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Start Date: 2-Jan-1972 11:36 PM

End Date: 2-Jan-1972 11:42 PM


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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 06:16:15

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 06:22:16


NARA Description:

On January 2, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 11:36 pm to 11:42 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 017-162 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 17-162

Date: January 2, 1972
Time: 11:36 pm - 11:42 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

     Reactions to President's interview with Dan Rather, January 2nd
          -General reactions to President and Rather
          -Creed C. Black
                -Philadelphia Inquirer


                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)

                -President’s style and ability
                -Rather’s interview style
          -President's instructions to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                            -Media involvement
          -Louis Harris's views
                -Possible statement by Harris
          -Frank Stanton
          -William S. Paley

     President's interview with Rather, January 2nd
          -President answers
                       -Return of Prisoners of War [POWs]
          -Blacks compared to whites
          -President's answers
          -Rather's technique
          -"Meet the Press"
          -President's ability