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Start Date: Sunday, October 29, 1972 1:34 AM

End Date: Sunday, October 29, 1972 1:53 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

032-080.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 28, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 9:34 pm to 9:53 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 032-080 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 32-80

Date: October 28, 1972
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Time: 9:34 pm - 9:53 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 56s ]


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        Amnesty issue
           -The President’s remarks in Mantana Corners, Ohio,
            October 28, 1972
               -Radio coverage


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 41s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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        George S. McGovern
           -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] report on remarks
                -Problems for McGovern
           -Response to loss of election
                -The President, Barry M. Goldwater
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               -Public reaction
           -Roger H. Mudd

       Vietnam
           -Nguyen Van Thieu
               -Complaints
                    -Washington Star reports
           -Peace settlement
               -Albert E. Sindlinger poll
                    -Support for the President
               -McGovern criticism
               -Possible perception of political motivations
               -Thieu’s response
                    -News reports and speculation
                        -CBS
                        -French radio
               -Public reaction
               -William P. Rogers
               -Henry A. Kissinger
                    -Previous conversation with Colson
                    -Briefing of surrogates
                        -Rogers and the President
                    -Role in campaign


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 4m 45s     ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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       1972 election
           -Support for the President
               -McGovern’s statement
                    -Need for emphasis
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                        -Packet for Burroughs
                   -The President's example in 1960
                        -Cardinal Richard Cushing’s statement
                        -Illinois election
                              -Refusal to contest vote count
                   -The President's “One America” speech
                        -Theme
                        -Contrast with McGovern’s statement
                        -Replay on radio
                              -The President’s conversation with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                        -Possible interpretation by the press
           -The President’s radio address on the Philosophy of Government, October 21, 1972
               -“New Majority”

       Watergate
          -Colson's suit
               -Advice
                   -Rogers
               -Deposition to Edward Bennett Williams
                   -Haldeman
                   -Sworn testimony
                   -Relationship with E. Howard Hunt, Jr.
               -Williams
                   -Washington Post
               -Benjamin C. Bradlee
                   -Charge against Colson
               -Proof of malice by Washington Post
                   -Washington Post’s motives
                   -Proof of damage


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 34s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

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       Vietnam
           -Peace settlement
               -Thieu’s position
               -North Vietnamese position
                    -Kissinger
                        -Poll data


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 2m 8s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7

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       CBS
          -White House position
              -Future communication
          -Clay T. (“Tom”) Whitehead
              -Calls from CBS officials about re-runs
          -Colson’s view

       1972 campaign
           -Surrogates