Secret White House Tapes

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37–77
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • H. R. Haldeman
March 11, 1973
Conversation No. 37-77

Date: March 11, 1973
Time: 10:03 am-10:19 am
Location: White House Telephone

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

Gridiron dinner
-Duration
-George S. McGovern
-Praise of speech
-$1,000 welfare plan
-Jokes
-Reaction of attendees
-George H.W. Bush
-Speech
-Quality
-Songs
-Fellowship
-[First name unknown] Bramen [?]
-Rhode Island

-Bramen’s reaction
-Morale of attendees
-Special guests
-Prisoners of War [POWs]
-Air Force enlisted man, officer, Foreign Service
-Black
-Audience response
-John Phillip Sousa
-“Stars and Stripes Forever”
-Singers
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sept-09)

Conversation No. 37-77 (cont’d)


-McGovern's speech
-End of Vietnam War
-Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s speech
-Commendation of McGovern
-Joke
-McGovern's song

POW release
-H. Ross Perot
-Texas
-Welcome for POWs
-Leslie T. “Bob” Hope
-White House function
-Schedule change
-Press relations
-Sammy Davis, Jr.
-Col. Robinson Risner [?]
-Importance of timing

President's schedule
-Cost of Living Council meeting
-John D. Ehrlichman
-Departments' views
-Positive goals

-POWs
-Patrick J. Buchanan

Gridiron Dinner
-President's attendance
-Republican skit
-Henry A. Kissinger
-McGovern
-Praise
-Haldeman's conversation with Robert S. Strauss
-Opinion of McGovern
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sept-09)

Conversation No. 37-77 (cont’d)


-John B. Connally
-Jamaica
-Song
-Charles G. (\"Bebe\") Rebozo
-Routine
-Lucy A. Winchester
-Rose Mary Woods
-Women attendees
-Larry Brown
-Audience response
-Comparison with POWs
-Kissinger's song
POWs’ release
-White House function
-Timing
-Perot’s event
-Astrodome
-Public reaction
-Comparison with football heroes, astronauts
-Col. Robinson Risner
-Perot's event
-President's attendance
-National television coverage
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