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Start Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1971 12:53 AM

End Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1971 1:14 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:40:49

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:01:32

003-121.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 25, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone from 8:53 pm to 9:14 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 003-121 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 3-121

Date: May 25, 1971
Time: 8:53 pm - 9:14 pm
Location: White House Telephone
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The President talked with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

     President's schedule
          -Meeting with Nguyen Van Thieu
                 -President's call to Henry A. Kissinger
          -Budget meeting
          -National Commission on Productivity
                 -Possible California meeting                   Conv. No. 3-121 (cont.)
          -Meeting with Thieu at Midway
          -Budget meeting
          -California
          -Meeting with Thieu

     [Unintelligible]

     John D. Ehrlichman
          -A possible May 28, 1971 event
                -Kissinger
          -A possible June 1, 1971 event
          -May 26, 1971
                -A domestic event at noon
                -Kissinger
                -Preparation
                      -Patrick J. Buchanan
          -President's May 25, 1971 press questions

     [Unintelligible]

          -An upcoming event
               -Preparation
                    -Kissinger

     [Unintelligible]

     Family contact with press
          -Julie and [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
          -An advance man
          -Constance Stuart
          -Julie Eisenhower
          -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
          -Tricia Nixon
          -Writing press
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     -Stuart
           -Daughters, Mrs. Nixon
     -Julie and David Eisenhower
           -Coverage
     -Value
     -Stuart
     -Coverage
                                                                     Conv. No. 3-121 (cont.)
President's schedule
     -Trip to Birmingham and Mobile
            -Coverage
            -Crowds
            -George C. Wallace
                  -Winton M. (“Red”) Blount
                  -Crowd response
                  -Previous campaign
                  -Appearance
     -Events
            -Attendees
            -Effect
            -Compared with campaigning
     -Alabama trip
            -President and crowds
            -Demonstrators
            -Crowd
            -Press response
                  -Ronald L. Ziegler
                  -Helen Thomas
                  -Henry Hubbard
            -President's remarks
                  -Tone
            -President's briefing for Southern regional media
                  -George W. Romney
                  -Subjects
                  -President's briefing book
                  -Interest in revenue-sharing, environment, health, manpower training
                  -Interest in foreign policy
            -Public appearances in Birmingham and Mobile
                  -Effect
            -President's briefing
                  -Effect
                  -John B. Connally, Ehrlichman
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                   -Effect of editors
              -A reception
                   -Local Alabama press


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2                                        Conv. No. 3-121 (cont.)
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 2m 20s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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    Julie and David Eisenhower
          -Photos

    Miss USA photo
         -Miami paper coverage

    Julie and David Eisenhower
          -Photo
               -New York Daily News, Washington Post, and New York Times
               -Dogs, fishing, children

    President's schedule
         -June 1, 1971 or May 28, 1971 press conference
         -President's briefing for Southern regional media
                -Effect
         -A May 28, 1971 or June 1, 1971 press conference
                -Sunday papers
                -Television audience
                -Sunday papers, news magazines
         -President's trip to Alabama
                -Television coverage
         -A May 28, 1971 or June 1, 1971 press conference
                -Television audience
                     -Ratings
                     -Memorial Day weekend
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