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Start Date: 11-Aug-1971 12:59 PM
End Date: 11-Aug-1971 1:43 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Ziegler, Ronald L.; Colson, Charles W.; Sanchez, Manolo; Bull, Stephen B.; Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob"); Woods, Rose Mary;
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:52:00
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:36:47
On August 11, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Ronald L. Ziegler, Charles W. Colson, Manolo Sanchez, Stephen B. Bull, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, and Rose Mary Woods met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:59 pm to 1:43 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 561-012 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 561-12 Date: August 11, 1971 Time: 12:59 pm - 1:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Busing -President's policy -Ziegler’s recent press conference -United Press International [UPI] story -President’s directive -Desegregation -Dual school system -Federal compliance Declassification order -John D. Ehrlichman -Historical information -World War II -Korean War -Cuba -Lebanon -Classification authority -Limitation -Public right to know -Protection of classified information -Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing 37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 561-12 (cont.) -Timing Ziegler left and Charles W. Colson entered at 1:01 pm. National security -President's previous conversation with Ehrlichman -New York Times article -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Negotiations Pentagon Papers -Democrats' reaction -Possible Congressional hearings -Democrats -Republicans -October 3, 1971 election in Vietnam -Administration's position -Henry A. Kissinger -Timing -Michael J. Mansfield, J. William Fulbright -Possible administration action -Columnists -Richard L. Wilson -Hawks -David Lawrence, Joseph W. Alsop, William S. White -Democrats -Unknown man -Alger Hiss case -Activities -Vietnamese elections -Democrats -Egil (“Bud”) Krogh's efforts -Possible Congressional hearings -W. Averell Harriman -Ngo Dinh Diem -Overthrow of Diem -F. Edward Hébert's position -Daniel Ellsberg -Unknown man's investigation -Liberals -In-fighting 38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 561-12 (cont.) -New Yorker magazine -John F. Kennedy's intellectuals -McGeorge Bundy -Comparison to fight between Communists and Socialists -Public reaction -Forthcoming election -Eugene J. McCarthy -1968 campaign Congress -Recess Colson's activities -Cabinet -Lull Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Speech -August 10, 1971 -Liberal Democrats -Effect on working people -Reaction -Location -New York City -American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organization [AFL-CIO] -Reaction -Impact on the Administration -Raymond R. Corbett -Administration’s view -Speech -Liberal Democrats -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Intellectuals -New left -Views -Working people -Timing National economy -Fact sheet 39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 561-12 (cont.) -Public opinion -Analogy -Laos -Casualties -Timing -Economic indicators -Retail sales -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Figures -July 1971 -George P. Shultz -Automobiles -June compared to July -Public malaise -Media -Democrats -Republicans -Transience -President's foreign policy activism -Businessmen's views -Profits and sales -Statistics -Unemployment -Polls -Commerce Department's forthcoming survey -Maurice H. Stans -Businessmen -International monetary situation -August -International monetary situation -Vacations -Television ratings -President's forthcoming program -Timing -Stock market -Cabinet's possible efforts -Colson’s conversation with John B. Connally -Stans -James D. Hodgson -Labor contracts -Coal miners 40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 561-12 (cont.) -Longshoremen -Hodgson -Unemployment -Ehrlichman -Summer 1971 -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] report -Unknown person -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] -Breadwinners -Louis Harris polls -Accuracy -Public psychology -Timing -Congress -Procedures Polls -Harris, George H. Gallup -President's public reception -Ohio, Iowa, Alabama, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, Maine ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 1m 1s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ********************************************************************** George Meany -Treatment by administration -Ziegler's press briefing -Personal greeting -Public events -Jackson -Edmund S. Muskie 41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 561-12 (cont.) -Unknown person’s call to Colson -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Jackson Manolo Sanchez and Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:01 pm. Briefcase Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:30 pm. The President's schedule -Kissinger -George P. Shultz -Peter G. Peterson -Haldeman -Executive Office Building [EOB] Bull left at 1:30 pm. Haldeman and Rose Mary Woods entered at 1:30 pm. Book by [Dorothy Sayre] -Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr. -Religious -Print date -Bookbinder -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Harcourt Brace -Norman Vincent Peale -Letter President's previous visit to Indiana -Possible loss of notes -Secret Service -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -American Legion newspaper story -Diary -Schedule cards -Location -Hannah Milhous Nixon’s home -Article 42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 561-12 (cont.) -John F. Kennedy -PRC -Unknown man Woods left at 1:36 pm. Briefcase -Notes Jackson speech Meany -PRC policy Harris poll President's public reception around nation -New Hampshire and Maine President’s schedule -Peterson -President's conversation with Bull -International monetary situation National economy -Textiles -Peterson -President's memo -Peter M. Flanigan -Alexander P. Butterfield -President's schedule -Possible meeting with Peterson -Peterson’s possible conversation with Flanigan -Possible import quota -Industry -Quota bill -Flanigan -Memorandum -Possible conversation with Peterson -President's schedule -Peterson 43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 561-12 (cont.) -Shultz Mrs. Matak -Forthcoming tea with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon, August 11, 1971 -Presidential gifts -Cufflinks -Compacts National economy -Unemployment figures Ehrlichman The President, Colson and Haldeman left at 1:43 pm.