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Conversation: 023-032

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Start Date: Wednesday, April 19, 1972 5:57 PM

End Date: Wednesday, April 19, 1972 6:09 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

023-032.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 19, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 12:57 pm to 1:09 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 023-032 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 23-32

Date: April 19, 1972
Time: 12:57-1:09 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See also Conversation No. 331-24]

     International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case
           -Hearings
                -Colson's report
                -Harry D. Steward
                -Edwin Reinecke
                -Edgar Gillenwaters
                -Jack Gleason
                      -Cancellation
                -Afternoon session
                      -Delays
                                       25

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 1/13)



         -Gleason
               -Absence
                     -Problems
         -Administration tactics
               -Postponement of hearings
         -Gleason
         -Adjournment
         -Peter M. Flanigan testimony
               -Length
               -Germaneness fight
         -Night sessions
         -James O. Eastland's attitudes
               -Roman L. Hruska
     -Administration lobbying

Vietnam
     -The President's policies
          -Support
                -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] representative
                      -Charge of defeatism
     -North Vietnamese offensive
          -Barry M. Goldwater and Samuel S. Stratton
          -Resolution
     -News reports
          -Republicans
     -Demonstrations
          -Number
                -[Douglas L.?] Hallett
          -Administration's countercharges
     -North Vietnamese offensive
          -John C. Stennis
          -Melvin R. Laird
          -William P. Rogers's testimony
                -Applause in Congress
                      -Democratic caucus
                            -Postponement
                                 -Thomas P. O'Neill
          -Democratic resolution
                -Political consequences
                -Opposition
          -Stratton resolution
                -Problems for Democrats
                                      26

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 1/13)



                -O’Neill
                -Stratton
          -Goldwater
                -Criticism of Democrats
     -The President's policies
          -Consistency of supporters
                -Robert A. Taft, Jr.
                -Charges against Democrats
                -Joseph L. Vicites
                      -VFW
                -Congressmen
                      -Public support
          -The President's determination
                -Public support
                      -Mayor of Alexandria, Louisiana
                      -Ronald W. Reagan
                      -Nelson A. Rockefeller
                      -Frank E. Fitzsimmons
          -George Meany
                -Silence on issue
                -Fitzsimmons
          -Peter J. Brennan
                -Henry C. Cashen II
                -Attacks on antiwar Democrats
     -Rogers
     -Laird
          -Television coverage
     -Doves
          -Impact
     -News report
          -Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak column
          -The President's state of mind
                -Inaccuracies
                -Political considerations

ITT case
     -Flanigan testimony
          -Benefits
     -Gleason testimony
     -Adjournment
     -Hearings
          -Gillenwaters testimony
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 1/13)



                -Hruska
                -Reinecke