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Conversation: 008-113

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Start Date: Monday, September 13, 1971 5:31 PM

End Date: Monday, September 13, 1971 5:38 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Rockefeller, Nelson A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 05:17:35

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 05:24:45

008-113.mp3

NARA Description:

On September 13, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Nelson A. Rockefeller talked on the telephone from 1:31 pm to 1:38 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 008-113 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 8-113

Date: September 13, 1971
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Time: 1:31 pm - 1:38 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Nelson A. Rockefeller.

[See Conversation No. 571-1C]
     New York
          -Attica prison uprising
                -The President's schedule
                      -Talk with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                      -Rockefeller’s call
                            -President’s inability to return
                                  -Cabinet meeting
                                  -Business leaders meeting
                -Rockefeller's handling
                      -Amnesty
                            -Newspapers
                            -Possible consequences
                                  -Nation’s prisons
                -Casualties
                -Troops
                -Response by law authorities
                      -Rockefeller’s call
                      -Hostages
                            -Number
                      -Prisoners
                            -Number
                      -Helicopters
                            -Gas attack
                      -Sharpshooters
                -Report
                      -Seven hostage deaths
                            -Guards
                            -Time of death
                -Thirty-two prisoners killed
                      -Additional casualties
                -Blacks
                      -Killed
                -Response by law authorities
                      -Reasons for using force
                            -Killing guards
                            -Attacks on authority
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                 -Trooper casualty
           -President’s view
                 -Admiration
                 -Anarchy
           -Russell G. Oswald
                 -Head of New York prisons
                 -Background
                 -John N. Mitchell
                 -Spiro T. Agnew
                 -National conspiracy theory
                 -Support for the President
                 -Television
                       -Puerto Ricans
                            -Killing
                       -Guard
                            -Castration
           -President’s view
           -Citizens Committee
                 -Thomas Grey (Tom”) Wicker
                       -Request of prisoners
                 -William Kunstler
                 -Head of Mau-Maus
                 -Legislators
                 -Wicker
                       -Support of prisoners
                 -Request for Rockefeller to come to Attica
                 -Wicker
                       -Amnesty
           -John V. Lindsay
           -Negotiations

Re-election
     -President’s prospects

Rockefeller’s possible trip to Puerto Rico
    -Stay in New York
          -Prison riots
          -Attica
                -Shipment of bodies
                      -Possible trouble
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