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Start Date: Wednesday, January 31, 1973 1:21 AM
End Date: Wednesday, January 31, 1973 1:57 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Colson, Charles W.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On January 30, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone from 8:21 pm to 8:57 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 036-126 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 36-126 Date: January 30, 1973 Time: 8:21 pm - 8:57 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 406-36] Reaction to the President’s announcement on Vietnam settlement -Colson’s efforts -Morale -Public relations [PR] -The President’s opponents -Editorials -Public Reaction -Columnists -Television [TV] -John B. Connally -Today Show -Announcement -Algeria -Peter Lisagor -Chicago Daily News -Washington press corps -77- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jul-08) Conversation No. 36-126 (cont’d) -New York Times -Colson’s op-ed article -Ronald L. Ziegler -Time magazine -Hugh S. Sidey -Colson’s libel lawsuit -The President’s view -Issue featuring Marlon Brando -Sidey, Jerrold L. Schecter -Watergate story -Sidey interview -Connally, Peter J. Brennan, Elliot L. Richardson -Sonny Metz -Hartford -The President’s courage Press relations -The President’s view -George S. McGovern, Jane Fonda -Washington Post -Administration’s treatment -License challenges -Libel suit -Time and Newsweek -TV networks -Cable TV -Movie industry -Henry A. Kissinger -Interview with Newsweek -Schecter John A. Scali -Senate conformation hearing -Background interviews -Stewart M. Hensley -Time Press relations -Editorials -TV coverage -78- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jul-08) Conversation No. 36-126 (cont’d) -Church service -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Rating -Philip Hoffman [?] -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Widow of Col. William B. Nolde -Prisoners of War [POWs] wives -Ronald L. Ziegler briefing -Kissinger-Nixon relations -Colson’s article -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Joseph Kraft -Kissinger -Dan Rather -Thomas W. Braden -John F. Osborne -Reston and Kraft -National Security Council [NSC] staff -Kissinger’s schedule -TV interviews -PR efforts -Bombing -Liberal reaction -Scali -Kenneth W. Clawson’s opinion -The President’s accomplishments -People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -1972 Moscow summit -May 8, 1972 decision -Herman Kahn, Sir Robert Thompson -Henry Cabot Lodge -Interview -New York Times -Dr. David K. E. Bruce -William J. Baroody, Sr. -Henry H. (“Joe”) Fowler -News coverage -PR efforts -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Possible interviews -79- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jul-08) Conversation No. 36-126 (cont’d) -Kissinger -Connally -December 1972 bombing -Meeting with Colson -Political party switch -Today Show -The President’s policies -Brennan -Attacks on “Establishment” -Elitists -Reston’s article -Georgetown -Harvard crowd -Kissinger -New York Times -Bernard Gewirtzman -The President’s view -Colson’s view -Daniel P. Moynihan -Intellectuals -Colson’s view -Colson’s article -Response -Reston and Kraft -Ziegler briefing -New York Times -Circulation -Buffalo newspaper -Patrick J. Buchanan -Barry M. Goldwater -Support for the President -Letters -Bombing -Donald McI. Kendall -Safeway, Giant advertisements -Louis P. Harris and Albert E. Sindlinger polls Vietnam settlement -Cease-fire violations -Middle East -80- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jul-08) Conversation No. 36-126 (cont’d) -Israelis -Syrians -Press coverage -POW wives -Missing in Action [MIA] wives -Carol Hanson -POW list from Laos -Negotiations Press relations -Nicholas P. Thimmisch -Smith Hempstone, Jr. -Kissinger’s schedule -Stewart J. O. Alsop -Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak -Opposition to the President -Michael J. Mansfield -Domestic priorities -“Slums” -Reaction to Vietnam settlement -Buchanan -White House press corps -Congressional “Doves” -Victor Lasky -Youngstown Vindicator -Manchester Union Leader