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Start Date: Saturday, November 20, 1971 4:13 PM
End Date: Saturday, November 20, 1971 5:00 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob"); Eisenhower, Julie Nixon; Parker, David N.; [Unknown person(s)]; Woods, Rose Mary; Bull, Stephen B.; Butterfield, Alexander P.;
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:52:55
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:39:41
On November 20, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, David N. Parker, unknown person(s), Rose Mary Woods, Stephen B. Bull, and Alexander P. Butterfield met in the Oval Office of the White House from 11:13 am to 12:00 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 621-031 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 621-31 Date: November 20, 1971 Time: 11:13 am - 12:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Previous speech to American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO] convention -Press coverage -Helen A. Thomas -Public reaction -Rose Mary Woods -Publicity -Mrs. Lou Gehrig -Press coverage -United Press International [UPI] -George Meany -Public reaction at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts event -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -John B. Connally's views -Charles W. Colson -The President's attendance at Khmer Classical Ballet Performance -Julie Nixon Eisenhower National economy -The President's program -Pay Board -Meany's pay raise -Colson's views -John A. Scali's views -Popular views -Editorial writers -Polls -Meany's pay raise -The President's previous speech to AFL-CIO convention 32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.) -Reception by Meany Public relations -Previous speech at AFL-CIO convention -Thomas -Public reaction -Press coverage -The President's previous call to Seymour Halpern -Press coverage -Dan Rather -Frank Cormier -Connally's views -Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin’s view -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Meany -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] -Tricia Nixon Cox's views -Scali's views -John F. Kennedy's visit to Houston -Labor leaders -Press coverage -US navy -Film -Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox -Telegrams to White House -Thomas and Cormier -White House reaction -George P. Shultz's view -Meany -Pay Board -Scali's view -The President's economic program -Wage freeze Rumsfeld -Possible meeting with the President -Forthcoming call from Haldeman -The President's economic program National economy -The President's program 33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.) -Meany's pay increase -James D. Hodgson -George W. Romney Public relations -Previous speech to AFL-CIO convention -Popular reaction -Press coverage -Thomas's view -Associated Press -Cormier -Ronald L. Ziegler -Press coverage -Content and phraseology -The Vice President -Rather -Press coverage -Rather -White House response -Ziegler -Cormier -The President’s view -Gen. Walter R. Tkach's view -White House response -Meany -Participation on Pay Board -Connally's view -Pay increase -Connally's possible statement -The President's conversations with Halpern and Alan Bible Helicopter -Noise Tkach Ziegler -Gerald L. Warren The President's schedule -Football games 34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.) -Pepper Rodgers Julie Nixon Eisenhower and David N. Parker entered at 11:36 am. -Woods Haldeman left at 11:36 am. Julie Nixon Eisenhower's schedule -Haldeman's presence in meeting The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 11:36 am and 11:37 am. [Conversation No. 621-31A] Requested Haldeman join them [End of telephone conversation] Rose Mary Woods entered at 11:37 am. Julie Nixon Eisenhower's schedule -Haldeman -The President H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 11:37 am. -William L. Safire -Patrick J. Buchanan US Navy -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II -Blacks First Family's schedule -Location of appearances -Television -Local candidates -Issues compared to politics -The President’s policies 35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.) -David Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox -Mrs. Nixon -Invitations -Case Western Reserve University -Youth -The President’s view -High schools and colleges -White House staff involvement -Scali, Richard A. Moore, Safire and Ziegler -Advance staff -Secret Service -The President's schedule -Invitations -Screening -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s view -Number -Company Christmas parties -Jews and blacks -The President’s view -Catholics and ethnics -Jews and blacks -The President’s instructions -Television talk shows -Possible questions -The Vice President -Possible conversation topics -Volunteer center -Director -Frederic V. Malek -Aged -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s possible participation -Aged -Compared to youth -Number -Voting pattern -Volunteer organizations -Vocational clubs and boys clubs -Julie Eisenhower’s participation -Young Men’s Christian Association [YMCA] -Boy Scouts -4-H 36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.) -Salvation Army -Presidential awards -Presidential awards to individuals -Drugs -Efforts of professional athletes -David Eisenhower -Television talk shows -Robert F. Kennedy -Issues -Buchanan -Personality -Previous questions on Cleveland television show -Issues -John D. Ehrlichman and John C. Whitaker -Environment -Public concern -Polls -Family life -Tricia Nixon Cox -Woods -Ann Landers -Letters to the White House -Locations -South -Border states -Mountain states -Importance -Small states Stephen B. Bull and Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 11:56 am. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 45s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 621-31 (cont.) ***************************************************************** Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Parker and Woods left at 11:58 am. The President's schedule Bull and Butterfield left at 12:00 pm.