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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

040-049.mp3

NARA Description:

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