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Start Date: Wednesday, April 28, 1971 8:33 PM

End Date: Wednesday, April 28, 1971 8:37 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:31:51

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:45:38

042-068.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 28, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 4:33 pm to 4:37 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 042-068 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 42-68

Date: April 28, 1971
Time: 4:33 pm - 4:37 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 252-17]

     J. William Fulbright's committee
           -Testimony of a Vietnam veteran
           -Hugh Scott
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           -George D. Aiken
           -Madame Ngo Dinh Diem
           -Rennie Davis group

     Demonstrations
         -Network coverage
              -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]
         -Herbert R. (“Chief”) Rainwater's meeting with Vice PresidentConv.
                                                                       SpiroNo.
                                                                            T. Agnew
                                                                                42-68 (cont.)
         -Rainwater's press conference
              -United Press International [UPI]
         -Network coverage
              -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
              -Opposition to President
              -John A. Scali

[Transcript #1: A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under
court order from December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums,
et al. v. James M. Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records
Administration produced this transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]

[End of transcript]

     Demonstrations
         -Dean Burch and Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
         -Colson’s memo
         -Colson's conversation with Burch
         -Network coverage
               -Anti-trust action
               -Objectivity
         -Colson's phone calls
         -Scali
         -President's schedule
         -Network coverage
               -Planned visit to US Marines at Camp Pendleton
         -Colson's media plans
         -Congress

[Transcript #2: A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under
court order from December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums,
et al. v. James M. Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records
Administration produced this transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]
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[End of transcript]
     Scali
           -Commentary by [Arnold] Eric Sevareid
           -Call to ABC
                 -Scott

     Networks
         -President's position                                          Conv. No. 42-68 (cont.)
         -Cabinet
         -John B. Connally
         -Elliot L. Richardson
         -Connally
               -"Face the Nation"
         -Economic news
               -Business indicators
               -Popular reaction
               -Stock market

     President's position on Vietnam War
          -Senators
                 -Robert A. Taft, Jr.
                 -Howard H. Baker, Jr.

     Networks
         -Haldeman
         -Colson's conversation with William S. Paley
         -Coverage
         -Impact

[Transcript #3: A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under
court order from December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums,
et al. v. James M. Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records
Administration produced this transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]

[End of transcript]
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