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Conversation: 003-016

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Start Date: Wednesday, May 12, 1971 7:56 PM

End Date: Wednesday, May 12, 1971 8:01 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Safire, William L.Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:18:49

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:23:19

003-016.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 12, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, William L. Safire, and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 3:56 pm to 4:01 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 003-016 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 3-16

Date: May 12, 1971
Time: 3:56 pm - 4:01 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with William L. Safire.

     Gross National Product [GNP] figures
          -George P. Shultz
          -Revised increases
          -Shultz
               -Possible talk with Safire
          -Release date

The President conferred with Henry A. Kissinger at 3:57 pm.

     President's schedule
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                           (rev. 9/08)



[End of conferral]

     GNP figures
         -Release
               -Shultz
               -Administration handling
               -Possible leak
                     -News magazines                                  Conv. No. 3-16 (cont.)
                           -US News and World Report publication deadline
                           -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
               -Shultz and Safire meeting
               -Administration handling
         -Importance
               -Compared with 1065 Dow Jones level
         -Third revision
         -Possible leak
               -US News, Time, Newsweek
               -John A. Scali
               -Louis Rukeyser of ABC
               -Timing
               -Shultz and Safire meeting