, and Max Frankel -Blockade -Kissinger's view -Public support -Advantages -Decisiveness -Effect on forthcoming election -End of war -Bombing -Advantages -John B. Connally's advice -Advantages -Soviet response -Cancellation of Summit An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:30 am. -Soviet Summit The unknown person left at an unknown time before 10:09 am.
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-4 (cont.) -Timing with North Vietnam offensive -Public perception -Hue -Kontum An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:30 am. -Bombing -Timing The unknown person left at an unknown time before 10:09 am. -Lines of communication -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Instructions -Abrams -The President -Kissinger -Bunker -Abrams -Laird -Moorer -Abrams -Laird -Abrams -Moorer -[David] Kenneth Rush -Bunker -Laird -Actions -Motives -US position -Haig -Moorer -Connally -Soviet reply to US message -Bombing -Soviet response -Effect on bombing -PRC summit -Effect of Hanoi and Haiphong bombing
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-4 (cont.) -Blockade -Soviet goals -Kissinger's assessment -Foreign Affairs Council speech -Hubert H. Humphrey, McGovern, Edward M. Kennedy -Dealings with Soviets -Connally's advice -Escalation -Issues in Vietnam -Communist government -Control of US policy -US response -Peace offers -North Vietnam motives -US long-term interests -Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Connally's advice -Public response -Dwight D. Eisenhower’s cancelled trip to the Soviet Union -Eisenhower’s cancelled trip to Japan -The President’s trip while Vice President to Venezuela -Bombing -Soviet response -Summit -Comparison with blockade -Connally's advice -Avoidance of defeat -Bombing -Effectiveness -Blockade -Effectiveness compared with bombing -Commitment -Soviet Union response -PRC response -President's foreign policy -Risks -Legacy -PRC -Compared to Laos operation -End of war -President's efforts -Dealing with Soviets, PRC, Europeans, and Japanese
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-4 (cont.) -Alternatives to President -Connally -McGovern -Humphrey -Kennedy -Ability to conduct foreign policy -US stakes -President's incumbency -US foreign policy -Rogers and Laird -Disentanglement from war -North Vietnam terms -Kissinger’s view -May 31, 1971 proposals -Forthcoming election -Effect on South Vietnam -Blockade compared with bombing -North Vietnam actions -Break-off of talks -Responsibility -Porter -Peace groups -Press coverage Forthcoming election -Democrats -Draft of Connally -Possibility Vietnam -McGovern -Impact on US foreign policy -Humiliation -Blockade -Necessity -Bombing -Moorer -Extent -Civilian casualties -Targets -Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants [POL] dumps -Dikes
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-4 (cont.) -Civilian casualties -Forthcoming study -President's familiarity -Evacuation of civilians -Destruction -Impact -Questions raised by Kissinger -The President’s view -Effectiveness -Coordination with blockade -Relationship to averting defeat -Return of prisoners of war [POWs] -South Vietnam performance -Collapse -Losses -Kontum -Provincial capitals -Slow movement -Quang Tri -Capture -Value -Blockade -Effectiveness -Only sure option -Peace terms -Nguyen Van Thieu -US dignity Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:30 am. Forthcoming PFIAB meeting -Delay -Refreshments Bull left at an unknown time before 10:09 am. Vietnam -Blockade and bombing -Effect on South Vietnam -Effect on North Vietnam -Connally's comment -Haig -Trip to South Vietnam
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-4 (cont.) -Haldeman -Trip to South Vietnam -Abrams -Lt. Col. W.E. Depuy -Kissinger’s view -Assignment -Bunker -Responsibility to the President -New assignment -Replacement for Abrams -Laird involvement -Kissinger’s view -Kissinger's call to Laird -President's meeting with Laird and Rogers -Johnson -Cable from Bunker -Kissinger’s view -Contents -Abrams -Moorer -Abrams -Bunker -Moorer -Rush -Laird -President's meeting with Laird about the blockade -Kissinger's instructions -Secrecy -Rogers and Cambodia comparison -President's need for Laird's support -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] comparison -President's decision on blockade -Rogers -Meeting with the President -Time -Day -Kissinger's schedule -Day -President's speech -President's meeting with Rogers -Laird -Meeting with Kissinger -Briefings
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-4 (cont.) -Congressmen -Rogers -John J. McCloy -Announcement -Time -J. William Fulbright -Michael J. Mansfield -Rogers -Laird -Kissinger's briefings -Press -Timing -The President’s view -Kissinger meeting with Dobrynin -Manner -Speculation -Response to questions -Chou En-lai Kissinger left at 10:09 am.
Conversation No. 720-5 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 11:37 am - unknown before 11:40 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President’s forthcoming meeting -Press Gifts -Costs Bull left at an unknown time before 11:40 am.
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-5 (cont.) Conversation No. 720-6 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 11:40 am - 11:46 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Frank J. Rauscher, Elliot L. Richardson, Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., and James H. Cavanaugh; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. The President’s schedule -Previous meeting with the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] Greetings -Rauscher -Accomplishments Photograph -Arrangements Steuben crystal [“Star of the President”] -Walter H. Annenberg gift [Photograph session] Cancer program -President's support -Instructions to Rauscher -New approaches -Other health fields -Concentration of resources Gifts -Cuff links -New set Congress -Duplicity -Health program -Revenue sharing -Welfare reform -Social Security -Spending policies
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-6 (cont.) Rauscher, et al., left at 11:46 am.
Conversation No. 720-7 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 11:47 am - 12:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. President's schedule -John B. Connally -Meeting with the President -Day -Camp David -Speechwriters -William L. Safire -Speech content -Henry A. Kissinger -Patrick J. Buchanan -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Safire -The President’s view -Draft -President's efforts -Andrews -Kissinger's draft -Previous speech -Kissinger collaboration Vietnam -President's forthcoming speech on the blockade -Winston Lord -Kissinger's follow-up briefing -Contents -Public acceptance -Conclusion of war -Blockade -Haldeman's view
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-7 (cont.) -Andrews's assistance -Safire -Andrews's instructions An unknown man entered and left at an unknown time before 12:09 pm. President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] meeting -Dr. Edward Teller -Dr. William O. Baker -Advice on speech -Dissent -Ivy League college presidents -Media -Networks -Los Angeles Times -University presidents -Religious leaders -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -John Cardinal Krol -Press opposition -Supporters of President's policies -International Brotherhood of Teamsters -Frank E. Fitzsimmons, Joseph (“Joe T.”) Trerotola -George Meany -Franklin D. Murphy -Leaders of American society -Failures -Nelson A. Rockefeller's comments -Murphy's comments -Support for People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -President of Massachussetts Institute of Technology [MIT] -Criticism of South Vietnam policy -Lack of criticism of North Vietnamese offensive
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17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-7 (cont.) **********************************************************************
Vietnam -President's forthcoming speech on the blockade -Andrews -Trip to Camp David -Time Haldeman's schedule -Trip -Return to Washington, Dc -Time Vietnam -President's forthcoming speech on the blockade -Kissinger -William P. Rogers's return -Kissinger briefing -President's briefing of congressional leaders -J. William Fulbright -Michael J. Mansfield -Rogers's briefing -Foreign Relations Committee -Melvin R. Laird's briefing -Armed Services Committee -Mansfield's schedule -Hugh Scott -President's briefing -Size of group -Relationship to speech delivery Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:47 am. President's meeting with Delbert L. Latta Bull left at an unknown time before 12:09 pm. Vietnam -Clifford P. Case-Frank F. Church Amendment -John Sherman Cooper-Church Amendment -Provisions
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-7 (cont.) -Defeat -Likelihood -Possible vote -Mansfield Amendment -Delay by "doves" -Negotiations breakdown -Soviet Summit -Possible cancellation -"Hawks" position -Democrats and "Doves" -Blame for North Vietnam intransigence -Publicity -The President’s instructions -Speeches -Encouragement of enemy -American leader class -Murphy -Failures -Businessmen -Economic concerns An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 11:47 am. Instructions The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:09 pm. Vietnam -Scientists -Soviet weapons for North Vietnam -Quality compared with South Vietnam weapons -American scientists refusal to work on weapons -Contrast with Soviet scientists -MIT -Resolution on weapons research -Defeat -Grants Haldeman's schedule -Trip -Time of departure Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:47 am.
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 72-7 (cont.) Latta -President's meeting -Ronald L. Ziegler’s comments Bull left at an unknown time before 12:09 pm. Vietnam -President's forthcoming speech on the blockade -Trip to Camp David -Andrews -Kissinger -Alexander P. Butterfield -Rose Mary Woods -Kissinger Haldeman left at 12:09 pm.
Conversation No. 720-8 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 12:09 pm –12:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Delbert L. Latta, Delbert Springer, Mrs. Delbert Springer, Jill Springer, and John E. Nidecker; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings -Latta -Springer -Mrs. Springer -Miss Springer Photographs Springer's woodcarving -The President’s praise -Time spent
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Photographs -Arrangement Wood -Type and amount used Springer's hometown -Size -Small-town America -The President’s view -Latta -The President’s view -Support for the President Gifts -Cuff links -Bow -Ashtray Jill Springer -First name -Request for President's autograph -For Jill -For Rose Ellen -Gift of pen White House tour Goodbyes -Latta Latta, et al., left at 12:15 pm.
Conversation No. 720-9 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:15 and before 12:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-8 (cont.) President's meeting with Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe Bull left at an unknown time before 12:16 pm.
Conversation No. 720-10 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 12:16 pm - 12:18 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe, Mrs. Jerome H. Jaffe, Miriam Jaffe , Celia Jaffe , and Ari Jaffe; and Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr.; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings -Celia Jaffe -Ari Jaffe Photographs Jaffe's job -Confirmation Photographs -Arrangements -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -Cameras used Gifts -Cuff links -Tie clasps -Bows Jaffe's work Jaffe, et al., left at 12:18 pm.
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-10 (cont.)
Conversation No. 720-11 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:18 and before 12:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's meeting with John D. Rockefeller III group -Length -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. -Seating -Refreshments -Length -Seating Bull left at an unknown time before 12:19 pm.
Conversation No. 720-12 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 12:19 pm - 12:32 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Rockefeller III, Grace Olivarez, Dr. Christian N. Ramsey, Jr., Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., and Raymond J. Waldmann; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings -Rockefeller -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Olivarez -Ramsey Photographs -Arrangements
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-11 (cont.) -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Arrangements Father Theodore S. Hesburgh and Father Edmund Patrick Joyce -President's acquaintance Commission on Population -Dorothy Buffum Chandler -Discussion with the President on population problems -Rockefeller's commission [Commission on Population Growth and the American Future] -Beginning -President's population message to Congress -Daniel P. Moynihan -Abortion issue -Sensitivity -Differences between commission and the President -President's message -Goals -Means -Bureau of the Budget -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Report -Service of commission -Abortion issue -Handling -Population problem -Scope -Elliot L. Richardson -Legislation -Latin America -Urban areas -Rio De Janeiro -Sao Paolo -Buenos Aires -Africa -India -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Japan -PRC -India -Difficulties -Political leadership
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-12 (cont.) -Indira Gandhi -Studies -Speeches -Citizens committees -Moynihan's role -Bill Draper -Dwight D. Eisenhower administration -John D. Ehrlichman -Richardson -Recommendations -Citizens committees -Representation -West Coast -Chandler -Nationwide -Youth and minority representatives -Population problem -Gandhi's problems -US problems -Minority and younger members -President's leadership -Reports -Follow-up report -Work with Cole, Ehrlichman -Richardson -The President’s view Gifts -Cuff links Walter H. Annenberg gift -Steuben piece [“Star of the President”] Gifts -Bow Commission -Work -President's appreciation Doctors, lawyers Rockefeller, et al., left at 12:32 pm.
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-12 (cont.)
Conversation No. 720-13 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:32 pm and before 12:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. Meetings The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:34 pm.
Conversation No. 720-14 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:32 pm and before 12:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Documents for signature Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:34 pm.
Conversation No. 720-15 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 12:34 pm - 12:41 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Tricia Nixon Cox
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-13 (cont.) -Television appearance -Follow-up call -Tricia Nixon Cox's schedule Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:34 pm. President's schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:41 pm. President's viewing of interview videotape President's schedule -Camp David -Time -Woods's schedule -Speech draft Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Schedule -Trip to Camp David -Time with the President President's schedule -Blockade of Haiphong -Forthcoming announcement -Timing -William P. Rogers and Melvin R. Laird -The President’s view -Number of people Vietnam -Blockade -Necessity -Soviet Summit -Cancellation
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Tricia Nixon Cox’s television appearance -Call from Woods -Call from Carol (Crothers) Finch -Barbara Walters -Possible letter -Anonymity -Appearance Camp David trip -Woods's preparation -Time of departure Woods left at 12:41 pm.
Conversation No. 720-16 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:41 pm and 12:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. Unknown person's schedule -Lunch -Meeting with the President -Time
Conversation No. 720-17
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-15 (cont.) Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown after 12:41 pm and before 12:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Conversation No. 720-18 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 12:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Camp David -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Rose Mary Woods Bull left at 12:43 pm.
Conversation No. 720-19
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-17 (cont.) Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 12:44-unknown before 1:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Haldeman's schedule -Weekend -Camp David -Day of arrival -Purpose Vietnam -President's forthcoming speech on the blockade -John K. Andrews, Jr. -The President’s view -Concerns -Confrontation compared with compromise -Assignment -Schedule -Instructions -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Compared with Price and William L. Safire -John B. Connally -Connally -Meeting with Haldeman and Henry A. Kissinger -Contribution to President's decision Soviet Summit -Possible cancellation -Kissinger's position -President's previous position -Connally's position -Soviet position -Responsibility People's Republic of China [PRC] -The President's trip -Dr. Franklin D. Murphy -Support for the President's trip -Reasons -American leader class -Attitude toward Nixon's stand on communism
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) -Mao Tse-tung -Chou En-lai -PRC relations with Soviet Union -President's policies -Reasons -American leader class -Chou En-lai -Expectations -Public's attitude -Decision makers' attitudes William P. Rogers -The President’s view -Relationship with Andrei A. Gromyko -Attitudes Vietnam -Blockade -Kissinger -Criticism -Public support -Criticism -Media -Possible Soviet Summit cancellation -Announcement -Soviet Summit -Kissinger's views -Soviet experts -Helmut Sonnenfeldt -Importance -Comparison with Vietnam -Stakes in Vietnam -Bombing -Effectiveness -Blockade -Impact -Scope -Comparison with bombing -Effectiveness Kissinger entered at 12:52 pm. -President's decision
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) -President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] meeting -Murphy -A previous dinner -Frank Pace, Jr.’s conversation with Kissinger -Support for President -Social circles PFIAB meeting -The President’s view -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Dr. Edward Teller -Rockefeller -Support for the President's Vietnam policy -The President’s view -Possible role in an administration -Vice President -Ideas -Friends -Reactions -Attendees -National Security Council [NSC] staff -Jack N. Anderson -Leaks -Review of meeting -Discussion of strategic weapons -“Open skies” -President’s instructions -Study of conventional US forces -Weaknesses evident in Vietnam War -Soviet weapons -Quality -Styx missiles -Compared with US weapons -Effect on Nixon Doctrine -Quality of US weapons -Middle East -Previous conversation with Nihat Erim -Western Europe -Compared with Soviet weapons -President’s instructions for a study -Work by US scientists -Dr. William O. Baker -Kissinger’s view
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) -Plans for programs -Teller -Ivy League colleges -Opposition by president of Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] to Vietnam policy -Murphy's suggestion -Speech by the President -Effects -Young people -Influences -Universities -Media -Los Angeles Times -Newsweek -Time -Major networks -New York Times -Washington Post -Failure of leader class -President's decisions -Teller -Anti-ballistic missile [ABM] movement -Opposition to the President -Media -Time -Newsweek -New York Times -Washington Post -Networks -Los Angeles -Education leaders -Religious leaders -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -John Cardinal Krol -Business leaders -“Main Street” businessmen -Elite -Business Council -Trade with Soviet Union and PRC -Products -Support for the President -Farmers -Southerners
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) -John C. Stennis -James O. Eastland -Richard B. Russell -American leader class -Labor leaders -International Brotherhood of Teamsters' previous meeting with President -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Joseph (“Joe T.”) Trerotola -William J. McCarthy -George Meany -The President’s view -Contrasted with other leaders -Business -Education -Press -Religious -Relation to US decline -H.G. Wells -Examples from history -British -French -Romans -Greeks -Opposition to the Presidency -Pre-World War II -Post-World War II -George C. Marshall Plan -Rockefeller's report to Kissinger -Kissinger's meeting with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer and U. Alexis Johnson President's forthcoming speech -Kissinger's conversations with Haldeman -Tone -Tone toward Soviets -Rhetoric -Compared to the President’s November 3, 1969 speech on Vietnam -Blockade -Length -Time -Tone toward Soviets
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) -Tone toward PRC -Request for support -Work by speechwriters -Winston Lord draft -Time Rockefeller's advice -Similarity to Connally's advice -Consequences of blockade -Effect on forthcoming election President's decision to enforce a blockade of North Vietnam -Consequences -For Soviet Summit -For forthcoming election -Alternatives -Consequences -Effect on forthcoming election -Charles W. Colson -John D. Ehrlichman -Disagreement between Kissinger and the President -Bombing -Civilian casualties -President's attitude -Kissinger's attitude -Reasons -Lyndon B. Johnson's actions -The President’s view -Irresponsibility of US military -Kissinger’s view -Blockade -Scope -Bombing -Rail lines -Highways -Size -Gunships -Use around Hue -Number -B-25s -Kissinger's and Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s position -Effectiveness
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) -C-130s -Use by Air Force -North Vietnamese offensive -South Vietnam performance -New South Vietnamese General -Gen. Ngo Quang Truong -Movement of units -Hue -South Vietnamese division -Gen. Ngo Quang Truong -Harsh measures -Execution of deserters -Press stories -Blockade -Commitment -Laird and Rogers's position -Rogers -Briefing -Meeting with the President -Time -Laird -Meeting with Kissinger -Support for the President -Rogers -Soviet response -North Vietnamese delegate to Moscow -Proposals -Ceasefire -US conditions for acceptance -Negotiations -Ceasefire -Blockade -President's decision -Necessity -Kissinger's concerns -Rockefeller -Connally -Implementation -Intensity -Leaks at State Department -Ceasefire -President's speech -Cessation
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) -Terms -Ceasefire -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Ceasefire -POWs -POWs -Wives -Negotiations for release -Conditions -Cessation of bombing -Lifting blockade -Possible North Vietnamese offers -Withdrawal of POWs -Return of POWs -Honolulu -May 31, 1971 proposal -Blockade -Kissinger's discussion with Soviets -Summit Press coverage -Henry Hubbard -Meeting with Kissinger -Assessment of President's actions -Washington Post editorial -Newsweek reporter -Hubbard's information -Assessment of President's actions -Image of irrationality Kissinger left at 1:19 pm. -Washington Post editorial -Negotiations -South Vietnam government -J. Edgar Hoover eulogy -Television coverage -Length -Camera work -Church layout -Length of eulogy -Reception -Televison coverage
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) -Camera shots -Mrs. [Forename unknown] Gartner [sp?] -Card -Victor Gartner [sp?] -Stamp -Photograph of the President -American flag sticker President's attire -American flag lapel pin -Times to wear Vietnam -President's forthcoming speech on the blockade -Kissinger's advice -Length -Tone -Contents -Delivery -Ceasefire -Duration -Mining of Haiphong Kissinger -North Vietnamese delegation -Le Duc Tho -Lunch with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Postponement -Instructions from the President -Kissinger’s tenor Vietnam -Blockade -White House staff leaks -John A. Scali -Kissinger’s view -Work -Amount of information given
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) President's public appearances -Impression to be conveyed -Impression from media -Dan Rather -John F. Osborne -Use of television -Rather -Instant analysis Media -Kenneth W. Clawson's idea -Herbert E. Kaplow -Job offer -Acceptance -Reasons The President left at an unknown time after 1:19 pm.
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The President entered at an unknown time before 1:58 pm. A previous meeting -Connally -Attendance Media -Kaplow -Clawson -Background -Kaplow -Information from Mrs. Kaplow to Mrs. Clawson
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) -Work with National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Conflicts over content -Attitude toward treatment -Talk with Clawson An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 1:19 pm. Beverage order The unknown person left at an unknown time before 1:58 pm. Media -Robert D. Novak paper -Distribution -Source -Rowland Evans -Copyright -Cambridge College -Novak's revisions -Distribution -Analogy to Pentagon Papers -Use of Congressional Record -Internal distribution and instructions Thomas E. Kurtz's book, Programming for Conservatives -Distribution -Arguments Media -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Demonstrations at Kent State -Story -Distortions -United Press International [UPI] reports -Number of students participating -Call of protest to CBS -UPI reports -President's belief -Kevin P. Phillips's comments -Student attitudes on Vietnam -Ignorance -Survey -Campus culture
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) -Students -Phillips’s opinion -Murphy -Report on Dorothy Buffum Chandler Vietnam -Demonstrations -Capitol Hill rally -Judy Collins -Identified -William Kunstler -Identified -Number attending -Effect on Senate "Doves" -Trenton rally -Number attending -New York City rally -Number attending -Tucson rally -Number attending -University of Arizona -San Diego rally -Number attending -University of Maryland rally -Number attending -Kent State rally -Cancellation of classes -Glenn A. Olds -Anniversary observance -Speeches -Number attending -Parade -Number marching -Media reports -Distribution -Colson
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Vietnam -President's forthcoming speech on the blockade -Time -Television schedule -"Gunsmoke" -"Laugh-In" -Movies -Time President's assessment of past week Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive -Losses -Provincial capital -Hue -Nguyen Van Thieu's visit -Gen. Ngo Quang Truong -Image -Command of Hue -Evacuation of refugees -Deserters -Execution wall -Counteroffensive -Highway reopened -South Vietnam -Air support -Bombing -Hanoi -US casualties -Kontum
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) -Refugees from cities President's public appearances -Hoover statement and eulogy -Image of the President -Law and order message -Ehrlichman's view -Frank L. Rizzo
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-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] directorship -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Tenure -Rizzo -Meeting with Ehrlichman -Job possibilities -Bicentennial job Bicentennial -Scope -Planning -Delay -Temper of nation -Effect of Vietnam
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Tricia Nixon Cox’s television appearance -Rose Mary Woods's report -Interview with Barbara Walters -"Today" show Patrick J. Buchanan -Interview with National Educational Television [NET] -Criticism of media -South Vietnamese defeats -Busing -President's proposals -President's meetings with press -Press -Liberal domination -Recruitment of conservatives -David Brinkley -Pulitzer Prize -Anderson -New York Times -Anderson -Pakistan issue -President's view Media -New York Times -Washington Post -Time -Newsweek -Life -Three major networks
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 720-19 (cont.) Vietnam -Blockade -Navy -Mining -Functioning of mines -Advantages -Moorer -Prior warning -Announcement -Congressional criticism -Difficulties -POWs -US forces -Communist government in South Vietnam -Purpose -Criticism -George S. McGovern -Difficulties Press conference -Arrangements The President’s schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Rose Mary Woods -Connally Marjorie P. Acker entered at an unknown time after 1:19 pm. Woods -Location -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon Haldeman left at 1:58 pm. -President's call Acker left at an unknown time before 1:59 pm.