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Start Date: Friday, September 10, 1971 7:53 PM

End Date: Friday, September 10, 1971 8:17 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:58:02

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:21:42

008-084.mp3

NARA Description:

On September 10, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 3:53 pm to 4:17 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 008-084 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 8-84

Date: September 10, 1971
Time: 3:53 pm - 4:17 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 276-7]

     The President's recent speech to Congress
          -Wires
          -Colson's talk with Robert P. Griffin
               -Television gallery
          -Mark O. Hatfield
          -Howard H. Baker, Jr.
          -Colson's talk with Edward W. Brooke
               -Reactions
                      -Menial work


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               -The Great Depression
          -Brooke's call to Colson
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      -Washington Post story
            -Welfare statement
            -Support for the President
      -Republicans
            -Numbers
-Labor leaders reaction
      -Colson's talk with Frank E. Fitzsimmons
      -Fitzsimmons
            -Quoted
            -George Meany's office
                  -Fitzsimmons
            -Meany's reaction
            -Meany's cooperation
                  -Deferred wage increase
      -Labor’s situation
            -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's poll
      -David E. Bradshaw
            -Democrat
            -Talks with working men
                  -Travels
                        -Denver, Colorado
                        -Tampa, Florida
                        -Minnesota
                        -Missouri
                  -Attitudes toward the President
                        -Compared with six months earlier
                        -President and labor leaders
                        -Rank and file
-Polls
      -Haldeman
      -George H. Gallup
      -Louis Harris
      -Possible future numbers
      -Vietnam War and economy
      -Stock market simile
      -Harris
            -Incumbency
-Night television
-Applause
      -Haldeman's comments about news coverage
-Network coverage
      -Minutes
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                    -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC]
                    -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]
                    -NBC
                    -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
         -Delivery
         -Prime time
              -Democrats
         -Henry M. ("Scoop") Jackson
              -Vietnam elections
                   -News summary
                   -Labor support
              -The President's speech
                   -Television
                   -Edward M. Kennedy
              -Television appearance


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    The President’s recent speech to Congress
         -Wilbur D. Mills
              -Freeze end announcement
                     -Business decisions
         -Phase II announcement
              -John B. Connally
              -Date
              -Stock market
                     -Condition
                     -Colson's talk with Albert H. Gordon
                          -Freeze end
                                 -Uncertainty in November 1971
                                 -Dow Jones
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                      -Hiatus
     -Colson's memo to Connally
           -Talking points
                -Temporary freeze
                      -Permanent system
                -Date
                -Planning
                -Date
     -Inflation
           -Wage and price freeze
           -Colson's speakers
           -The President's speech
                -Commitment to fight
           -Ronald L. Ziegler
           -Senate
     -Connally
-Meany reaction
     -Wires
           -Quoted
                -Labor cooperation
                -Administration sincerity
-Phase II announcement
     -Connally
     -President’s speech to Congress, September 9, 1971
     -Freeze
           -Uncertainty
                -Wall Street
                      -Gordon
           -Need to stop
                -Labor
           -Uncertainty
                -Connally
                -Japanese meeting
                -Forthcoming meeting with the President
                -Memo from Colson
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