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Conversation: 031-081

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Start Date: Monday, October 16, 1972 9:59 PM

End Date: Monday, October 16, 1972 10:08 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Agnew, Spiro T. (Vice President)

Recording Device: White House Telephone

031-081.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 16, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew talked on the telephone from 5:59 pm to 6:08 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 031-081 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 31-81

Date: October 16, 1972
Time: 5:59 pm - 6:08 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Vice President Spiro T. Agnew.

[See Conversation No. 800-5C]
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             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                            Tape Subject Log
                              (rev. Oct-06)

Agnew's schedule
   -Revenue sharing signing ceremony in Philadelphia
        -Chicago trip
        -Location
        -Sequence of events

1972 campaign
    -Opponents
         -The President’s view
    -Focus on issues
         -Foreign policy and national defense
             -George S. McGovern
    -Principal issues
         -The economy
         -Foreign policy
             -Vietnam
         -National defense
         -Domestic issues
             -Revenue sharing
             -Welfare
             -Busing
             -Administration record on minorities and the environment
             -Welfare
                  -Administration record
                  -McGovern's plans
                      -Credibility issue
                           -R. Sargent Shriver
                                -The President’s view
                                    -Agnew's anecdote
         -Public response
             -Agnew
             -The President's Atlanta trip
         -The President's appearance with prisoners of war [POW] wives
             -Amnesty issue
                  -McGovern

Agnew’s schedule
   -Agnew’s attendance at the Alfred E. Smith dinner, October 2, 1972
       -Terrance Cardinal Cooke
           -The President’s personal greetings
           -The President’s attendance in 1973
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Oct-06)

                 -Suggestions for Agnew
                     -Composition of the audience
                     -National defense issue
                     -Excerpt from Agnew's speech draft
                         -Charges against persons in politics
                              -Smith
                                   -Henry Klein