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Start Date: Wednesday, April 28, 1971 5:07 PM

End Date: Wednesday, April 28, 1971 5:56 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ziegler, Ronald L.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Sanchez, Manolo

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:35:19

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:22:12

491a.mp3

491b.mp3

491c.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 28, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Ronald L. Ziegler, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, and Manolo Sanchez met in the Oval Office of the White House from 1:07 pm to 1:56 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 491-011 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 491-11

Date: April 28, 1971
Time: 1:07 pm - 1:56 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler, H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, and Manolo Sanchez.

     President's schedule

[Transcript #1: A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under
court order from December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums,
et al. v. James M. Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records
Administration produced this transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]

[End of transcript]

     Schedule

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:47 pm.

           -Conference
           -Herbert G. Klein
           -John W. Dean, III
           -Richard G. Kleindienst

     Previous photo session
          -President and Tricia Nixon
          -Howell Conant

     Conant
         -Background
         -Photography
         -Qualifications

     Oliver F. (Ollie”) Atkins
          -News shots
          -Photographs
                -Haldeman’s view
          -President's portrait
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    Conant
        -President's schedule
        -Look magazine
        -Writer

    Ann Coffin
        -Look magazine
                                                               Conv. No. 491-11 (cont.)
    Christopher S. Wren
         -Arthur P. Henderson

    Oval Office windows
         -View


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[National Security]
[Duration: 10s ]


    OVAL OFFICE


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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         -Aesthetics
         -Pictures
         -Curtains
         -Light

    Conant's schedule
        -President's possible portrait
        -Atkins

    President's schedule
         -Unknown California photographer
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    Conant
        -Photo session
             -Look cover
                   -President and Tricia Nixon


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                                                          Conv. No. 491-11 (cont.)
BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 38s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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    Youth conference
        -Resolution on homosexuality
        -Cabinet

    President's schedule
         -California trip
                -Forthcoming welcome to First Marine Division, April 30, 1971
                -Radio
                      -”A Salute to Agriculture”, May 2, 1971
                -Ship yard contracts
                      -Jobs
                      -Program
                      -President's previous maritime messages
                -John B. Connally
                      -Lockheed announcement
                            -Timing
                -Unemployment
                      -Ship yard contracts
                -President's conversation with John D. Ehrlichman
                      -Breeder reactor
                -Lockheed
                      -Connally

    Connally's Chamber of Commerce speech, April 27, 1971
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Connally

Cabinet
     -George W. Romney
           -Unknown speech
     -John A. Volpe
           -Press                                         Conv. No. 491-11 (cont.)
     -Elliot L. Richardson
     -Maurice H. Stans
     -Volpe
     -Rogers C. B. Morton
           -Style
           -Jack Drown
           -Statements

Black admirals
     -[Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.]
     -Press

Blacks in Defense Department/government
     -General Daniel ("Chappie") James, Jr.
     -Arthur A. Fletcher
     -James E. Johnson
           -Appointment

Department of Defense
    -Secretary of the Navy
         -John H. Chafee
    -Stanley R. Resor
    -Secretary of the Air Force
         -Robert F. Froehlke
    -Secretary of the Navy
         -Charles S. Thomas
               -Support for Dwight D. Eisenhower
    -Melvin R. Laird
    -Secretary of the Army
         -Froehlke
               -Laird
         -Resor
         -Bob Claiborne
               -Nephew
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            -Secretary of the Navy
                 -Connally
     Navy
            -Chafee
                 -Navy League
                 -Admirals
                 -Women
                 -Liberals                                             Conv. No. 491-11 (cont.)
            -Arthur W. Radford
            -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer
            -Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.
            -Changes in uniform

[Transcript #2: A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under
court order from December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums,
et al. v. James M. Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records
Administration produced this transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]

[End of transcript]

     President's schedule
          -Trip to California
                 -Welcome to First Marine Division
                      -John A. Scali
                      -Possible press coverage
                      -“Color”

     President's television interviews
          -Duration
                 -Barbara Walters
                 -Helen Thomas
                 -Cyrus L. Sulzberger
                 -American Broadcasting System [ABC]
                 -Network commentators
                 -American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE]
                 -Thomas
                 -Questions
          -Issues
                 -Exposure
          -Press conferences
                 -Frequency
          -Editors
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     -Dan Rather

Rather
     -Conversation with Ziegler, April 27, 1971
     -Cabinet officers
     -Story

Network coverage of Tricia Nixon's White House tour       Conv. No. 491-11 (cont.)
    -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC]
    -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
    -Show
          -Length
    -White House weddings
    -Morning show
    -Special
    -Prime time
    -Control
    -Time slot
    -Pictures
    -Alice Roosevelt Longworth
    -Charles A. Lindbergh
    -First White House wedding
    -Woodrow Wilson
    -Longworth
    -News show
    -Prime time
    -Length
    -Staff
    -Network
    -Commentators
    -Pictures
    -Rose Garden
    -Blue Room
    -Weddings
    -Longworth

White House photographers' dinner
     -President's schedule
           -Executive Office Building [EOB]
                 -Roosevelt Room
                 -Frank E. Cancellare
                      -Picture
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Ziegler left at 1:47 pm.

     President's schedule
          -Visit to Lyndon B. Johnson Library
                 -Possible gift to Johnson
                      -Andrew Jackson portrait
                            -Claudia A. (“Lady Bird”) Johnson      Conv. No. 491-11 (cont.)
                            -National Gallery of Art
                                   -Mellon family
                            -Clement E. Conger
                            -Loan
                            -Harry S. Truman
                                   -Steinway piano

     President's upcoming news conference, April 29, 1971
          -Podium
          -ASNE
          -Microphone
          -Podium
          -Make-up
                 -Use

Ziegler entered at 1:50 pm.

     White House news photographers
          -Cabinet Room

Ziegler left at 1:50 pm.

     President's make-up
          -News conference
          -Use

     Press conferences
           -William H. Carruthers
           -Make-up
                 -Perspiration
                 -Eyes
                 -Experimentation

     Administration line-up
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          -Cancer program
          -John D. Ehrlichman
               -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.
          -Cancer program
               -National Institute of Health [NIH]
                      -[Dr. Henry S. Kaplan]
                            -Stanford University
                            -Possible stances                  Conv. No. 491-11 (cont.)
                      -Political purposes
          -National parks
          -Credit
          -Public relations
          -Vietnam
          -Peoples’s Republic of China [PRC]
          -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
               -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]

     Demonstrators
         -President's schedule
         -Laird

The President and Haldeman left at 1:56 pm.