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Start Date: 22-Jan-1973 11:01 AM

End Date: 22-Jan-1973 1:20 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

399-014a.mp3

399-014b.mp3

399-014c.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 22, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Ronald L. Ziegler, and Julie Nixon Eisenhower met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 11:01 am to 1:20 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 399-014 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 399-14

Date: January 22, 1973
Time: Between 11:01 am and 1:20 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

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

       The President's second term

       1973 Inauguration
            -Church service
            -Relatives
            -Inaugural address
                  -White House staff follow-up

       Grand Jury
            -Internal Revenue Service [IRS]
            -Back taxes

Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 11:03 am.

       Washington Post story
            -Source
            -White House rebuttal
                  -United Press International [UPI]
            -Press briefing
            -The President’s instructions

       Press relations
             -Henry A. Kissinger
                                             -15-

                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Apr.-09)

                                                              Conversation No. 399-14 (cont’d)

                   -Church service
             -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
                   -The President's telephone conversations
             -Church service
             -Kissinger
             -Vietnam settlement
                   -Signing
                   -Nguyen Van Thieu
             -Herbert G. Klein
             -Charles W. Colson
                   -Washington Post
                         -Kenneth W. Clawson

Ziegler left at 11:11 am.

       Church service
            -Choir
            -Washington Post

       1973 Inauguration
            -Inaugural ball
                  -Television [TV] coverage
                  -Public Broadcasting System [PBS]
                  -The President's arrival
                  -Spiro T. Agnew

       Press relations
             -The President’s image
             -Reaction
             -Youth Ball
                    -New York
             -Ziegler
                    -Vietnam War
             -Response
             -Washington Post
                    -Confirmation
                    -First term compared to second term
             -Second term goals
                    -Welfare
                    -William E. Brock, III
                                       -16-

            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. Apr.-09)

                                                  Conversation No. 399-14 (cont’d)

      -Seating arrangements
            -The President’s order
      -Reception [?]
            -Themla C. (“Pat”) Nixon
            -Stephen B. Bull [?]

Congressional relations

Church service [?]

White House entertainment
     -Impresario
     -Leonard Garment
     -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
     -Selection
     -George Murphy
     -1972 campaign
     -Sammy Davis, Jr.
            -Celebrities
     -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope
     -Francis A. (“Frank”) Sinatra
     -Inaugural event
     -A cocktail party
            -Sinatra
            -Davis
            -Sinatra
            -Ball [?]
            -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
                   -TV
            -Check by the President
                   -Washington parties [?]
                   -Vietnam settlement [?]
     -Press relations
            -News summaries
                   -The President’s image
            -TV

1973 Inauguration
     -Parade
     -Ball
                                        -17-

           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                              Tape Subject Log
                                (rev. Apr.-09)

                                                 Conversation No. 399-14 (cont’d)

     -Press Coverage
     -Parade incident
           -The President’s car
                 -Protestor
                       -Legal charges
                 -Crowd size [?]
                 -Security
                 -TV

Press relations
      -Kissinger [?]
      -White House staff
      -Editorial comment
      -Newspapers
      -Vietnam settlement
             -Haig trip [?]
      -Possible book by The President
      -Colson
      -Staff writers

Celebrities
     -Blacks

Lyndon B. Johnson’s Funeral
     -Washington National Cathedral
     -Claudia A. (“Lady Bird”) Johnson
     -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The President’s speeches
     -Staff work
            -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
            -Rose Mary Woods
            -Price
                   -Proofing
            -Typist
            -Ziegler
            -Manolo Sanchez
            -Adjustments

Church service
                                            -18-

                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Apr.-09)

                                                           Conversation No. 399-14 (cont’d)

             -Choirs
                  -Edward V. Hill [?]
                  -Colson
                  -District of Columbia
                  -Rhode Island
                  -Delaware
                  -Virginia
                  -Maryland

       Collaboration with [first name unknown] Lott
            -Collection of speeches
                   -Publicity
                         -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis

       1973 Inauguration
            -Acknowledgement for participants
                  -Special plan [?]
                  -Follow-up
                  -Unknown woman
                        -Floral seal
                  -Remaining money
                        -Use
                        -Inaugural address

       The President's schedule
            -Eisaku Sato
            -Bipartisan Congressional leaders meeting
            -Republican leaders meeting
            -Sato
                  -Dinner
                         -Donald McI. Kendall

Julie Nixon Eisenhower talked with the President between 12:10 pm and 12:12 pm.

[Conversation No. 399-14A]

[See Conversation No. 36-40]

[End of telephone conversation]
                                        -19-

            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                              Tape Subject Log
                                (rev. Apr.-09)

                                                   Conversation No. 399-14 (cont’d)

1973 Inauguration
     -Number of invitations
     -Remaining money
           -Use

The President's schedule
     -Sato
     -Next week
     -Dinner
     -Roger Williams
     -Camp David
     -Cabinet members

The President’s statements
     -Buchanan

The President’s schedule
     -Congressional leaders meeting
           -The President’s speech
                  -Contents
                  -World War II
                        -History
                  -Vietnam settlement

Vietnam settlement
     -Article
           -Circulation
                 -Colson’s office
                 -South Vietnam
                       -Communist rule
                 -“Peace with honor”

"Peace with honor"
     -The President's meeting with Raymond K. Price
           -Edward M (“Ted”) Kennedy, Birch E. Bayh, Jr.
           -George McGovern
                 -Policy on Vietnam
           -Presidential adversaries
           -Congressional relations
                 -Presidential gesture
                                    -20-

           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                             Tape Subject Log
                               (rev. Apr.-09)

                                                  Conversation No. 399-14 (cont’d)

          -1972 election
          -Lyndon Johnson
          -Public support for the President
                -Silent majority
                -Democrats
                -Republicans
          -Congressional relations
                -Kissinger [?]
                -History of war
                -John D. Ehrlichman [?]
                -Ziegler [?]
                -McGovern [?]
                -Announcement
                      -TV
                -Democrats
                -Republicans
                -Buchanan
                      -The President’s speeches
          -Prisoners Of War [POWs] return
                -H. Ross Perot
                -The President’s role
                -Guam, Hawaii
                -POW families
          -Lyndon Johnson
          -Haig [?]
          -Kissinger [?]
     -1973 Inauguration [?]
          -Fundraising
          -Cutbacks

Vietnam settlement
     -Congressional relations
     -Kissinger
     -The President’s speech
           -Audience
           -Buchanan
           -Lyndon Johnson
           -Congress
           -American people, servicemen
           -Price
                                       -21-

            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. Apr.-09)

                                                      Conversation No. 399-14 (cont’d)

           -Inaugural address
           -Patriotism
                  -Education
           -TV
     -Press relations
           -Morning newspaper
           -The President’s speech
                  -National audience
                  -Price

Congressional relations
     -Buchanan

The President’s schedule
     -Sato
     -Heath
     -Sato
           -Dinner
           -Meeting with the President
     -George H.W. Bush
           -Congressional relations
           -Republican National Committee [RNC]
     -Meeting with bipartisan congressional leaders

Vietnam settlement
     -The President’s speech
           -Nixon doctrine
                -Theme of responsibility
                -Cambodia
                       -Bombing

Unknown man
    -Wife

Colson
     -Buchanan

John A. Scali

Bipartisan Congressional leaders meeting [?]
                                            -22-

                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Apr.-09)

                                                        Conversation No. 399-14 (cont’d)

            -The President’s schedule
                  -Kissinger
            -Rogers
            -Elliot L. Richardson
            -Senate spokesman
            -Klein [?]
            -Press relations
                  -Dick Olsen [?]
                  -Attendance
                         -Chairmen

Haldeman left at 1:20 pm.