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Start Date: 2-Jan-1972 3:58 PM

End Date: 2-Jan-1972 4:07 PM


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


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
                      -Stock market


                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)

                -Bombing in Vietnam
                      -News worthiness
                -International area
                      -US trading partners
                      -US interests
                            -Connally’s advice
     -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
     -Article in Newsweek on Connally
           -Origin of Schorr's article
           -No press inquiries concerning Schorr’s article

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

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


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)

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

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

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

     Haldeman's call to Connally