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Conversation: 031-005

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Start Date: Thursday, October 5, 1972 11:40 PM

End Date: Thursday, October 5, 1972 11:48 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ziegler, Ronald L.[Unknown person(s)]White House operator

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On October 5, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Ronald L. Ziegler, unknown person(s), and the White House operator talked on the telephone from 7:40 pm to 7:48 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 031-005 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 31-5

Date: October 5, 1972
Time: 7:40 pm - 7:48 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler.


                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. Oct-06)

        Ziegler's voter registration

The President conferred with an unknown person at an unknown time between 7:40 pm and 7:48

        Status of unknown object

[End of conferral]

        Ziegler's voter registration
            -California, Virginia

        Televised press conferences
            -The President's press conference, October 5, 1972
                -Press coverage
                     -Style and content of press conference
                     -Washington Star
                     -Television coverage
                          -George S. McGovern's foreign policy speech
                -Relation to 1972 campaign
                     -Television coverage compared with written coverage
            -Future appearances
                -The President's forthcoming schedule
                     -Radio speech
                     -Atlanta appearance
                     -Press coverage
                          -Speeches compared with press conferences
                     -Television exposure
                          -The President’s view
                          -John A. Scali
                          -Ziegler's forthcoming conversation with Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.

        Television coverage of the President
            -Compared with written coverage
            -Dan Rather, Tom Jarriel
            -National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
                 -Ziegler’s forthcoming conversation with Richard G. Valeriani
                 -Ziegler’s forthcoming conversation with John W. Chancellor
                 -Ziegler’s view
                     -Compared with Rather and Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Oct-06)

                 -Effect on White House relationship with Cronkite
             -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
                 -William A. Gil, Jr.
                 -White house pressure
             -Ziegler’s forthcoming conversation with Cronkite