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Start Date: Wednesday, June 13, 1973 3:03 AM
End Date: Wednesday, June 13, 1973 3:15 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Ziegler, Ronald L.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On June 12, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Ronald L. Ziegler talked on the telephone from 11:03 pm to 11:15 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 040-049 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 40-49 Date: June 12, 1973 Time: 11:03 pm - 11:15 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler. Watergate -Maurice H. Stans -Ervin Committee -Testimony, June 12 -Television [TV] -Coverage -Ziegler’s role on staff -Charles W. Colson -News leads -Elliott L. Richardson -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Washington Star Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Treatment by radio correspondents -Guillermo Sevilla Sacasa’s note to President -President’s request for retribution -Ziegler’s conversation with Bob Clark, June 12 -Response -Response -Public opinion -Correspondents -43- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. March-2011) Conversation No. 40-49 (cont’d) -Compared to Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis -Clark -Public response -Ziegler’s handling -Kenneth W. Clawson -Interview with Phil Donahue -Ohio -Letters to Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Questions -President’s defense of his family -President, Ziegler, Haig -Ziegler’s conversation with Donahue -White House response -Donahue -Nixon family -Treatment by radio correspondents -Bob Clark -Intelligence -Character -White House response -Helen A. Thomas’s column -Conduct of the media -Great Britain President’s schedule -Newsmen’s social events -Gridiron Club dinner, White House Correspondents Association -Press conferences -Purpose -Increased number Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Interview with Donahue -Staff reports -East Wing of White House -Character President’s schedule -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Press conference -44- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. March-2011) Conversation No. 40-49 (cont’d) Watergate -John W. Dean, III -Testimony, June 12 -Fifth Amendment -Consequences -Forthcoming Ervin Committee interview, June 15 -J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.’s response -Possible leaks -White House response -Motives -Conversations -Ziegler and Gerald L. Warren -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III and Henry E. Petersen -President’s meeting, March 21, 1972 -Content -White House statement Donahue Press conference Donahue -White House response -Funding -Taft broadcasting -President’s reaction -Instructions to Ziegler