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Start Date: Tuesday, January 11, 1972 12:44 AM

End Date: Tuesday, January 11, 1972 1:06 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:08:20

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:30:31

018-059.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 10, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 7:44 pm to 8:06 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 018-059 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 18-59

Date: January 10, 1972
Time: 7:44 pm - 8:06 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     Colson's health

     Louis P. Harris poll
          -Issues
                -India-Pakistan War
                -The economy
                -Foreign affairs
                      -Peace
                      -December 1971 bombing of North Vietnam
          -Timing


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 45s ]


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    Presidential approval poll
         -Issues affecting results
               -Harris poll
                     -Compared to George H. Gallup poll
               -India-Pakistan War
                     -Press
               -US relations with the People's Republic of China [PRC] and the Soviet Union
               -Bombing of North Vietnam
               -India-Pakistan War
               -Edmund S. Muskie
                     -Age and income groups
               -Support for the President
                     -Economic issues

    Poll on ability to handle issues
          -Muskie
          -Calls to Colson
          -Economy
          -Vietnam
          -Poor
          -Crime
          -Environment
          -Health and education


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
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[Duration: 50s ]


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    Support for the President's handling of issues
        -India-Pakistan War
        -Bombing of North Vietnam
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         -The economy
         -Foreign affairs

    Harris and Gallup polls

    The economy
         -Strengths

    Foreign policy
         -Recent actions
              -United Nations [UN] vote, foreign aid issue

    Harris poll
         -The economy
         -Foreign policy

    Christians’ and Jews' opinion of Muskie


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 3s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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    Positive events for the administration
          -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's trip to Africa
          -Japanese meeting
          -San Diego trip
          -January 5, 1972 approval of space shuttle development program
          -Eisaku Sato's visit

    Timing of polls
         -Paul W. McCracken's press conference
         -December 1971 bombing of North Vietnam
         -India-Pakistan War
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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         -Effect of events
              -Public opinion


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 44s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

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    Stock market
         -Status
               -Investor confidence


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 3m 38s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6

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    Colson's health
         -Schedule
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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