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Conversation: 585-015

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Start Date: 5-Oct-1971 5:19 PM

End Date: 5-Oct-1971 5:39 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Connally, John B.White House operatorButterfield, Alexander P.Poff, Richard H.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:11:02

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:30:26



NARA Description:

On October 5, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, John B. Connally, White House operator, Alexander P. Butterfield, and Richard H. Poff met in the Oval Office of the White House from 5:19 pm to 5:39 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 585-015 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 585-15

Date: October 5, 1971
Time: 5:19 pm - 5:39 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     Possible scheduling of the President's speech
          -Analysis of network news
          -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS], National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
          -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]

John B. Connally talked with the President between 5:20 pm and 5:21 pm.

[Conversation No. 585-15A]

[See Conversation No. 10-47]

[End of telephone conversation]

               -Prime time
               -Impact on local stations

                               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 585-15 (cont.)

           -Cost of Living Council [COLC]

     John D. Ehrlichman
          -The President's schedule
               -Richard H. Poff

The President talked with White House operator at an unknown time between 5:21 pm and 5:29

[Conversation No. 585-15B]

[See Conversation No. 10-48]

[End of telephone conversation]

     William L. Safire
          -John F. Osborne
                     -American Bar Association [ABA] rating
                          -Birch Bayh

     The President's schedule
          -Robert J. Dole
          -John N. Mitchell

Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 5:27 pm.


Butterfield left at 5:28 pm.

     First amendment
           -The President's position

The President talked with Richard H. Poff between 5:29 pm and 5:33 pm.

[Conversation No. 585-15C; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]

[See Conversation No. 10-49]


                                         Tape Subject Log
                                           (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 585-15 (cont.)

[End of telephone conversation]

     William E. Brock III
          -Nomination of Poff
          -J. William Fulbright

     William P. Rogers
          -Forthcoming UN debate on PRC and Taiwan
                -Rogers position

     The President's schedule
          -The Presidential helicopter
                      -Air Force One

The President and Haldeman left at 5:39 pm.