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Conversation: 036-106

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Start Date: 24-Jan-1973 7:17 PM

End Date: 24-Jan-1973 7:31 PM


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Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On January 24, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 7:17 pm to 7:31 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 036-106 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 36-106

Date: January 24, 1973
Time: 7:17 pm - 7:31 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

       Vietnam settlement public relations [PR] efforts
            -Henry A. Kissinger’s press briefings
            -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon, Ronald L. Ziegler


                            Tape Subject Log
                              (rev. Jul-08)

                                                  Conversation No. 36-106 (cont’d)

     -Television [TV] audience
     -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
     -Colson’s view
     -Henry Cabot Lodge
           -Meeting with Colson
                 -Today Show
           -Elizabeth Drew show
           -John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson
           -Reaction to the President’s announcement
     -Melvin L. Laird’s schedule
           -Today Show
     -George H. W. Bush’s schedule
           -Talk show
           -Clark MacGregor
     -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis
           -Lodge article
                 -Reader’s Digest
                 -History of Vietnam War
                 -Reaction to the President’s announcement

Reaction to Vietnam settlement
     -The President’s opponents
     -William B. Saxbe
     -Bella S. Abzug
     -George S. McGovern
     -Jack F. Kemp
     -Patrick S. Buchanan
     -Washington Star editorial
     -Kenneth W. Clawson’s conversation with Colson
     -New York Times editorial
     -Washington Post
     -Wire service stories
     -The President’s budget message
            -Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman
            -Colson’s view
            -Lyndon B. Johnson’s death
                 -Great Society


                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. Jul-08)

                                                           Conversation No. 36-106 (cont’d)

            -The President’s high points
                  -1972 election
                  -1973 Inaugural speech
                  -Vietnam settlement
                  -Trips to People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet Union
            -TV audience
                  -The President’s view
            -Distribution of materials to Cabinet
                  -Gerald R. Ford
                  -Barry M. Goldwater
            -Reader’s Digest
            -Kissinger’s schedule
                  -TV interviews

[Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift]

       The President’s health
            -Colson’s comment

[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]