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Start Date: 10-Aug-1971 2:59 PM

End Date: 10-Aug-1971 3:19 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Harvey, Paul (Mrs.)Dent, Harry S.White House photographer

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:04:59

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:25:42

559a.mp3

559b.mp3

559c.mp3

NARA Description:

On August 10, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Mrs. Paul Harvey, Harry S. Dent, and White House photographer met in the Oval Office of the White House from 2:59 pm to 3:19 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 559-021 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 559-21

Date: August 10, 1971
Time: 2:59 pm - 3:19 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harvey, and Harry S. Dent; the White House
photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting.

     Introductions

     Tour

     Photograph session

     William F. (“Billy”) Graham
          -Meeting
                -Oakland

     Political activism
           -1963
           -Vietnam War
           -Civil rights
           -Mark Rudd
           -Economic factors
                 -Mario Savio
                 -Student movement
           -Chicago
                                          31

                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                  Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 559-21 (cont.)


           -Mayor Richard J. Daley
           -1968 Democratic convention

Harvey
     -Radio show
          -Stations
     -Television
     -College campuses

Support for the President
    -Students

Liberal establishment
     -East
     -Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles
     -Elite
     -Values
     -Pentagon Papers
            -Previous administration's actions
     -Professors, intellectual leaders, opinion makers, business elite

Support for President
    -Sources
           -Working people
                 -Hardhats, police, farmers
                      -The South
                      -Elite
                      -Civil war
                      -Compared to other regions
                             -Midwest, East
                             -Far West
                                  -Orange County, San Diego
    -Issues
           -National defense
           -Ending Vietnam war
           -Demonstrators
           -Law and order
    -Elite
           -President’s familiarity
                 -Washington, DC
                 -New York
                                         32

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 559-21 (cont.)


     -Leader class
     -Middle class, working class
          -Values
     -Nation's heartland
          -Location
                -South and Midwest
                -New York
                -California
                      -South
                      -North
                            -Central Valley
     -Opinion makers
          -Foreign policy
The media
     -Harvey’s audience
          -Hardhats
          -Chicago Tribune
     -Journalism schools
          -Columbia University
          -Chicago Tribune
          -Graham
                -Proposed university
                      Code of conduct
     -Leadership

Public attitudes
     -Law enforcement
     -Vietnam war
     -Religion
            -Graham
            -Norman Vincent Peale
            -President's religious affiliation
            -Protestants
                  -Graham
                        -Eugene Carson Blake
            -Roman Catholics
            -Progressive churches
                  -Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Mormons, Fundamentalists, Southern
                        Baptists
     -Working classes
     -Leader class
                                                33

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                          Tape Subject Log
                                            (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 559-21 (cont.)


                 -Youth
           -President's leadership
                 -Supreme Court justices
                 -Journalism

     The media
          -Network television
               -George Hutton

     Presentation of gifts by President
          -Cufflinks
          -Golf balls

     Graham
     Harvey's schedule
          -Henry A. Kissinger

Mr. & Mrs. Harvey, and Dent left at 3:19 pm.