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Conversation: 017-059

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Start Date: Saturday, December 25, 1971 4:30 AM

End Date: Saturday, December 25, 1971 1:43 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:28:36

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:33:43

017-059.mp3

NARA Description:

President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone on an unknown date, sometime between 11:30 pm on December 24, 1971 and 8:43 am on December 25, 1971. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 017-059 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 17-59

Date: Unknown between December 24 and December 25, 1971
Time: Unknown between 11:30 pm and 8:43 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     Colson's location

     Julie Nixon Eisenhower's television show
           -“Christmas at the White House”
           -Praise from Colson
                 -Patricia Colson
           -Charles B. Kuralt
           -Past Christmas
           -Dogs
           -Kuralt
           -Ending
                 -Strong emotional content
           -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
           -The President's interview
           -Effect
           -Ratings
                 -Coverage of show on local and network news