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Start Date: Sunday, March 4, 1973 4:22 PM
End Date: Sunday, March 4, 1973 4:35 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Rogers, William P.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On March 4, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and William P. Rogers talked on the telephone from 11:22 am to 11:35 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 037-045 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 37-45 Date: March 4, 1973 Time: 11:22 am-11:35 am Location: White House Telephone The President talked with William P. Rogers. Vietnam settlement -Prisoners of War [POWs] release -Administration strategy -Public statement by Rogers -Minesweeping -Defense Department -Announcement -North Vietnamese reaction -Bombing -Henry A. Kissinger -Rogers -Economic aid to North Vietnam -Congressional support -John J. McFall -President’s press conference -William E. Timmons Sammy Davis, Jr. -Performance at the White House -John F. Kennedy -“Rat Pack” -Accommodation -First Black in White House -Booker T. Washington -Comparison - 31 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) Conversation No. 37-45 (cont’d) Sudan hostages [Black September] -Killings -Lowering of White House flags -Compensation to families -US policy on ransom -Survey of Foreign Service -Visit of President to State Department -Tribute to victims -Burial of victims -Wives -Arlington National Cemetery -Veterans -Return of bodies -William B. Macomber, Jr. -Belgian body -Delivery -Current situation -Terrorists surrendered -Arab diplomats released -Punishment -Development of plan for future incidents -Communications -Cut off -Bargaining with terrorists -Thomas E. Jarriel -Sirhan Sirhan release -Task Force -Unpredictable locations -Attacks on Saudi Arabian embassy -Killings -Jordanians -Israelis -Fedayeen in Jordan jail -Hussein ibn Talal [Hussein, King of Jordan] - 32 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) Conversation No. 37-45 (cont’d) -Execution -Sudan -President's visit to the State Department -Scheduling -Camp David -Maj. John V. (“Jack”) Brennan -President's visit to Defense Department -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Delivery of bodies -President’s talk -Foreign Service Association -Arrangements -Armin H. Meyer -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Terrorists in Haiti -Hostages -Agency for International Development [AID] official -Killing -Guatemala -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II -Support for POWs and diplomats -President's visit to the State Department -Press relations -President’s talk -Foreign service -Luncheon -Defense Department -Arrangements - 33 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09)