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Conversation: 007-032

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Start Date: Friday, July 30, 1971 12:00 AM

End Date: Friday, July 30, 1971 12:19 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)White House operatorColson, Charles W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:32:19

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:50:58

007-032.mp3

NARA Description:

On July 29, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, White House operator, and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 8:00 pm to 8:19 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 007-032 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 7-32

Date: July 29, 1971
Time: 8:00 pm - 8:19 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The White House operator talked with the President.

     Call from Charles W. Colson

     Rose Mary Woods’ location

The President talked with Colson.

     Colson's schedule
          -Weather

     Economic briefing by John B. Connally and George P. Shultz
         -Senators reaction
              -Charles H. Percy
              -Howard H. Baker, Jr.
              -Robert P. Griffin

     Colson's meeting with Hobart D. Lewis
          -Forthcoming articles
               -Martin S. Hayden (?) editorial
          -China initiative
          -Lewis
               -Right wing reaction
                      -William F. Buckley, Jr.
          -Book on trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC]
               -Cuba comparison

     Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
         -Colson's call
         -Coverage of the President
              -Scene with little girl
                    -Robert Pierpoint narration
                    -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson
                    -PRC
                    -Compared to John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower
         -Dan Rather
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                  Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. 10/08)



     -Coverage of economy
     -Coverage of the President
          -Impact of Frank Stanton meeting
          -Human interest
          -Eisenhower
     -Capitol Hill
          -Scene with little girl
     -Walter Cronkite                                             Conv. No. 7-32 (cont.)
          -Note from the President
     -Committee investigation
          -Clarence J. ("Bud") Brown, Jr.
                -Editorials

China initiative
     -Lewis
     -John G. Tower
     -Peter H. Dominick
     -Percy
     -John A. Volpe
            -Visit to Convention of Catholic Laymen
                  -Prayer for the President's journey for peace

Louis Harris polls
     -Credibility
     -New survey
          -China initiative, economy

Colson's meeting with public information officers [PIOs]
     -Economic news stories
          -Wright Patman comments
                -Depression of 1929
                -Unemployment rate, 1960-1964

Economy
    -American Society of Association Executives, July 27, 1971
    -Machine tool industry
    -Arthur F. Burns
         -Positive statement
    -Alan Greenspan calls to Colson
         -Burns
    -Retail sales
    -Unemployment figures
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/08)



           -Bureau of Labor Standards [BLS]
           -Percentage
     -Briefing reaction
           -Connally
                 -Feedback
           -Machine tool industry
     -Connally
     -Harris                                                       Conv. No. 7-32 (cont.)
           -Consumers
                 -Retail sales
     -Steel strike
           -Automobiles
     -Harris meeting with Colson
           -Domestic Council poll
           -Inflation
                 -Price breakdown
                       -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA]
                             -Basic commodities
                       -Paul W. McCracken
                       -Food prices
                       -Farm prices
     -Consumer market
     -Transportation costs
     -Basic commodities
     -Inflation
           -Compared to other countries

The President's schedule

Economy
    -Capitol Hill

Spiro T. Agnew's trip
     -Colson's talk with John A. Scali
     -Press reports
           -Newsweek
     -Timing
     -Agnew's constituency
     -Scali
     -Colson's talk with "an old line Democrat Italian politician from New England"
     -Administration support
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)