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Conversation: 015-008

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Start Date: Thursday, November 18, 1971 12:17 AM

End Date: Thursday, November 18, 1971 12:25 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)White House operatorColson, Charles W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:04:42

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:12:10

015-008.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 17, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, White House operator, and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 7:17 pm to 7:25 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 015-008 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 15-8

Date: November 17, 1971
Time: 7:17 pm - 7:25 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with the White House operator.

     Charles W. Colson

The President talked with Colson.

     Public relations
          -John A. Scali
                 -Edward P. Boland amendment
                      -Michael J. Mansfield amendment
                 -Labor
                 -George H. Mahon and Leslie C. Arends
                      -Call from the President, 11/17
                 -Ronald L. Ziegler
                      -Mansfield amendment

     American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO]
        convention
         -George P. Shultz
               -George Meany
         -Schedule
               -The President
                                          5

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. 10/06)
                                                            Conv. No. 15-8 (cont.)


Polls
        -George H. Gallup
        -Louis P.Harris
             -Schedule of release
             -Figures
                  -Use by White House
        -Gallup
        -Harris
             -Estimate of Gallup poll
             -Views on economy

Shultz
     -Gross National Product [GNP]
     -Conversation with the President
     -Economic statistics
          -Errors

Commerce Department
   -Statisticians
   -Retail sales
         -August
   -Harold C. Passer
   -Census Bureau
         -Jews

Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS]
     -Herbert G. Stein
     -Alan Greenspan

Polls
        -Harris compared to Gallup
        -Harris's conversation with Colson
             -Effect of issues
                    -Economy
                    -Vietnam troop announcement
                    -Handling
                         -Edward M. Kennedy
                    -Boland amendment
                         -House debate

Ziegler
                                              6

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 15-8 (cont.)


          -Preparation of message
          -Scali
          -Boland Amendment
                -Mansfield Amendment

     Meany
         -Call from Shultz