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Start Date: Thursday, April 20, 1972 1:49 AM

End Date: Thursday, April 20, 1972 2:03 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

023-046.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 19, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 8:49 pm to 9:03 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 023-046 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 23-46

Date: April 19, 1972
Time: 8:49-9:03 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case
           -Testimony
                 -Outcome
                       -James O. Eastland's ruling
                 -Questions for John N. Mitchell
                 -Corporate contributions
                       -Unknown person's answer
                 -Peter M. Flanigan
                       -A vote
                            -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.
           -Administration line
                 -Publicity
                 -Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin
           -Hearings
                 -John B. Connally
                 -Outcome
                                      36

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 1/13)



Vietnam
     -Barry M. Goldwater
     -Democrats
          -Charges of disloyalty
                -Aid to enemy
          -Defeatism
          -Candidates
                -Support of enemy
     -Colleges and universities
          -Dissidence
                -Public disapproval
                      -Ronald L. Ziegler
                -The Vice President
                      -Counterattack
                -Charles H. Percy's statement
     -The President's policies
          -Critics
                -The Vice President's attacks
          -Labor support
                -Building trades
          -Critics
                -Support for communists and the enemy
                      -Charges
                      -Political liabilities

ITT case
     -Flanigan testimony
          -Likely outcome
          -Flanigan
     -Public indifference
          -News coverage of case
                -Decline

Vietnam
     -South Vietnam
          -Performance
               -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s assessment
     -Bombing
          -Impact on morale of South Vietnamese and Thais
          -Impact on North Vietnam
     -The Vice President
                                              37

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 1/13)



     Economy
         -Prices
               -Consumer Price Index [CPI]
               -Jawboning
               -April figures
               -Inflation rate
         -Spokesmen
               -Marina von N. Whitman, Herbert Stein and Ezra Solomon
               -Stein, Paul W. McCracken and Hendrik S. Houthakker
                     -Lack of public relations sense