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Conversation: 032-093

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Start Date: Tuesday, October 31, 1972 1:15 AM

End Date: Tuesday, October 31, 1972 1:37 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

032-093.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 30, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 8:15 pm to 8:37 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 032-093 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 32-93

Date: October 30, 1972
Time: 8:15 pm - 8:37 pm
Location: White House Telephone
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The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

        1972 Campaign
            -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
                -Appearances
                     -Radio talk
                     -Television program
                     -Radio talk
                          -News coverage
                          -Text
                     -Television appearance
                          -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
                          -Time
                     -Statement
                          -Colson’s view
                          -McGovern’s statement about not supporting the President
                          -Vietnam peace settlement
                              -Sabotage of negotiations
            -George S. McGovern
                -Statement on Vietnam
                -Meet the Press appearance
                     -John W. Chancellor
                          -Call to Charles W. Colson
                          -Question on peace settlement
                              -McGovern’s response
                              -Ted Van Dyke, Frank F. Mankiewicz
                              -Follow-up position
            -Vietnam
                -The President's line
                     -Negotiations
                     -Coalition government
                     -Comments
                     -Conditions for negotiations
                          -1972 election
                -William P. Rogers
                     -Statement
                          -Conditions
                          -Henry A. Kissinger
                     -Possible Today show appearance
                          -Rebuttal to McGovern
                          -Date
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                -Possible television appearance by John B. Connally
                -Melvin R. Laird
                    -Criticism of McGovern
                -Hawk line
           -Watergate
                -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] report
           -Issues
                -CBS series
                    -Democrats for Nixon advertisement on defense
                         -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.
                         -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's call to Colson
                         -Colson's call to William S. Paley


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       Vietnam
           -Peace settlement
               -Problems with North Vietnamese
               -The President’s position
                    -Refusal of a coalition government
               -Influence of 1972 election on negotiations
                    -North Vietnamese role
                        -The President’s opposition
               -Media
                    -Distortions of the President’s position
                    -Nguyen Van Thieu
               -US public attitudes
                    -Optimism
                        -Louis P. Harris
               -North Vietnamese attitude
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Oct-06)

                     -US response
                         -McGovern’s statement
                             -The President’s view
                             -Chancellor’s conversation with Colson
                                  -Agnew
                             -Agnew’s rebuttal
                                  -Transcript publicity
                         -Clark MacGregor rebuttal
                             -Congressional rebuttals


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