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Start Date: 28-May-1971 2:50 PM

End Date: 28-May-1971 3:07 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Rogers, William P.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:14:58

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:31:27


NARA Description:

On May 28, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and William P. Rogers talked on the telephone from 2:50 pm to 3:07 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 003-178 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 3-178

Date: May 28, 1971
Time: 2:50 pm - 3:07 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with William P. Rogers.

     Rogers’ schedule
         -King Malik Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Saud

     People's Republic of China [PRC] admission to United Nations [UN]
          -Opinion polls
                -Call to Rogers from H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                -Gallup and Harris polls
                            -President's PRC initiative
          -Public opinion
                -Walter H. Judd
                -Effect of President's PRC initiative
          -President's forthcoming press conference
                -Discussions with Rogers
          -Release of opinion polls
          -Senate hearings


                               Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 9/08)

           -An audience in England
     -Rogers’ public statements
           -Henry A. Kissinger
     -A proposal
     -US position
           -Factors                                            Conv. No. 3-178 (cont.)
           -Public statements
           -Relations with PRC
     -A second proposition
           -Possible outcome
     -Rogers’ meeting with James C.H. Shen
           -President's previous meeting Shen
           -President's possible action
           -Taiwan's possible action
           -Ping-pong diplomacy
           -Message to Chiang Kai-shek
                 -President's response
           -Security Council seat
           -Taiwan's response
     -Rogers’ trip to Europe
     -President's forthcoming meeting with Judd
     -State Department
           -Results of a leak
     -Rogers’ public posture
     -Rogers’ forthcoming Senate testimony
           -Compared with possible statement by President

     -President's meeting with Nguyen Van Thieu and Ellsworth F. Bunker
           -Possible results
           -Melvin R. Laird, Defense Department budget
           -Possible results
     -October election


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)

           -Newspaper publicity
                 -Drug program
           -President's meeting with Thieu

     Middle East
         -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]-United Arab Republic
                                                                   Conv. Treaty
                                                                          No. 3-178 (cont.)
         -Rogers’ lunch with Faisal
               -Saudi economy

     Rogers’ schedule