Date: January 2, 1973

Time: 8:56 am – 9:03 am

Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Warren E. Burger.

[See Conversation No. 829-24]

New Year’s greetings

-Burger’s recent telephone call to the President

Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys’ game

-Problems of President’s attendance

-University of Texas-University of Arkansas game (1969)

-Press and Secret Service

-The President’s viewing on television [TV]

-Camp David

Burger’s schedule

-Attendance at football games

-Work on New Year’s Day

The President’s and Burger’s work habits

Forthcoming Supreme Court decisions

-Pornography [Miller v. California]

-Burger’s position

-The President’s compared to George E. Allen

-Time Inc. v. Hill

-Freedom of the press

-The President’s view

-Need for balance



Tape Subject Log

(rev. Oct.-07)

-16th century art

-Comparing to 20th century art

-Redeeming social purpose

-William J. Brennan, Jr.

-Origin of phrase


-Mention of Vietnam War, ghettos

-Busing Cases

-Possible legislation

Supreme Court appointments

-William H. Rehnquist

-Burger’s view


-Douglas MacArthur’s statement

-The President’s statement


-Harry A. Blackmun

-Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

Congressional relations


-The President’s view

-Leslie C. Arends

-William B. Widnall

-The President’s view

-Age requirements

-Compared to the court system

-House of Representatives and Senate


-First-time campaigns


[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

-Republican National Committee [RNC] chairman

-George H. W. Bush

-Senate campaign committee

-William E. Brock III



Tape Subject Log

(rev. Oct.-07)

-House campaign committee

-Clarence J. “Bud” Brown, Jr,

-Clarence J. Brown

-Candidate recruitment

[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]


1973 Inauguration

-Inaugural procedures


-Burger’s conversation with Vice President Spiro T. Agnew

-The President’s 1956 Vice Presidential Inauguration

-William Knowland


-The President’s compared to the Vice President