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Conversation: 019-155

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Start Date: Friday, January 28, 1972 10:49 PM

End Date: Friday, January 28, 1972 11:08 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

019-155.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 28, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 5:49 pm to 6:08 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 019-155 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 19-155

Date: January 28, 1972
Time: 5:49 pm - 6:08 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     Vietnam
          -The President's opponents
               -Hugh Scott's statement
               -Silence
               -“Doves”
               -Brad Morris, Charles W. Whalen, Jr., Charles McC. Mathias, John Sherman
                     Cooper
                     -Possible statement or resolution
               -Scott's statement
                     -Vietnam War alternatives
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                        -Vietnamization
                        -Negotiation
                        -Surrender

Scott
        -Position in Congress

The President's memorandum

The President's January 25, 1972 speech on Vietnam
     -William P. Rogers's messages to US posts abroad
           -Reaction in foreign countries
     -Reaction
           -Rogers’s possible press conference
                 -Timing
                 -Georges J.R. Pompidou
                        -Henry A. Kissinger
                 -Italy
           -Laird
                 -Forthcoming appearance on “Meet the Press”
           -Agnew
     -Colson’s view
           -Moderates
           -National unity
     -Points made
           -Positivity
     -The President's statements in 1968 about candidate's responsibility
           -Comments on Vietnam negotiations
                 -Editorial writers
     -Question and answer [Q & A] session
           -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
           -The President’s 1968 comments
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    Polls
            -Albert E. Sindlinger
                 -Colson's conversation with Frank Stanton
                 -Conversation with Colson
                       -Vietnam
                 -Use of poll results by Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]

    Stanton
         -Conversation with Colson
              -The President's previous conversation with Stanton
              -Sindlinger
         -CBS
              -Technical performance

    Media relations
        -Dan Rather
        -John A. Scali's activities
               -David Brinkley
               -Marvin L. Kalb
               -Murrey Marder

    The press
         -Tone
              -News summary
         -Kissinger's concerns
              -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston, Joseph C. Kraft
         -New York Times
              -The President's use of the news summary
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    West coast dock strike
         -James D. Hodgson's statement on January 28, 1972 concerning Congress

    Labor leaders
         -American flag pins
         -John H. (“Jack”) Lyons
         -Identification with the President
         -The President January 27, 1972 call to George Meany
              -Colson's January 28, 1972 conversation with Jay Lovestone
         -Colson's conversation with Lovestone
              -Meany
                     -Reaction to article by Andrew J. Biemiller and Alexander E. Barkan
                          -1972 campaign


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     National economy
          -Stock market
                -Factors
                      -Retail sales figures, leading indicators
                -Insured unemployment claims
                      -Colson's forthcoming conversation with Herbert Stein
                -Teenage and full-time labor employment
                -Labor surplus areas
                      -West Coast
                -Hodgson
                      -Congress

     Haldeman's poll transmittal