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Start Date: 12-Aug-1971 12:15 PM

End Date: 12-Aug-1971 12:24 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Passer, Harold C.Colson, Charles W.White House photographer

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:07:29

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:16:34

562a.mp3

562b.mp3

562c.mp3

NARA Description:

On August 12, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Harold C. Passer, Charles W. Colson, and White House photographer met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:15 pm to 12:24 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 562-003 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 562-3

Date: August 12, 1971
Time: 12:15 pm - 12:24 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Harold C. Passer and Charles W. Colson; the White House photographer
was present at the beginning of the meeting.

     Photograph session

     Passer
          -Tenure in office

     National economy
          -Release of statistics
                -Positive news
                -Press
                      -Negativism
                      -Need for balance
                -Census
                -Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS]
                -Census
                      -Retail sales
                      -Housing
                      -Consumer Price Index [CPI]
          -Federated Department stores
                -Consumer Council
                      -Passer’s conversation with unknown man
                            -Steel strike
                                        37

                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                            Conv. No. 562-3 (cont.)


                     -Railroad strike
                     -Lockheed bill

International monetary situation
      -Possible devaluation
           -New York financial community

National economy
     -Public psychology
     -Unemployment
           -News summary
                -Edmund S. Muskie’s statement
                      -Wage and price controls
           -Previous administrations
                -John F. Kennedy
                -Lyndon B. Johnson
                      -Vietnam
                -World War II
                -Dwight D. Eisenhower
           -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA]
           -War
                -Administration’s goal
           -George Romney's forthcoming speech in Atlanta
                -Media coverage
     -News media's views
           -John F. Kennedy's administration
                -Foreign policy
                -Economic policy
                      -Inflation
                      -Compared to Eisenhower years
                -Unemployment
                -Stock market
                -Unemployment
                      -Composition
                            -Compare to Nixon years
                                                38

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                          Tape Subject Log
                                            (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 562-3 (cont.)


     Presentation of gifts by President
          -Passer's wife

Passer and Colson left at 12:24 pm.