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Start Date: Thursday, November 30, 1972 1:12 AM

End Date: Thursday, November 30, 1972 1:20 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

034-009.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 29, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 8:12 pm to 8:20 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-009 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 34-9

Date: November 29, 1972
Time: 8:12 pm - 8:20 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

       Peter J. Brennan as Labor Secretary announcement
             -Reaction
                   -Nelson A. Rockefeller
                          -Frederic V. Malek
                   -William E. Timmons
                          -Congress
                   -Telephone calls to Colson
                          -Labor, Democrats
                          -Mickey Gardner
                   -Political effect
             -Television [TV] appearance
                   -Effectiveness
                          -Colson’s call to Lyndon K. (“Mort”) Allin
                                -Network coverage
                          -Reaction to anti-black accusation
             -Reaction
                   -David Brinkley
                          -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC]
                          -[Building and Construction Trades Councils] attacks on students
                                -Cambodia incursion
                   -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid
                                       -8-

            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                           Conversation No. 34-9 (cont’d)

          -Media
                -Middle America
          -Calls to Colson
     -TV appearance
          -Reaction
                -Wire copy

Labor Department
     -Brennan’s forthcoming duties
          -Bureaucracy
                -Colson’s recent conversation with Brennan
          -Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS]
                -Geoffrey H. Moore
     -George P. Shultz
          -Conversation with Colson
                -Pierre Rinfret
          -W. Allen Wallace, University of Rochester

George D. Webster
     -Internal Revenue Service [IRS]
           -John D. Ehrlichman interview
           -Colson’s forthcoming efforts
           -Interest in position
           -Salary
           -Erwin Griswold correspondence
                 -Ehrlichman
                        -Conversation with the President
           -Richard G. Kleindienst
           -Griswold
                 -Harvard University
           -Robert H. Bork

Brennan
     -Signal to constituency
           -Effect
     -The President’s comments
     -Quotes
     -Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW]
     -Labor
           -Hardhats
                                              -9-

                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                              Conversation No. 34-9 (cont’d)

            -Irish Catholics
            -Reaction
                   -George Meany
                   -Frank E. Fitzsimmons
            -Paul Hall
                   -Statements

      Colson, Ehrlichman
           -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                 -The President’s schedule

      1972 election
           -The President’s victory margin
                  -Absentee ballots
                  -Votes status
                  -Communications with secretaries of state
                         -Clerks
                  -Illinois
                  -Colson’s interest

      Patrick J. Buchanan article

      Articles

      Appointments
           -Network reaction
                -The President’s statements
                -Brennan
                -Tone

      The President’s Schedule
           -Florida