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Conversation: 031-087

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Start Date: Monday, October 16, 1972 11:14 PM

End Date: Monday, October 16, 1972 11:59 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

031-087.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 16, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 7:14 pm to 7:59 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 031-087 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 31-87

Date: October 16, 1972
Time: 7:41 pm - 7:59 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

        Television coverage of the President
            -The President's October 16, 1972 appearance before the National League of
            Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia
                 -William F. (“Billy”) Graham's comments
                     -Coverage compared to the President's Atlanta trip
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. Oct-06)

               -Network coverage
               -Audience reaction
               -Camera angles
               -The President's remarks on amnesty
               -The President's remarks on Vietnam War prisoners of war [POW’s]
               -Columbia Broadcasting Sytem [CBS] comments about George S. McGovern
               and the National League of Families
               -Colson’s reaction
               -Coverage
                   -William J. Baroody, Jr.
                        -Polls
                            -George H. Gallup


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       Television coverage
           -Campaign practices
                -Clark MacGregor's comments about smear campaign
                    -Donald H. Segretti, Dwight L. Chapin
                -McGovern’s allegations
                -McGregor’s comments
           -Possible public reaction
                -Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin
           -The President's appearance before POW families group, October 16, 1972
                -Colson’s view
                -Compared with McGovern’s coverage
                -CBS coverage
                -Audience reaction
                -Amnesty issue comments
                -Comparison to coverage of McGovern’s activities
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Oct-06)

                 -McGovern’s possible reaction
                 -National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
                     -Comment on Vietnam negotiations
                 -The President's position on amnesty and POW issue

        Campaign practices
           -MacGregor's comments

        Campaign strategy
           -Reaction to charges against the President and the
            President's campaign
                -MacGregor, Robert J. Dole