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Start Date: Thursday, July 1, 1971 10:30 PM

End Date: Thursday, July 1, 1971 10:37 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:36:44

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:46:59

006-086.mp3

NARA Description:

On July 1, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 6:30 pm to 6:37 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 006-086 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 6-86

Date: July 1, 1971
Time: 6:30 pm - 6:37 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 261-45]

     Vietnam War casualty figures
          -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
          -June's figures for press release
          -Decline
          -John A. Scali
               -Scrutiny of networks
          -Comparison to Cambodia action

     Pentagon Papers
          -Recent meeting among H.R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, Richard A. Moore and
                Ronald L. Ziegler
          -William P. Rogers’ press statement
          -Lyndon B. Johnson's possible press statement
          -Colson's conversation with William S. White
          -Dean Rusk
          -Johnson's mood
                -Conversation with White
          -Arthur O. Sulzberger
          -Daniel Ellsberg
          -Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
          -Townsend Hoopes
          -Colson's possible conversation with White
          -Dean Rusk's forthcoming interview
                -Barbara Walters, Edwin Newman
          -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] program
          -Possible statement by the President
          -Patrick J. Buchanan's view
          -John F. Kennedy-Johnson administrations
          -Moore's views
          -"Today" show, July 2
          -Ellsberg
          -George Meany's administration support
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/08)



          -Texas opinion
               -John B. Connally's conversation with Haldeman, July 1
               -New York Times article
               -Supreme Court decision

     Press briefings
           -Vietnam casualty figures
           -Unemployment figures
           -James D. Hodgson
                 -Improvement
           -Employment figures