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Start Date: Saturday, April 17, 1971 4:24 PM

End Date: Saturday, April 17, 1971 4:49 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Bull, Stephen B.White House operatorHaldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Lukash, William M.Ziegler, Ronald L.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:10:28

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:33:02

481-006.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 17, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Stephen B. Bull, White House operator, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, William M. Lukash, and Ronald L. Ziegler met in the Oval Office of the White House from 11:24 am to 11:49 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 481-006 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 481-6

Date: April 17, 1971
Time: 11:24 am - 11:49 am
Location: Oval Office
                                                                       Conv. No. 481-5 (cont.)
The President met with Stephen B. Bull

     President's schedule
          -Meeting with Ronald L. Ziegler

[The President talked with the White House operator at 11:24 am]

[Conversation No. 481-6A]

[See Conversation No. 1-125]

[End of telephone conversation]

H. R. Haldeman entered at 11:25 pm

Bull left at an unknown time before 11:30 am

     Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield's trip to People's Republic of China [PRC]
         -Congressional interest
         -Chou En-lai

     The President's PRC initiative

[The President talked with Dr. William M. Lukash at 11:25 am]

[Conversation No. 481-6B]

[See Conversation No. 1-126]

[End of telephone conversation]
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 44s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1                                            Conv. No. 481-6 (cont.)

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     Henry A. Kissinger
         -Unknown man [Ziegler?]

     The President's schedule
          -Leslie Towne (“Bob”) Hope
                -Fund-raising dinner
                -Mamie G. D. Eisenhower
                      -Phone call to Hope
                -President's possible attendance

     The President's meeting with American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE], April 16,
          1971
          -J. Edgar Hoover's call to the President
          -Response to questions
          -Radio
                -Kissinger
                -Dinner at Katharine L. Graham's

Ziegler entered at 11:30 am

          -Report
          -Cocktail party
                -Attendees
          -William V. Shannon
          -Ziegler's possible call to Shannon
          -Sylvan H. Meyer
          -Cuba and Chile
          -Emmett Dedmon
                -Question on PRC
          -Hoover
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      -Robert F. Kennedy
      -Army
      -W. Ramsey Clark
-Responses
-Reaction
-Audience response
      -Applause
      -Unknown woman                                Conv. No. 481-6 (cont.)
-Radio
-Statler Hotel
      -Quality of room
      -Television
      -Shoreham Hotel
      -Size
-Number of questions
-Editorial conference
-Media coverage
-Meyer's comment
-Radio coverage
-Prisoners of war [POWs]
-Hoover
-PRC
      -President's daughters
-Forum
-Television
      -Coverage
-News conference
      -ASNE
-Hoover
      -Tenure
-Vietnam
-Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr.
-Hoover
      -President's response
      -Compassion
      -Fairness
      -Cartoon in the President's office
            -Harry S. Truman administration
-Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
-Dedmon
-Agnew
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     President's schedule

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal-Returnable]
[Duration: 5s ]                                                  Conv. No. 481-6 (cont.)


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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Ziegler left at 11:39 am

           -John L. McClellan
                -Schedule
           -Attorney General [John Mitchell]
           -John A. Volpe
                -John D. Ehrlichman
                -George W. Romney
                -Jennie (Benedetto) Volpe [?]
                      -Unknown visit by Italian women
                -Camp David
           -Farm editors
           -News conference
                -Timing
           -Farm editors
                -Clifford M. Hardin
                -Briefing
                -Conference
                -Attendance
                      -Number
                -Possible White House tour
                -Blue Room
                -White House tour
                      -Wives
           -Jaycees leadership
                -Attendance
                -White House tour
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                -Rose Garden
                -State Dining Room
                -Press coverage
                -Briefings

Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:30 am

                                                           Conv. No. 481-6 (cont.)
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal-Returnable]
[Duration: 7s


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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Bull left at an unknown time before 11:49 am

          -Senate loyalists
          -House loyalists
               -Daniel H. Kuykendall
          -Press conference
          -4-H Club
               -Attendance
                     -Number
               -Rose Garden
               -White House tour
               -Rose Garden
               -President’s participation

     The President's with ASNE
          -Panelists
               -Certificate of appreciation
               -Memento
               -Paperweight

     The President's schedule
          -Building Trades Council executive committee
               -Opposition to the President
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                -Willie J. Usery
                      -Views
                -John D. Ehrlichman, Charles W. Colson, Peter M. Flanigan, and George P.
                      Shultz
                      -Views
                -James D. Hodgson
                      -Views
                      -President's leadership                         Conv. No. 481-6 (cont.)
                -Boat
                      -Julie Nixon Eisenhower

The President and Haldeman left at 11:49 am