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Start Date: Friday, June 4, 1971 6:34 PM

End Date: Friday, June 4, 1971 6:54 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:43:26

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:02:51

004-032.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 4, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 2:34 pm to 2:54 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 004-032 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 4-32

Date: June 4, 1971
Time: 2:34 pm - 2:54 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 255-4]

     Vietnam Veterans
          -Meeting with Colson
          -H.R. (“Bob) Haldeman
                                           23

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         -Drugs in Vietnam
              -Domestic drug use
         -Speaking tours
         -John F. Kerry
              -Refusal to debate John O'Neill on "Face The Nation"
         -Possible meeting with President
         -O'Neill's support of President's policies
                                                                     Conv. No. 4-30 (cont.)

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
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[Duration: 36s ]


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    Police news
         -Patrick V. Murphy
               -President's previous conversation with John N. Mitchell
         -Murphy-Jerry V. Wilson relations
         -Boston Irishman's support for President
         -White House Police Chiefs meeting
               -Edmund L. Mc Namara
               -Unknown man's comment regarding Democrats for Dwight D. Eisenhower in
                     1952
         -President's support for law and order
               -Law and order questions at President's previous press conference
               -Press corps
               -Answering law and order questions at press conference
               -President's handling of May Day demonstrators and relations with press
         -Richard G. Kleindienst and Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 3m 49s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1                                                Conv. No. 4-32 (cont.)

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      Presidential approval polls
           -Results
                 -Economy
                 -Vietnam
           -Louis Harris
           -Validity
           -Timing
                 -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT]
                       -President's conversation with Haldeman and Henry A. Kissinger, June
4th
                -People's Republic of China [PRC]
                -President's press conference answers on May Day demonstrations
           -Harris’ view
           -Vietnam War
           -Validity
           -Effects

      Viacom development (Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS])
           -William S. Paley's forthcoming meeting with Colson
           -Possible administration help
                 -Quid pro quo
           -CBS-administration relations

      American Broadcasting Company [ABC] and Cable Television [CATV]
          -Leonard H. Goldenson
               -Call from President
                                              25

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Privacy]
[Duration: 27s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3                                          Conv. No. 4-32 (cont.)

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     Common Cause-administration relations
        -Dolph M. Droge

     Administration-television network relations

     Administration's role

     Effect of network's actions

     John A. Scali