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Start Date: 2-Nov-1971 8:43 AM
End Date: 2-Nov-1971 9:32 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob");
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:07:53
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:04:10
On November 2, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman met in the Oval Office of the White House from 8:43 am to 9:32 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 611-002 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 611-2 Date: November 2, 1971 Time: 8:43 am - 9:32 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Foreign aid program -Forthcoming conversation with George P. Shultz An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 8:43 am. The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:19 am. Foreign aid -Popularity -Young people William P. Rogers Melvin R. Laird 2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 611-2 (cont.) Ronald L. Ziegler -Press briefings The President's schedule -Florida trip -Development of Phase II economic program -Labor interests -Foreign aid Bernard J. "Bunny" Lasker National economy -Stock market -Status -Volumes -Level -Effect -Elliot Janeway's views -Dow Jones index -Unknown person’s view -Press coverage -November 1, 1971 -Situation since August 1971 -Public confidence -Arthur F. Burns -John B. Connally -Investment Tax Credit Bill -Burns's views -Status of legislation -Automobile excise tax -Tax bill -George P. Shultz's views -Wage and price controls -Labor reaction Policy planning -Shultz -Thesis -Henry A. Kissinger’s acceptance -The President’s initiatives 3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 611-2 (cont.) -Impact -Economic and domestic policy -Foreign policy -Vietnam -Staff structure -John D. Ehrlichman and Kissinger -Ehrlichman's views -Value Added Tax [VAT] -Ehrlichman's staff -Liberalism -Edwin L. Harper's views on parochial schools -Environment -Revenue-sharing -Views regarding popular expectations of the President -Media treatment of the President Supreme Court appointments -Leonard Garment's views -Howard H. Baker, Jr. and Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Lewis F. Powell, Jr. -Weinberger -Garment -Conservatives Policy planning -Staff responsibilities -Shultz's views -Connally's role on National Security Council [NSC] National economy -Pending tax legislation -The President's program -Phase I Boards -Activities -Phase II -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Labor interests -Wage retroactivity -1971 compared to 1972 4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 611-2 (cont.) The President's schedule -Cabinet reorganization -Ehrlichman -Forthcoming testimony -George W. Romney, John A. Volpe, Rogers C. B. Morton, Elliot L. Richardson, Maurice H. Stans, James D. Hodgson and J. Philip Campbell -Romney and Shultz -Press -Meeting -Timing and duration -William P. Rogers -Necessity ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 2m 54s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Meeting with Haldeman, September 1971 -Schedule -Events -Number -Location -Villanova University Tricia Nixon Cox Julie Eisenhower -Schedule -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II -Schedule 5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 611-2 (cont.) -Florida Tricia Cox and Julie Eisenhower -Schedules -Compared to other young people -Thelma C. (“Pat’) Nixon -Invitations -Procedure Kissinger -Conversation with Haldeman, November 1, 1971 -Rogers -Compared with Rogers -Conversation with Robert Kleiman of New York Times -Article regarding State Department's role in the President's foreign policy -People's Republic of China [PRC] and Warsaw talks -Rogers -Views James B. (“Scotty”) Reston's interview with Chou En-lai -Conversation with John A. Scali -Rogers -PRC -Possible contacts with press -New York Times The PRC initiative -State Department -Role -Popular opinion -Historical record -Columnists -Kissinger -Papers -Rogers's role -Kissinger -Papers Kissinger -Views regarding Senate vote on foreign aid, October 29, 1971 -Negotiations with North Vietnam -Conversation with Haldeman, November 1, 1971 6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 611-2 (cont.) -United Nations [UN] vote on Taiwan -Timing -State Department -Kissinger’s return from PRC -Botswana and Guyana -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.'s role -State Department -Haldeman’s action -Possible contacts with press -New York Times -Reston -Washington Star -Rogers's possible reaction -Use by Administration -Timing -PRC -Rogers The President's foreign policy -Linkage -Rogers Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:43 am. The President's schedule -Barber -Gerald R. Ford -Cabinet Bull left at an unknown time before 9:19 am. Kissinger -Conversation with Shultz -Middle East -Prediction -Diplomacy -Views regarding India-Pakistan relations -PRC The President's State of the Union address 7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 611-2 (cont.) -Ehrlichman -Kissinger -Haldeman's conversations -Ehrlichman -Tax program -Robert H. Finch, Rumsfeld, Shultz, Kissinger -Congress -Ehrlichman Kissinger -Conversation with Ehrlichman -India-Pakistan relations -PRC announcements and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] Latin America -Rogers Mrs. Nixon's forthcoming trip -Ziegler's announcement The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 8:43 am and 9:19 am. [Conversation No. 611-2A] [See Conversation No. 13-63] [End of telephone conversation] Latin America -Rogers -Summit -Finch The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler between 9:19 am and 9:20 am. [Conversation No. 611-2B] [See Conversation No. 13-64] 8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 611-2 (cont.) [End of telephone conversation] Kissinger -Shultz -UN vote on Taiwan -Rogers -George H. W. Bush -[Forename unknown] Henderson -Possible State Department actions -Motivations -Kissinger's recent trip to the PRC -Haig -The President’s forthcoming trip to the PRC -Responsibility -Importance -Historical record -Relationship with Rogers State Department -Rogers Networks -Television shows -“Laugh In” -Haldeman’s view -Peter M. Flanigan's plan -Cable television -Possible independent network -Spiro T. Agnew -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Possible White House involvement -News organization -The Left-Leaning Antenna -Network bias -Flanigan's plan Ambassadorial positions -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] and Japan -Flanigan -Mansfield D. Sprague 9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 611-2 (cont.) -Charles D. (“Tex”) Thornton Networks -Cable television National economy -The President's schedule -Shultz -Charles W. Colson -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Pay Board -Arnold R. Weber -Shultz -Rumsfeld -Labor -Wage increases -Retroactivity -Hodgson -George H. Boldt -Weber's views -Weber -Possible attack on George Meany -Shultz -Paul A. Volcker Haldeman left at 9:32 am.