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Start Date: Friday, November 19, 1971 12:27 AM

End Date: Friday, November 19, 1971 12:40 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:20:27

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:34:07

015-052.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 18, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 7:27 pm to 7:40 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 015-052 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 15-52

Date: November 19, 1971
Time: 7:27 pm - 7:40 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     Television coverage of American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
           [AFL-CIO] convention
          -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
          -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC]
          -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
                -Dan Rather
          -The President's speech
                -Laughter
                -George Meany letter
          -Rather
                -Comments
          -CBS
                -George S. McGovern
                     -Reaction
                           -Meany
          -Meany
                -Demeanor
          -John W. Chancellor
          -Rather
          -CBS compared to NBC, ABC
          -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.
                -The President's confrontation with labor
          -Departure from Florida
                -Associated Press [AP] dispatches and reporters
                     -Ronald L. Ziegler
                -Weather
                -Edmund S. Muskie


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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 15-52 (cont.)



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                    -Event at Senesta [sp?] Hotel, Key Biscayne
               -Reporters
                    -Ziegler
                    -Knowledge of the President's schedule

    Frank E. Fitzsimmons
         -Invitation to Teamsters convention
         -Meany

    Meany
        -Reception of the President at convention
             -John B. Connally's response
             -James D. Hodgson's response
             -Audience
             -The President's speech

    CBS
          -Rather
          -Internal fight
                -Frank Stanton
                -Richard S. Salant
                -Daniel L. Schorr episode
          -Ziegler
                -Instructions regarding Rather
          -Schorr
                -Report on the President's trip to convention
                -The President's return to Washington, DC
                      -Classical Khmer Ballet
                      -Stay in Bahamas
                            -CBS report
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                       Conv. No. 15-52 (cont.)


                                -The President's reception at convention
                     -Ziegler
                     -Weather

     Television footage of convention
          -The President
          -Meany
                -Pay raise
                      -Wage-price guidelines violation
                -Donald H. Rumsfeld
                -Jay Lovestone
                -Laurence H. Silberman
                -Jack Ryan
          -John A. Scali's views

     CBS
           -Schorr
           -Market share
           -Coverage of the President's convention speech
                -Public reaction