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Conversation: 006-157

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Start Date: 18-Jul-1971 6:05 PM

End Date: 19-Jul-1971 6:26 PM


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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:14:32

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:33:37


NARA Description:

President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone on an unknown date, sometime between 6:05 pm on July 18, 1971 and 6:26 pm on July 19, 1971. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 006-157 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 6-157

Date: Unknown between July 18 and July 19, 1971
Time: Unknown between 7:59 pm, July 18 and 6:44 pm, July 19, 1971
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     President's trip from California to Washington, July 18, 1971
          -Airport arrival
                 -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's role
          -US-People’s Republic of China [PRC] breakthrough
                 -Military reaction
                 -Colson's conversation with unknown man ["Chappie" James ?]
                 -Geo-political impact
                 -US position in world

     John F. Kennedy
          -Dean G. Acheson's interview in British newspaper


          -Edmund S. Muskie
          -Paul N. McCloskey, Jr.
          -News media
          -Pentagon Papers
          -New York Times, Washington Post
          -Jerald F. terHorst's article

     President's schedule
                 -The President's conversation with Haldeman

     Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
         -Book on Chappaquiddick incident (The Bridge at Chappaquiddick)
         -Veracity of statements

     Pentagon Papers



                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)

          -US casualty figures
     Colson's conversation with Frank Stanton
          -The President's previous meeting with National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC]
          -Television news coverage of administration by Columbia Broadcasting System
          -Roger H. Mudd
                -Julian Goodman's conversation after meeting with the President

     The US-PRC initiative
          -Hugh S. Sidey's characterization of foreign relations impact
                -The press and its impact on public opinion
          -Statement by the Australians
          -Effect on Congress
                -Charles H. Percy, Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.
                -Paul J. Fannin
                -Congressional comment
          -Press reaction to the President's airport reception
                -Greeting by the Presidents' family
          -Impact of announcement
                -The stock market
                      -Arthur F. Burns
          -Public reaction