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Start Date: 1-Jan-1972 3:56 PM

End Date: 1-Jan-1972 4:03 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:53:17

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:58:49


NARA Description:

On January 1, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 3:56 pm to 4:03 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 017-134 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 17-134

Date: January 1, 1972
Time: 3:56 pm - 4:03 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

[See Conversation No. 311-26]

     Prisoners of War [POW's]
                -US peace offer
                -2 people released by People’s Republic of China [PRC]
                -US working on release
                      -Working continuously
                -Prisoners released for US withdrawal
                -Kissinger's talks around the US
                -Audience reaction to President's interview with Dan Rather


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)

                      -Style compared to substance of President's remarks
                            -Lack of understanding from American public
                            -Possible remarks from the President
                      -Press conference
                            -Need for a substantive answer
          -President's interview with Rather
                -Toughness of Rather's questions on POWs
                -Deadline for POWs' release
                -North Vietnamese
                      -US POWs
                      -Deadline for US withdrawal

          -Announcement on
              -Kissinger researching