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Conversation: 017-160

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Start Date: Monday, January 3, 1972 4:30 AM

End Date: Monday, January 3, 1972 4:35 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Rogers, William P.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 06:11:24

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 06:16:06

017-160.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 2, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and William P. Rogers talked on the telephone from 11:30 pm to 11:35 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 017-160 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 17-160

Date: January 2, 1972
Time: 11:30 pm - 11:35 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with William P. Rogers.

     President's interview with Dan Rather, January 2nd
          -Rogers's views
                 -Praise for the President
                 -Rather
                 -Rogers's phone conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                 -Rather's questions
                 -President's answers
                 -Overall impact of show
                       -Public reaction
                 -Adele (Langston) Rogers
                 -Rather's question
                       -Foreign affairs
                       -Differences between blacks and whites
                             -President's answer
                 -President ‘s style and ability
                 -Rather
                       -On television
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



                     -At a press conference
                           -Type of questions
          -Value of interview

     Rogers's and President's schedule
         -Trip tomorrow to San Clemente
         -Howard K. Smith
         -West Coast
         -Meeting with Gerard C. Smith
                -Timing
                -Discussion of Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT]
         -Meeting with Peter G. Peterson
                -President requesting Rogers’ attendance at meetings
                -Trade meeting