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Conversation: 024-024

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Start Date: Tuesday, May 9, 1972 2:23 AM

End Date: Tuesday, May 9, 1972 2:42 AM

Participants:

Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House operatorNixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:24:09

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:30:12

024-024.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 8, 1972, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, President Richard M. Nixon, and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 10:23 pm and 10:42 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 024-024 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 24-24

Date: May 8, 1972
Time: Unknown between 10:23 pm and 10:42 pm
Location: White House Telephone

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with the White House operator; Haldeman conferred with the
President before the conversation began.

[See also Conversation No. 336-69H]

     Request for a call to Charles W. Colson

Haldeman conferred with the President at an unknown time.

[See Conversation No. 336-69]

[End of conferral]

Haldeman talked with Colson at an unknown time.

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                NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                           Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. 10/06)
                                                              Conv. No. 24-24 (cont.)


-Blockade
     -The President's announcement
          -Public reaction
                -Colson’s view
                -Nature
                -Enthusiasm
                      -College presidents
                -Telegrams
                -Labor leaders
                      -Enthusiasm
                      -Jesse Calhoon
                -Caution
                -Support for the President
                -The President's sincerity
          -Cabinet meeting
          -Television appearances
                -Elliot L. Richardson
                -[David] Kenneth Rush
                -Patrick J. Buchanan
                      -Television
                -William P. Rogers's briefing
                      -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.'s concerns
                      -Time
                            -Changes
          -Cabinet meeting
                -Rogers
                      -Stance
                            -Richardson
                            -Haldeman’s view
                      -Thomas H. Moorer's presence
                -Melvin R. Laird
                -Rush
                      -Television appearance
                            -Advantages
          -Public response
                -Telegrams
                      -Value
                      -Western Union
                            -Request for a call to president of company
                            -Haldeman’s view
                            -Service available
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                          Conv. No. 24-24 (cont.)


                                      -Alternatives
                                            -Calls to local papers and television stations
                                -Pressure on Western Union
                                -Experiences
                                      -Calhoon and Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
                           -White House switchboard
                                -Calls
                                      -Number
                                      -Ronald L. Ziegler
                     -Colson's analysis
                           -Delivery
                           -Rhetoric
                     -Polls
                           -Louis P. Harris
                           -Albert E. Sindlinger
                     -Jay Lovestone