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Start Date: Sunday, September 12, 1971 7:51 PM

End Date: Sunday, September 12, 1971 8:28 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:22:04

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:58:32

008-087.mp3

NARA Description:

On September 12, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 3:51 pm to 4:28 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 008-087 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 8-87

Date: September 12, 1971
Time: 3:51 pm - 4:28 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 278-22]

     Weather
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    Colson's trip to Boston
         -The President's call
                -Camp David
         -Weather
         -Henry Cabot Lodge
                -Massachusetts


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         -Busing
              -Issue
              -Dorchester, Roxbury, Hyde Park
              -Blacks
                    -Percentage
              -Whites and blacks demonstrations
                    -Chairman of the school board
              -De facto busing
                    -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]
              -Television
                    -Interviews with blacks and whites
              -Court ruling
                    -Warren E. Burger
                          -Constitutional amendment
                               -Eighteen-year old vote
              -Liberal democrats
                    -Edward W. Brooke
                          -Talk with Colson
                               -Edmund S. Muskie statement
                          -Blacks' reaction
              -Professional blacks
                    -Military
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              -Radical issue
                   -Agitation
              -Television coverage
                   -Irish, Polish
              -Muskie statements
                   -The President's statement
                   -President’s restrictive amendment
                         -Funds


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    The President's recent speech to Congress
         -Reactions
         -Henry C. Cashen, II report to the President
         -Letters from business
               -Presidential certificates
                     -Number
               -Cards of appreciation
         -Work ethic speech [Labor Day speech, September 6, 1971]
               -Editorials
                     -Nicholas P. Thimmesch
               -Clippings from newspaper
         -Reaction
               -Democrats
               -Media

    Economy
        -Phase II
             -John B. Connally
                  -Press conference
                  -Network coverage
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           -Washington Post and Washington Star
           -New York Times
           -Administration program
           -Timetable
                 -Phase II
           -Stock market
                 -Possible rebound
           -The President's meeting with George Meany
                 -Corporate profits
           -Timetable
                 -September 1971
           -Stock market
-William F. (“Billy”) Graham
      -Television evangelism
      -Contributions
           -Average
           -Indication of future of economic progress
-American Society of Association Executives [ASAE]
      -Meeting with the President
      -Survey of 420 industrial representatives
           -Optimism
                 -Employment prediction
                       -Improvement
                 -Sales volume increase
                 -Business volume
                 -Employment
                       -1972
           -Trade association executive
                 -Profile
                 -Business spectrum
-Connally
      -Meeting with Graham
           -Editorials on economic speech rhetoric
           -Rhetoric
                 -Importance
           -Democrats
           -Media
           -Democrats
           -Positive talk
-Polls
      -Approval
           -Louis Harris
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                   -George H. Gallup
         -Economic improvement
              -Graham


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    US social conditions
         -Moral crisis
               -Catholic Church
                     -Liberals compared with conservatives
               -Protestant Church
                     -Liberals compared with conservatives
               -Education
               -Survival of people
               -Changes
                     -Compared to few years before
                           -Social unrest
                                -Responses
         -The President's across the country trip
               -Liberal commentators
                     -Demonstrations
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     Economy
         -Phase II
              -Colson's program
                    -Public policing of prices
                    -Unknown memorandum
                         -Colson’s assignment of tasks to staff
              -Citizens Committee
                    -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis
                         -Three former Secretaries of Treasury
                         -New York Times
                         -Boston press
                               -Ford and Teamster vice presidents