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Start Date: Thursday, January 13, 1972 1:13 AM

End Date: Thursday, January 13, 1972 1:40 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:03:09

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:30:06

018-074.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 12, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 8:13 pm to 8:40 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 018-074 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 18-74

Date: January 12, 1972
Time: 8:13 pm - 8:40 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     Colson's health

     Report on Ronald L. Ziegler’s trip


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
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[Duration: 57s ]


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     Florida issues
           -The President's conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
           -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
           -Edward J. Gurney
                 -Edmund S. Muskie
                      -Space shuttle
           -Muskie
                 -Busing
                      -Perceptions
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                   -Campaign to emphasize issue
                   -Richmond case
                   -Agnew
                   -Gurney
                   -Importance of issue
                   -Attacks on Muskie's position
                   -California statement
                   -Importance of issue
                         -1972 election


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[Duration: 7m 3s ]


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    James R. (“Jimmy”) Hoffa
         -Public reaction to release
               -The President’s memorandum to Haldeman
                    -News summary
               -Public mail
               -Colson’s conversations with unknown people
               -Press
         -Importance of issue
               -Editorial comment


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
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[Duration: 45s ]


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    Hubert H. Humphrey
        -Support for space shuttle
        -Busing
        -J. Edgar Hoover

    Campaign practices
        -Edmund S. Muskie
             -Mailings in Florida
                   -Hoover
                   -Space shuttle
                   -Busing
                   -John N. Mitchell’s support
                   -Apparent source of mailing

    Florida primary
          -Humphrey's chances
          -George A. Smathers
               -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
               -Humphrey
               -Criticism of Muskie
                     -Busing, space shuttle
          -Muskie
               -Weaknesses
               -Effect of space shuttle issue on Florida
                     -George C. Wallace
          -Humphrey
               -Chances in primary
                     -Wallace
          -Busing, space shuttle

    Busing
         -Tennessee
         -Mailing on Muskie's position on busing
         -Northern opposition
              -Wisconsin
                    -Milwaukee
                         -Polish-Americans
         -Humphrey
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    Vietnam
         -Democrats' position
         -New Hampshire
             -Muskie
             -William Loeb's influence
             -Thomas J. McIntyre
         -Samuel W. Yorty
             -Vance Hartke
             -Carey Estes Kefauver
             -George S. McGovern
         -Muskie

    Busing issue
         -Effectiveness
               -Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois
         -Muskie
               -Mailing on busing
               -Agnew

    Barry M. Goldwater and Robert J. Dole

    Dole
           -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

    [Unintelligible]

           -Muskie
               -Media coverage
                   -Press view of Muskie


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 4m 8s ]


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     Forthcoming release of economic statistics
          -Gross National Product [GNP]

     Stock market
          -Status

     Economic indicators
         -Wholesale price figures

     Colson's health