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Start Date: 3-Nov-1972 9:48 PM
End Date: 3-Nov-1972 10:12 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Colson, Charles W.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On November 3, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 9:48 pm to 10:12 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 033-002 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 33-2 Date: November 3, 1972 Time: 9:48 pm and 10:12 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Charles W. Colson. The President’s schedule Stock market -Current figure -Wall Street -Impact of 1972 election -Influence on voting -Latest figure -Compared to 1968 -1000 level -Jim Curry’s view ***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] -2- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. June-07) Conversation No. 33-2 (cont’d) 1972 election -Republican candidates -Oklahoma -Rhode Island -Herbert F. DeSimone -Chances of victory -John H. Chafee -Chances of victory -Claiborne Pell -Latest poll -Providence Journal -The President's trip to Rhode Island, November 3, 1972 -Effect -Navy -The President’s recent trips to Tulsa and Chicago -Television coverage -Extent -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Airport shots -The President's remarks -Call for national unity -Impact on Democrats -Hubert H. Humphrey -Support for the President -The President's appreciation -George S. McGovern -Remark -Detroit News -Baltimore Sun -Washington Post -Boston Globe -New York Times -Radio coverage -Michigan -Effect -Youth -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Stature -The President’s schedule -3- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. June-07) Conversation No. 33-2 (cont’d) -Hecklers -Chicago -Call from H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Television coverage -The President's remarks -CBS -Vietnam -Henry A. Kissinger's remarks -The President's remarks -Tone -McGovern -Ministers -Remarks on Vietnam -Interview -Frank F. Mankiewicz -Concessions to Nguyen Van Thieu -Rebuttal -Melvin R. Laird -William P. Rogers -Contrast with Humphrey and the President in 1968 -Television appearance -Physical appearance, age -Compared to the President -Schedule -Ministers -Media coverage -Compared to the President’s recent trips -Chicago, Tulsa -Air Force One -The President's recent trips -Crowd sizes -CBS -Chicago -Tulsa -Rhode Island -Enthusiasm -Television shots -Polls -Louis P. Harris -4- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. June-07) Conversation No. 33-2 (cont’d) -Completion -Computer -Point spread -Release -Timing -Figures -Accuracy -Point spread -The President’s view -Compared to Colson’s view -Blue collar shift -Cleveland -Television -Mankiewiez interview -News summary -Projection -Timing -Changes -Watergate -Effect -Republicans -Vietnam -Vietnam -Confidence in the President -Compared to McGovern -Vietnam -The President's remark in Tulsa -Impact of election on negotiation -Pace -McGovern -Media coverage -Response -Colson’s recent conversation with Kissinger -Kissinger’s role -The President's trip to North Carolina -Press and media coverage -Polls -Publicity -Harris -5- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. June-07) Conversation No. 33-2 (cont’d) -George H. Gallup -Analysis -California -Results -California -Colson’s recent conversation with Donald F. Rodgers -Los Angeles -Paul Hall -Level of activity -Democratic demoralization -Poll -Impact in San Francisco -Hall -Massachusetts -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's visit -Point spread -The President’s chances -Michigan -Busing advertisements -Timing -Point spread -Detroit News -Black vote -United Auto Workers [UAW] activity -Antibusing advertisements -Detroit News -Impact -The President's chances -Colson’s recent conversations with Henry C. Cashen, II -Assessment -Robert P. Griffin -Electoral prospects -Efforts -Republicans -Advertisements -Detroit -McGovern's recent remark -Effect on voters -Compared to Edmund S. Muskie in New Hampshire -6- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. June-07) Conversation No. 33-2 (cont’d) -Compared to Harry S. Truman and Drew Pearson -[Margaret Truman] -Battle Creek -Final vote -Cashen’s [?] view -Wisconsin -Blue collar vote -Harris poll -Changes since September 1972 -Union vote -Catholic vote -Democrats -McGovern -Wisconsin -Catholic, union vote -The President's chances -Catholic, blue collar vote -The President's speech in Providence, November 3, 1972 -Tone -Effect on suburbs -Compared to McGovern -Vietnam -Marvin L. Kalb's remarks -CBS -Kissinger's briefing -Effect -Kissinger -Vietnam settlement -Wire services -Timing -Laird, Rogers, the President -Rebuttal to McGovern -Timing -CBS strike -Face the Nation -Agnew’s possible appearance -McGovern -Colson’s recent conversation with George P. Shultz -Cancellation -7- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. June-07) Conversation No. 33-2 (cont’d) -International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers [IBEW] -Cancellation -Advantages -McGovern -Union criticism -Colson’s recent conversation with Frank E. Fitzsimmons -Cancellation -Shultz’s and Colson’s view -The President’s decision -Demonstrators -Frank L. Rizzo’s response -Robert J. Dole's demands for apology -Mrs. Nixon's visit -Hecklers -Boston -Mankiewicz -Agnew -Credibility -Rizzo’s comments -The President’s appearances -Liberals -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Support for the President -Statement -Integrity, morality -The President's campaign -Style -Contrast with McGovern -McGovern -Cancellations -Mankiewicz interview -Schedule -Thomas F. Eagleton -Role -Defeat -Economy -Stockmarket -Wholesale Price Index [WPI] -8- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. June-07) Conversation No. 33-2 (cont’d) -Unemployment -Media coverage -The President's schedule -Plane rides -Length -Rallies [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************