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Start Date: 23-Mar-1971 10:25 AM

End Date: 23-Mar-1971 10:35 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Bull, Stephen B.Hardin, Clifford M.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:34:16

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:46:44

472-008.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 23, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Stephen B. Bull, and Clifford M. Hardin met in the Oval Office of the White House from 10:25 am to 10:35 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 472-008 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 472-8

Date: March 23, 1971
Time: 10:25 am - 10:35 am
Location: Oval Office

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

     George H. Gallup poll
         -Results
         -Gallup
         -Release date
         -Trial heats

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          -Results
                -Changes in figures
          -Timing
                -President’s April speech
                -Laos operation (Lam Son)
          -Trial heats and approval rating
                                                           Conv. No. 472-7 (cont.)
     Louis Harris poll
          -Timing
          -Release date
          -Charles W. Colson
          -Timing
                -Laos operation (Lam Son)
                -William P. Rogers
                -Laos operation coverage

    President’s interview with Smith, March 22, 1971
         -Smith’s questions
               -President’s responses
         -Colson’s talk with Smith
               -Smith’s questions
         -Telephone poll
         -Coverage
               -Impact
                     -Number of viewers
                     -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] audience
         -President’s attire
               -Thelma C. (Ryan) (“Pat”) Nixon and daughters’ view
               -Lighting
         -President’s skin tone
               -Mrs. Nixon’s view
               -John D. Ehrlichman’s view
               -Nixon’s daughters’ view
         -President’s attire
               -Mrs. Nixon’s response
               -President’s view
         -President’s makeup
               -President’s view
         -Compared with “Today” Show interview
               -Mark I. Goode
               -Content
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                -Seating arrangement
                      -Barbara Walters
                      -Location
                      -William H. Carruthers
                      -President’s view
                -Ruth McC. (Bell) Graham’s response

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:25 am            Conv. No. 472-7 (cont.)

     President’s schedule
          -Dairy industry group
          -Clifford M. Hardin

Bull left at an unknown time before 10:33 pm

     President’s interview with Smith
          -Seating arrangement
          -Content

Haldeman left and Hardin entered at 10:33 am

     Dairy industry
          -President’s conversation with John B. Connally
                -Parity
          -Congressional action
                -Hardin’s conversation with Page Belcher
          -Upcoming meeting
                -President’s attendance
                      -Attendance at prior meeting
          -Forthcoming meeting of President, Connally, Hardin, and George P. Shultz
                -Camp David

     [General conversation]

The President and Hardin left at 10:35 am
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