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Start Date: 1-Jan-1972 11:54 AM

End Date: 1-Jan-1972 2:42 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:34:18

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:38:31


NARA Description:

On January 1, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 11:54 am and 2:42 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 017-129 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 17-129

Date: January 1, 1972
Time: Unknown between 11:54 am and 2:42 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

[See Conversation No. 311-18]

     President's Vietnam announcement
          -Haldeman to talk to William P. Rogers
          -Haldeman to talk to Melvin R. Laird
                 -Rogers and Lairds judgment
          -Judgement of other Cabinet members
                 -George W. Romney
                 -John A. Volpe
          -Haldeman to call Elliot L. Richardson
                 -Richardson's political abilities
          -John B. Connally
          -Donald H. Rumsfeld
          -Robert H. Finch

     President's interview with Dan Rather
          -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
          -Format of show
                 -Format types discussed
          -Location of interview
                 -Oval Office
          -Format of show
          -Haldeman's conversation with Rather
                 -Howard K. Smith