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Start Date: Tuesday, July 20, 1971 10:19 PM

End Date: Tuesday, July 20, 1971 10:41 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:34:23

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:56:37

006-163.mp3

NARA Description:

On July 20, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 6:19 pm and 6:41 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 006-163 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 6-163

Date: July 20, 1971
Time: Unknown Between 6:19 pm and 6:41 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 263-13]
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    Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
        -Possible telephone poll
        -Rowland Evans and Robert Novak
        -Press statement
        -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
        -President's forthcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC]
        -Wording
        -Intent                                                       Conv. No. 6-163 (cont.)
        -Calls to Kennedy's office
        -Public housing speech July 20th
        -Edward W. Brooke's conversations with Colson

    Brooke
        -President's PRC initiative
        -Conversation with President and Henry A. Kissinger
        -Forthcoming foreign policy speech
        -Antiballistic missile [ABM] position

    Colson's memorandum to President
         -George Meany
         -PRC


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    Harris poll
         -PRC announcement
         -President's popularity
         -Trial heats
         -Funding

    Milton Friedman's Newsweek column
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Legislative leaders meeting
     -Comments to President
     -National economy
     -President's China initiative

Republican legislative leaders
    -Clark MacGregor
                                                                Conv. No. 6-163 (cont.)
Herbert F. De Simone
     -Conversations with Colson
           -The President's visit to Newport
     -President's China initiative
     -Dwight D. Eisenhower's visit to Korea
     -Support of young people
     -Stock market effect
           -Arthur F. Burns
                 -Interest rates

Republican legislative leaders
    -Statements on economy
    -Previous meeting with President
    -Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultz, John D. Ehrlichman

President's leadership
     -Initiative compared to reactive nation of past actions
     -Berlin
     -Cuba
     -Korea
     -Republican National Committee meeting in Denver
     -Robert J. Dole

George Gallup
    -Poll of Democrats
    -Kennedy supporters
    -Louis Harris’ comments to Colson
          -Analysis of raw data
    -Youth, black voters
    -Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
    -Vietnam war issue
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                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/08)



     President's China initiative
          -President's popularity
          -Kissinger's conversation with Hugh S. Sidey
                 -Time, Life editors
          -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS], National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC],
                 American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
          -Frank Stanton
          -Colson's memorandum to Haldeman                         Conv. No. 6-163 (cont.)
          -Television coverage
                 -Compared to other networks
          -Stanton
          -Julian Goodman
          -Mary McGrory
                 -Column July 19th
          -Possible election effect
                 -Possible trips to the PRC
          -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield, Kennedy, Edmund S. Muskie
          -Haldeman's concerns
          -Muskie's visit to Moscow
          -Political repercussions
          -"Doves"
          -Vietnam War issue
                 -Future negotiations

     Republican legislative leaders
         -Colson's possible action in forthcoming staff meeting
         -Haldeman, Ehrlichman
         -MacGregor
         -Cabinet
         -Support for President's policies