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Conversation: 514-019

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Start Date: Tuesday, June 8, 1971 9:22 PM

End Date: Tuesday, June 8, 1971 9:31 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Sanchez, ManoloBull, Stephen B.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 05:14:09

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 05:21:14

514a.mp3

514b.mp3

514c.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 8, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Manolo Sanchez, and Stephen B. Bull met in the Oval Office of the White House from 5:22 pm to 5:31 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 514-019 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 514-19

Date: June 8, 1971
Time: 5:22 pm - 5:31 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     Meeting with National Broadcasting Company [NBC] executives
          -Charles W. Colson reaction

An unknown person [Manolo Sanchez?] entered at unknown time after 5:22 pm

     Refreshments

The unknown person [Sanchez?] left before 5:31 pm

     Meeting with NBC executives
          -Rebuttal to press abuse
               -Need for honesty
                     -Press honesty
                     -Herbert G. Klein, John A. Scali, Ronald L. Ziegler
                     -Criticism of President
                           -Press view
               -President’s effectiveness as an adversary
               -Handling of executives
                     -Reaction of executives
               -Other attacks on press
                     -Spiro T. Agnew
                     -Robert J. Dole
                     -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield
                           -Apologies

     Press coverage
           -Curtis W. Tarr story
           -Economic stories
                -Figures
           -Haldeman
                -Conversation with newspaper employee
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)



                      -Background of economy story
                           -Presentation
                                 -Hobart Rowen versus author
          -Washington Star economic coverage
          -NBC economic coverage
          -NBC war coverage
          -President’s demeanor
                -Bias discussion                               Conv. No. 514-19 (cont.)
                      -Other approaches
                           -Drawbacks
          -Contact with other media people
          -Election coverage
                -1966 campaign
                -President’s desires
                      -Equal time
                           -Criteria for equal time
          -Timing of press conferences
                -Network view
                -President’s view
                      -Administration needs

Stephen B. Bull entered at unknown time after 5:22 pm

     President’s schedule
          -Peter G. Peterson briefing
                -Attendance
                      -Members of Congress

The President, Haldeman, and Bull left at 5:31 pm