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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
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 3 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