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Start Date: Sunday, January 2, 1972 8:58 PM

End Date: Sunday, January 2, 1972 9:07 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 05:36:55

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 05:46:21

017-148.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 2, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone from 3:58 pm to 4:07 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 017-148 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 17-148

Date: January 2, 1972
Time: 3:58 pm - 4:07 pm
Location: White House Telephone

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

[See Conversation No. 311-48]

     John B. Connally
          -Talk with Haldeman
                -Good spirits
          -Connally's call to President, January 1st
                -New Year’s greetings
          -Connally meeting with President, January 5th
          -President's interview with Dan Rather
                -Connally's assessment
                      -Domestic and international arenas
                      -Public mood
                            -Optimism
                      -Stock market
                                         116

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)



                -Bombing in Vietnam
                      -News worthiness
                -International area
                      -US trading partners
                      -US interests
                            -Connally’s advice
     -Schedule
     -William P. Rogers's schedule
     -President’s upcoming trip to Florida
           -Mode of travel for Connally
           -Newporter Hotel

Daniel L. Schorr's article on Connally
     -Gerald L. Warren
     -Calvin E. Brumley
           -Brumley's comments
           -Interview with Fortune
                 -Date and time
     -President's call to Connally on Christmas
           -Connally
                 -Attitude
     -Article in Newsweek on Connally
           -Origin of Schorr's article
     -Warren
           -No press inquiries concerning Schorr’s article

Connally
    -President's dinner with Connally, January 5th
    -Bombing in Vietnam
          -George H. Mahon and F. Edward Hebert
                -Reactions

Bombing in Vietnam and India-Pakistan
    -Reaction of the press
          -Public opinion

News Summary
    -Tendency to be critical
    -Rogers's comments
         -Wire services
               -Frank F. Church
                                                117

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



                     -Charles W. Colson
                          -Problems
          -Balance
               -“Story of the Day”

     President's schedule
          -Peter G. Peterson meeting
                 -Rogers
                 -Maurice H. Stans
                 -William D. Eberle
                 -Council on Economic Policy
                 -Paul A. Volcker
                 -Peterson

     Rogers
         -Meeting with Haldeman
              -Advice
         -Ability in public relations
              -Praise from the President
         -Compared to Henry A. Kissinger

     Haldeman's call to Connally