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Conversation: 013-051

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Start Date: Monday, November 1, 1971 12:57 AM

End Date: Monday, November 1, 1971 1:13 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:47:40

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:03:01

013-051.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 31, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 7:57 pm to 8:13 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 013-051 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 13-51

Date: October 31, 1971
Time: 7:57 pm - 8:13 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     George H. W. Bush
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       -Television appearance
       -Colson's note
       -President's note
       -Television interview
             -Edward M. Kennedy
             -Audience

Edward M. Kennedy
    -Attacks by Elliot Richardson and Robert Dole

Dole
    -Forthcoming call from Colson
Hugh Scott
    -Previous television appearance
          -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
          -Liberals
          -Call to Colson from Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin

Democrats
    -Contrasted with Republicans
          -Partisanship
    -Possible Republican response
          -Agnew's forthcoming speech

Bush
       -Television interview
            -Edward M. Kennedy
                  -Vietnam War
                  -President
            -United Nations vote on Taiwan
                  -President's reaction
                  -Israel
                         -Arab delegates
       -Television appearances
            -Administration public relations
                  -Bush
                  -Scott
                  -Dole
                  -Richardson
       -Possible role in administration
            -United Nations [UN]
            -Public relations
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                                  Tape Subject Log
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Scott

George H. Gallup and Louis P. Harris polls
    -Newspaper headlines

Robert Sherman
    -Articles in Washington Star
    -Garnett D. (“Jack”) Horner
          -Ronald L. Ziegler
    -Henry A. Kissinger
    -New York Times
    -Colson's forthcoming meeting with Smith Hempstone, Jr.
Hempstone
    -Columns
    -President's schedule
          -Possible meeting
    -Column on Jesse Phillips (sp?)
    -Forthcoming conversation with Colson
          -Possible meeting with the President
          -Sherman
    -Role with Star
          -Editorials
    -Possible meeting with the President

Sherman
     -Articles in Star
           -Effect

Previous Senate vote on foreign aid program
     -Public reaction
     -J. William Fulbright
     -William Timmons’ previous meeting with Scott
     -President's schedule
           -Bipartisan Congressional leadership
           -Vietnam
           -Greece
     -President's forthcoming conversation with George H. Mahon
     -White House response
           -Michael J. Mansfield
           -House and Senate Appropriations Committees
           -Bipartisan Congressional leaders
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                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                  Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. 10/06)



             -Bush's previous statements
                  -President's performance

Polls
        -Newspaper articles
            -Gallup, Harris

United Nations vote on Taiwan
     -As an issue

Previous Senate vote on foreign aid program
     -As an issue
     -Scott's statement
          -Fulbright, Edward M. Kennedy
Edward M. Kennedy
     -Republican attacks
          -Press coverage
                  -Compared with Supreme Court nomination issue

Agnew
    -Forthcoming speech
         -Foreign policy
         -Patrick J. Buchanan
         -William L. Safire
         -Tone and content

Sherman
     -Colson's forthcoming investigation
          -Hempstone
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)