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Start Date: Wednesday, January 26, 1972 3:17 AM

End Date: Wednesday, January 26, 1972 3:24 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

019-087.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 25, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 10:17 pm to 10:24 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 019-087 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 19-87

Date: January 25, 1972
Time: 10:17 pm - 10:24 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     The President's previous speech on Vietnam
          -Possible effect
               -Colson's conversation with Louis P. Harris
                      -Presidential credibility
                      -Public sympathy
          -Possible reaction
               -The President's opponents
               -Veterans groups
                      -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW]
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              -Prisoners of war [POWs] wives
         -Reaction
              -“Hawks”
              -John N. Ashbrook
                    -Left-wing
                    -POWs
              -Colson's conversation with Brad Morris
                    -Paul N. (“Pete”) McCloskey, Jr.
                    -Mansfield Amendment
              -Colson's conversation with Howard K. Smith
              -Colson's meeting in MacGregor's office
                    -Hugh Scott, Gerald R. Ford, Leslie C. Arends, Robert J. Dole
              -J. William Fulbright
              -Edward M. Kennedy, Edmund S. Muskie
              -Douglas L. Hallett
                    -Call to Kingman Brewster of Yale University


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 30s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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    News focus
        -Budget
              -Effect of Vietnam speech
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