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Start Date: Wednesday, January 19, 1972 12:35 AM

End Date: Wednesday, January 19, 1972 12:48 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

019-004.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 18, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 7:35 pm to 7:48 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 019-004 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 19-4

Date: January 18, 1972
Time: 7:35 pm - 7:48 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     Edward M. Kennedy
         -Comments about Vietnam
              -Robert J. Dole, Hugh Scott, Gerald R. Ford, Leslie C. Arends
                   -Wire services story
                   -Scott's appearance on Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
                   -Roger H. Mudd's comments
                         -Michael J. Mansfield's statement
              -Republican response
                   -Arends
                   -Dole
                         -Colson's conversation about unknown book

     Congress
         -Clark MacGregor's efforts
              -Republican leaders
              -Noel C. Koch
         -Republicans' mood
              -Scott
              -John D. Ehrlichman's views
                   -State of the Union
              -Koch's views
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)



     -Edmund S. Muskie
          -Mary McGrory's column, January 18, 1972
                -Kennedy
                -”Meet the Press” appearance
                      -Tone
     -Kennedy
          -Elliot L. Richardson's forthcoming speech
                -Civil rights issue
                -Boston
          -Administration response
                -Use of rhetoric

National economy
     -Stock market
     -Housing starts
           -1971 figures
           -Mortgage rates
           -Prediction
     -Federal budget deficit
           -Washington Star, Washington Post stories
           -Responses
                -Conservatives
                -Public
                       -Inflation
                       -Jobs

Muskie
    -Effects of negative press
    -Comparisons with Kennedy
         -”Meet the Press”
    -Hubert H. Humphrey's possible actions
         -McGrory's column
                -”Meet the Press”

Vietnam
     -Dole's forthcoming speech
          -Speechwriting source
          -Ngo Dinh Diem coup
          -Background of US involvement in war
          -Democrats' responsibility for the war

Jay Lovestone
                                          4

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)



     -Conversation with Colson, January 18, 1972
         -George Meany
         -Space shuttle
               -American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
                     [AFL-CIO] reaction
                    -Supersonic transport [SST]
               -Humphrey, Muskie
                    -Possible Administration strategy

Frank E. Fitzsimmons, Peter J. Brennan
     -Fitzsimmons's relations with the administration
           -Pay Board
     -Dock strike
           -Fitzsimmons's actions
           -Harry Bridges
                 -Executive council

National economy
     -Pay Board
           -Teamsters Union
           -Views of George P. Shultz and Colson
                -Fitzsimmons
     -West coast dock strike
           -Colson’s memorandum of January 18, 1972
           -Meany
           -Bridges
                -Administration handling
           -The President's meeting with Shultz, January 18, 1972
                -Possible administration response
                      -Timing
           -Possible Administration response
                -Proposed legislation's status
                -Effect of strike on the West coast and on farmers
                -John B. Connally's views
                -Public reaction to strike

Congressional Republicans
    -Ford
    -Scott
    -Meany
    -Dole's forthcoming “Today” show appearance
    -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
                                               5

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



          -Barry M. Goldwater
                -Conservatives
                -Reaction to proposed defense budget increase
          -Ford