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Conversation: 017-018

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Start Date: Friday, December 24, 1971 8:12 PM

End Date: Friday, December 24, 1971 8:37 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:27:07

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:51:36

017-018.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 24, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone from 3:12 pm to 3:37 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 017-018 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 17-18

Date: December 24, 1971
Time: 3:12 pm - 3:37 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman .

     Christmas shopping

     [Unintelligible]

     Henry A. Kissinger
         -Spirit boosting

     [Unintelligible]

     William P. Rogers's press conference
          -North Vietnam
          -John D. Ehrlichman [?]
                -Rogers

     India-Pakistan War
           -Commitment

     Kissinger
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)



         -Mood

    National Cancer Act of 1971 bill signing

    James R. (“Jimmy”) Hoffa
         -Situation at home


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               -Rogers
               -Kissinger

    Television
         -News reports
         -Hoffa
         -National Cancer Act of 1971
         -Rogers
         -Donald H. Rumsfeld's press conference
         -India-Pakistan War
         -North Vietnam bombing
         -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope
               -Prisoners of War [POWs] release
                     -Amount
               -Vietnamese children
               -Kissinger
                     -POW release
                          -Hope

    President’s schedule
         -Christmas activities
               -“Meet and greet” opportunities
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)



     -St. John's church
     -Metropolitan Police Boys Club
     -Tree picture
           -Time conflicts
     -Mamie G.D. Eisenhower
     -Julie Nixon Eisenhower television show

Kissinger
     -John A. Scali
           -Haldeman’s talk with Scali
                 -Concern for Kissinger
     -Spokesman role
           -Reduced role for Kissinger in future
           -Allegations
     -Backgrounders
           -Ronald L. Ziegler
     -Scali
     -Backgrounders
     -Scali
           -Concern
           -Interviews
     -Rogers
           -Kissinger
                 -Stress
     -Backgrounders
           -India-Pakistan War
                 -State Department
                 -Backgrounders
                       -Press
     -Scali
           -Acrimony
     -Rogers's call to Scali
           -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
                 Call to Haldeman
                       -Kissinger
                 -Airplanes
           -Rogers
           -Moorer’s call to Rogers
                 -State Department
     -Press
           -Kissinger
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



                     -Potential problem
          -Scali
                -Azores and Bermuda
                      -California
          -Schedule
                -Florida
                      -Rogers
                            -Attendance at the Orange Bowl
          -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
          -Florida
          -California
          -Key West
                -Kissinger