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Start Date: Thursday, July 22, 1971 6:47 PM

End Date: Thursday, July 22, 1971 7:02 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:24:02

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:39:05

006-185.mp3

NARA Description:

On July 22, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 2:47 pm and 3:02 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 006-185 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 6-185

Date: July 22, 1971
Time: Unknown between 2:47 pm and 3:02 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 266-4]

     Colson's note to H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
          -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] news coverage of administration
          -Veterans unemployment rate
          -Donald E. Johnson
          -Robert Pierpoint
          -Administration's efforts
          -Walter Cronkite
          -CBS top management changes
                -Ronald W. Jencks
                -Richard S. Salant
          -CBS-administration relations

     Youth operation restructuring

     Youth support for administration
         -President's conversation with Robert H. Finch and Donald H. Rumsfeld
         -People's Republic of China [PRC] initiative
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         -Vietnam

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 1m 14s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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    Pentagon Papers
         -Administration response
              -E. Howard Hunt (?)
         -Democratic candidates
              -Advisors

    President's meeting with John B. Connally
         -Connally's relations with labor
         -Importance
         -Labor issue in Texas
         -Connally's understanding

    Possible radio speech on work ethic
         -Jobs

    National economy
         -Jobs
         -Harris’ analysis
         -Regional attitudes
         -Foreign trade
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 3m 20s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2                                       Conv. No. 6-185 (cont.)

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    Vietnam casualty figure
         -CBS reporting
         -John A. Scali's conversations with network
         -Daniel Z. Henkin's briefing

    William F. Buckley, Jr.’s spoof
         -Cronkite
         -Vietnam
         -New York Times story

    President's PRC initiative
         -Network coverage
         -CBS

    Television coverage of news stories
         -Vietnam
         -Economy
         -Gross National Product [GNP]
               -Harold C. Passer's efforts
         -PRC initiative
         -Leadership
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