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Start Date: Sunday, March 11, 1973 3:03 PM
End Date: Sunday, March 11, 1973 3:19 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob");
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On March 11, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone from 10:03 am to 10:19 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 037-077 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 37-77 Date: March 11, 1973 Time: 10:03 am-10:19 am Location: White House Telephone The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Gridiron dinner -Duration -George S. McGovern -Praise of speech -$1,000 welfare plan -Jokes -Reaction of attendees -George H.W. Bush -Speech -Quality -Songs -Fellowship -[First name unknown] Bramen [?] -Rhode Island -Bramen’s reaction -Morale of attendees -Special guests -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Air Force enlisted man, officer, Foreign Service -Black -Audience response -John Phillip Sousa -“Stars and Stripes Forever” -Singers - 53 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) Conversation No. 37-77 (cont’d) -McGovern's speech -End of Vietnam War -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s speech -Commendation of McGovern -Joke -McGovern's song POW release -H. Ross Perot -Texas -Welcome for POWs -Leslie T. “Bob” Hope -White House function -Schedule change -Press relations -Sammy Davis, Jr. -Col. Robinson Risner [?] -Importance of timing President's schedule -Cost of Living Council meeting -John D. Ehrlichman -Departments' views -Positive goals -POWs -Patrick J. Buchanan Gridiron Dinner -President's attendance -Republican skit -Henry A. Kissinger -McGovern -Praise -Haldeman's conversation with Robert S. Strauss -Opinion of McGovern - 54 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) Conversation No. 37-77 (cont’d) -John B. Connally -Jamaica -Song -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo -Routine -Lucy A. Winchester -Rose Mary Woods -Women attendees -Larry Brown -Audience response -Comparison with POWs -Kissinger's song POWs’ release -White House function -Timing -Perot’s event -Astrodome -Public reaction -Comparison with football heroes, astronauts -Col. Robinson Risner -Perot's event -President's attendance -National television coverage