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Start Date: Saturday, March 17, 1973 12:53 AM
End Date: Saturday, March 17, 1973 1:12 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Colson, Charles W.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On March 16, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 7:53 pm to 8:12 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 037-132 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 37-132 Date: March 16, 1973 Time: 7:53 pm-8:12 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Charles W. Colson. Colson's law firm -Morale -Trip to New York -President's letter to Colson Press relations -Ervin's Committee hearings -President's statement -Howard H. Baker, Jr. -Motivation of press -Mary McGrory -Carl T. Rowan -Herbert L. Block - 98 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) Conversation No. 37-132 (cont’d) -Washington Post -Watergate -Food prices -National impact Watergate -Ervin Committee hearings -Hearings of Joseph McCarthy -Motivations -Communism in government -John N. Mitchell -Maurice H. Stans -Dwight L. Chapin -Jeb Stuart Magruder -Hugh W. Sloan, Jr. -Colson's meeting with Warner Communications -Support of President -Jews -President's interest in movie industry -Colson’s trip to Boston -National opinion -1972 election problems -Republican candidates -Congressional Republicans -Barry M. Goldwater -Meeting with Baker -Loyalty -Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. -Liberalism -Baker -Joy Baker -George D. Webster -Danny [Surname unknown] -National attention - 99 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) Conversation No. 37-132 (cont’d) -Ervin Committee hearings -Compared to presidential election -Media coverage -Hyperbole -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -POWs -Food prices -Compared to International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] scandal -Peter M. Flanigan -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Mitchell -Compared to Sherman Adams -Bribes -President's national stature -Effect of POW return -Ending war -President's statement on Watergate -Questioning of John W. Dean, III -Cooperation of White House staff -White House staff cooperation -Richard L. Wilson -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] questioning -Grand jury questioning -Senate cooperation -Goldwater -Colson's role -Edward W. Brooke -FBI raw files -White House cooperation -Compared to Alger Hiss case -Harry S. Truman -President's press conference -L. Patrick Gray, III - 100 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) Conversation No. 37-132 (cont’d) -Compared to J. Edgar Hoover -FBI raw files -James O. Eastland -John C. Stennis -Instructions for Colson -Senate -Howard H. Baker, Jr. -Webster -Meeting with President -Fears discussed