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Conversation: 032-127

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Start Date: Thursday, November 2, 1972 12:42 AM

End Date: Thursday, November 2, 1972 1:08 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

032-127.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 1, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 7:42 pm and 8:08 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 032-127 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 32-127

Date: November 1, 1972
Time: Unknown between 7:42 pm and 8:08 pm
Location: White House Telephone


The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

        1972 election
            -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s speech in San Diego
                -Hecklers
                -George S. McGovern supporters
                -Committee to Reelect the President [CRP] headquarters
                -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] coverage
                     -Hecklers
                         -McGovern supporters
                -Agnew’s response to hecklers
                -Supporters
                     -Compared with Peter J. Brennan
                     -Assault on hecklers
                -Public reaction
                     -Colson’s view


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       Vietnam peace settlement
           -Public reaction
               -Nguyen Van Thieu’s statement
           -Hawks
               -Fear of McGovern
           -Public mood
               -CBS coverage
           -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. comments
               -New York Times
                    -Publicity
                         -Henry A. Kissinger’s efforts
               -Albert E. Sindlinger
           -The President's strategy
           -Negotiations
               -Public confusion
                    -Kissinger’s build-up

       Campaign practices
          -Hecklers in Boston
              -Clark MacGregor’s statement
                  -Wire services
                  -Networks
                  -Publicity
                  -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
              -Boston
                  -Local reaction
                  -Police chief
                  -John F. Collins advertisement
                  -John F. Becker
                       -Polling
              -Public reaction
                  -Joseph L. Tauro
                  -Public reaction
              -Public reaction
                  -MacGregor statement
              -Today Show coverage
                  -[Patricia Colson]
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       -Agnew’s speech in San Diego
       -Heckling of McGovern
            -Colson’s view
    -McGovern's campaign
       -Colson’s view
       -Fund violations
            -Robert J. Dole
       -News summary
       -Self-righteousness and rhetoric
            -Statements
                 -Extremism
                     -Philadelphia Inquirer editorial
                         -Vietnam
                         -Corruption

Vietnam
    -The President's strategy
    -Impact
        -New York Daily News poll
        -Louis P. Harris poll
    -Changes in public attitudes
    -North Vietnamese action
        -Possibility
        -Possible impact
    -Public mood
    -Colson’s talk with Kissinger
    -Impact of election
    -McGovern's statements
        -Thieu
             -R. Sargent Shriver statements
    -CBS comments
        -Tone
        -The President’s view
        -Colson letter to William S. Paley

CBS
   -Possible International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) strike

1972 election issues
    -Vietnam settlement
        -Impact
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                                   Tape Subject Log
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                   -McGovern's campaign
                        -Corruption issue
               -Vote of confidence for the President
                   -John B. Connally’s forthcoming appearance
                   -Troop withdrawals
                   -Dealings with Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China [PRC]


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       Wholesale prices
          -Latest reports
              -Wage and price controls
              -Timing


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