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Start Date: 28-May-1973 10:40 PM

End Date: 28-May-1973 10:44 PM


White House operatorNixon, Richard M. (President)Keyes, Paul W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On May 28, 1973, White House operator, President Richard M. Nixon, and Paul W. Keyes talked on the telephone from 10:40 pm to 10:44 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 039-025 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 39-25

Date: May 28, 1973
Time: 10:40 pm - 10:44 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The White House operator talked with the President.

       Incoming telephone call

The President talked with Paul W. Keyes.

       President’s trip to Florida

       Former prisoners of war [POWs] dinner
             -Keyes’s efforts
                     -Telephone calls from Alexander M. Haig, Jr. and Ronald L. Ziegler
             -Television [TV] coverage
                            -American Broadcasting Companies [ABC]
                            -Jack Webb’s telephone call to Keyes
             -POWs’ reaction
             -Newspaper coverage
             -Statements by John Wayne, James (“Jimmy”) Stewart, and Ricardo Montalban
                     -Keyes’s role


                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                     (rev. February-2011)

                                                               Conversation No. 39-25 (cont’d)

              -Miriam E. (Kelleher) Keyes

                     -POW bracelet         

                     -Dance with POW         


              -President’s activities

                     -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope          

                             -Cue cards      


             -Effect on President         

             -Popular opinion         

       POW dinner       

            -Wayne and Stewart          

                  -Return flight          


            -Recognition for performers

                  -Keyes’s conversation with Stephen B. Bull 

                          -Certificate, cuff links, gift