Secret White House Tapes

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847–8
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Raymond K. Price
  • Dabid R. Gergen
  • Aram Bakshian
  • Richard M. Fairbanks
  • James H. Cavanaugh
  • Tod R. Hullin
  • John L. Campbell
  • Hank Paulson
  • White House photographer
February 2, 1973
Conversation No. 847-8

Date: February 2, 1973
Time: 10:38 am - 10:54 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Raymond K. Price, Jr., Aram Bakshian, David R. Gergen, Richard M.
Fairbanks, III, James H. Cavanaugh, Tod R. Hullin, John L. Campbell, Geoffrey C. Shepard,
Dana G. Mead, James H. Falk, Hank Paulson, and the White House photographer.

Arrangements for photograph

State of the Union message

Presentation of gifts by the President
-Pins
-Geoffrey C. Shepard
-Marriage
-Egil (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep.-09)
Conversation No. 847-8 (cont’d)



Speeches
-John D. Ehrlichman
-Foreign policy
-State of the World message
-Timing
-Length
-Timing
-Budget
-Ehrlichman
-Television [TV] exposure
-Inaugural
-Lyndon B. Johnson’s death and funeral
-Vietnam settlement
-Announcement
-Radio
-Newspapers
-Economic report
-Herbert Stein
-Henry A. Kissinger’s trip to Hanoi
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-Secondary story
-Council of Economic Advisors
-Congress
-Leaks
-Kissinger’s schedule
-Effect on Economic story
-The President’s press conference
-Radio
-Utilize speechwriter’s work

The President’s press conferences and messages
-Speechwriters and editors
-Reporters’ lead lines
-Oversimplification
-Demagoguery
-Press reaction
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep.-09)
Conversation No. 847-8 (cont’d)



-Credit
-John F. Kennedy
-Lyndon B. Johnson
-Compared to “Sermon on the Mount”
-Budget radio address
-Price
-Ziegler
-Goal of speechwriting
-Public reaction
-Henry Fairlie’s book on Kennedy administration
-Crisis
-British liberal
-John F. Kennedy’s administration
-Policy failures
-Public relation successes
-Compared to the President’s administration
-Technique
-Rhetoric
-Concerns
-Controversy
-Consensus
-Congress
-Pubic interest

Fairlie’s book

Price, et al., left at 10:54 am.
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