Date: April 30, 1973

Time: 8:58 pm – 9:27 pm

Location: Oval Office

Unknown television crew members were present.

President’s forthcoming speech

-Air time

The President entered at 8:58 pm. Members of the press and the White House photographer

were present at the beginning of this meeting.

President’s forthcoming speech

-Air time


Professional football

-Washington Redskins

-New York Giants



-President’s average

-Compared to golf

President’s forthcoming speech

-Air time





-Air time



Tape Subject Log

(rev. May-2012)

The President delivered his “Address to the Nation about Watergate Investigations” to a

nationwide television [TV] and radio audience between 9:00 pm and 9:27 pm.

[A transcript of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States:

Richard Nixon, Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and Statements of the President,

1973, pages 134 and 328-33.]

[A transcript of the following speech was also prepared Richard Nixon’s Special White House

Counsel for Watergate Matters and submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of

Representatives. This transcript can be found in Submission of Recorded Presidential

Conversations (SRPC), pages 1294-1308 (1-15). Please refer to the Public Papers of the

President transcript.]

[Begin recorded remarks]

[End of recorded remarks]

End of transmission

-Payment [?]

Technicians’ wives

President’s speech

President’s departure

The President left at 9:27 pm.

Breakdown of equipment

Transmission, reception

-Black-and-white TV sets

-Signal [?]

The recording was cut off at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.