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Conversation: 037-132

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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

037-132.mp3

NARA Description:

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