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Conversation: 020-050

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Start Date: Monday, February 7, 1972 9:44 PM

End Date: Monday, February 7, 1972 9:49 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ziegler, Ronald L.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:57:45

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:02:02

020-050.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 7, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Ronald L. Ziegler talked on the telephone from 4:44 pm to 4:49 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 020-050 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 20-50

Date: February 7, 1972
Time: 4:44 pm - 4:49 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler.
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
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[See Conversation No. 319-14]

     Afternoon briefing
          -Henry A. Kissinger briefing
               -Content
                     -Xuan Thuy offer
                     -Foreign policy report
                          -News embargo

     Vietnam
          -Morning briefing
              -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman statement about critics
                    -Associated Press [AP] coverage
                    -Administration clarification
                          -Ziegler
                               -Haldeman’s opinion
                               -The President’s comments before taking office
                               -Lack of unity

     George S. McGovern statements
         -End of aid to South Vietnam
         -Withdraw Nguyen Van Thieu recognition
         -Administration handling
               -Lack of comment
                    -Edmund S. Muskie
                    -Factual errors
                    -Points of view

     Helen A. Thomas story
          -President's involvement in reporter selection for People’s Republic China [PRC] trip
                -Reported call by correspondent to President
                -List of invitees
                      -The President’s friends
                      -Joseph C. Kraft
                      -Stanley Karnow
          -Administration denial
                -Ziegler’s talk with the President
                      -Criteria for invitee selection
                            -The President’s involvement
                            -Ziegler’s role
                -Invitees
                      -Support for the President
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)