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Start Date: Sunday, March 11, 1973 3:47 PM

End Date: Sunday, March 11, 1973 3:57 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ehrlichman, John D.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

037-082.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 11, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and John D. Ehrlichman talked on the telephone from 10:47 am to 10:57 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 037-082 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 37-82

Date: March 11, 1973
Time: 10:47 am-10:57 am
Location: White House Telephone

John D. Ehrlichman talked with the President.

       Ehrlichman's schedule
              -Issues and Answers appearance
              -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

       President's schedule
              -Cost of Living Council meeting
                      -Instructions regarding surpluses

                            -Earl L. Butz
                            -General Services Administration [GSA]
                            -Elliot L. Richardson
                                    -Defense Department
                                    -GSA
                                    -Unnamed Official
                                           -Stockpile
                                    -Butz
                     -John T. Dunlop
       “Issues and Answers”

       Gridiron Dinner
              -Prisoners of War [POWs]
                                          - 57 -

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. Sept-09)

                                                            Conversation No. 37-82 (cont’d)




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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
[Duration: 6s]

[Personnel]

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                     -Experiences
                     -Viet Cong
                     -Solitary confinement
              -President's conversation with Haldeman
                     -George S. McGovern's speech
                             -John Phillip Sousa
              -Conversation with Newbold (“Newby”) Noyes, Jr.
              -Comparison with previous years
                     -Harshness of recent dinners

       President’s positions on Congressional bills
              -Media coverage
                      -New York Times
                              -Catch phrases
                      -Washington Post
                      -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
                              -Political value

       President’s radio talks
              -Benefits
              -Media coverage
                                     - 58 -

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. Sept-09)

                                                    Conversation No. 37-82 (cont’d)


              -Newspapers

Gallup Poll
       -Washington Post
       -Cost of living
       -Drugs
       -Crime
       -Cost of living
              -US News and World Report
                       -Federal government’s role
                       -Spending
       -Crime
              -Compassion
                       -Prison system
                       -Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe

President's conversation with Noyes
       -"New Majority"
               -Noyes’ view
               -Qualities
                       -Base instincts
               -McGovern support
               -The “Old Establishment”
       -Compassion
       -White House staff
               -John F. Kennedy
               -Lyndon B. Johnson

President's relations with Blacks
       -Lack of media response
                -New Orleans
                -Meetings in Oval Office
                -Conversation with Ehrlichman
                       -Walter F. Washington
                       -Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.
                -Hubert H. Humphrey
                                             - 59 -

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. Sept-09)

                                                          Conversation No. 37-82 (cont’d)



       Food surpluses
              -Butz’s statements
                     -Consumer attitude
                     -Administration's position
                            -President’s role
                                   -Farmers
                                   -Bureaucracy