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Conversation: 573-002

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Start Date: Thursday, September 16, 1971 10:21 PM

End Date: Thursday, September 16, 1971 10:29 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Cox, Tricia Nixon

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:57:30

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:05:45

573a.mp3

NARA Description:

On September 16, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, and Tricia Nixon Cox met in the Oval Office of the White House from 6:21 pm to 6:29 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 573-002 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 573-2

Date:September 16, 1971
Time: 6:21 pm - 6:29 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     Apollo 15 astronauts
          -Colonel David R. Scott
               -Mission commander
               -James B. Irwin
          -Robert H. Finch, Donald H. Rumsfeld
               -View of Scott

The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox between 6:21 pm and 6:22 pm.

[Conversation No. 573-2A]

[See Conversation No. 9-45; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]


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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 573-2 (cont.)



BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 20s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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[End of telephone conversation]

     Congress

     Ronald L. Ziegler
         -Announcement of meeting

     Unknown person
         -Marital status

     State and local officials
           -Meeting with unknown person [George P. Shultz?]
           -Job of governor
           -Job of mayor
                 -Comparison of responsibilities
                      -City Councils
           -Compared to the Presidency

     Press conference
           -Handling
                -John B. Connally
           -Assistance
                -Shultz
           -News
           -Questions
                -Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak
                -Walter J. Hickel’s book
                -Conservative revolt
                -Spiro T. Agnew
                -Staff concerns
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                        Conv. No. 573-2 (cont.)


                     -East Room
                     -Television

     The President's schedule
          -Black military officers
                -Generals and admirals
          -Indian scripture presentation
          -Charles S. Rhyne
          -Maurice H. Stans
                -Possible topic for meeting
                      -Politics
                      -Minority business enterprise
          -Scheduled meetings
                -John Geiger
                      -National Commander of the American Legion

The President and Haldeman left at 6:29 pm.