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Conversation: 017-150

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Start Date: Sunday, January 2, 1972 11:35 PM

End Date: Sunday, January 2, 1972 11:44 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 05:46:29

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 05:53:10

017-150.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 2, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 6:35 pm to 6:44 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 017-150 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 17-150

Date: January 2, 1972
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Time: 6:35 pm - 6:44 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

[See Conversation No. 311-54]

     Prisoners of War [POWs]
          -Patrick J. Buchanan's note to President
          -Mike Wallace's "60 Minutes" show, January 2nd
                -POW wives
                      -Their views on President's administration
                            -End of war
                            -Negotiations
                            -Wallace
                                  -Responses from POW wives
                                        -President's interview with Dan Rather, January 2nd
                                        -President's trips to Moscow and Peking
                                        -Democrats
                                        -Deadline
          -Report from Pentagon
                -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
                      -Letter
                -POW
          -POW wives
                -Unknown numbers
                -Dissidents
                -Maj. Gen. James D. Hughes
          -Deadline
                -Possible rescheduling of President’ Vietnam announcement
          -US negotiations
                -Statement President can make to Rather
          -President's trips to People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Union of Soviet Socialist
                Republics [USSR]
                -Raising issue on POWs
                -POWs held by PRC

     President's upcoming announcements
          -Troop announcement
                 -January 13th
          -Peace announcement
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                -January 24th or 25th
           -Networks and politicians
                -Risks involved
           -Response in Saigon
                -Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu
           -Delay decision on when to make announcements
                -North Vietnamese
                -Channels of Communication

     POWs
        -Kissinger's call to Hughes
             -POWs and POW wives
                   -CBS
             -Call to the President