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797–11
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
  • Charles W. Colson
  • Stephen B. Bull
October 13, 1972
Conversation No. 797-11

Date: October 13, 1972
Time: 11:45 am - 12:02 pm
Location: Oval Office
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.

Press relations
-Possible press conference
-Clark R. Mollenhoff
-Recent press conference
-Invitation

Charles W. Colson entered at 11:46 am.

-Watergate
-Zeigler’s knowledge
-Questions from Mollenhoff
-Committee to Re-elect the President [CRP]
-Mollenhoff’s story
-Denial
-Possible press conference
-The President’s view
-Chicago
-Mollenhoff
-Philip Potter
-Atlanta
-1972 election
-Chicago
-Chicago
-Announcement of trip
-Timing
-Watergate
-Double standard on campaign practices
-White paper
-Preparation
-Democratic party activities
-[Flyers from] Berkeley [office]
-Telephone calls from Los Angeles office
-Republican National Convention
-Richard (“Dick”) Tuck


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal returnable]
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Tape Subject Log
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[Duration: 2m 56s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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Ziegler left at 11:53 am.

Vietnam
-Statements by the President
-Possible press conference
-US allies
-George S. McGovern
-Minnesota television [TV] appearance
-Question and answer [Q & A] answer
-US troops
-Asia
-Turkey
-Israel
-US Jews
-New York
-Rita E. Hauser
-Thailand
-McGovern
-Use of tape in campaign
-News summary
-Media coverage
-Jerry Williams
-Colson’s view
-Boston
-Radio station
-Possibility of fraud
-Federal Communication Commission [FCC]
-Warnings from the administration
-Comparison with Ku Klux Klan [KKK] charge

1972 campaign
-Media and press relations
-McGovern
-Sabotage charges
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-Washington, New York
-White House response
-Louis P. Harris
-Poll
-Watergate and campaign financing
-Washington Post
-Front page story
-Boston Globe
-New York Times
-St. Louis Post Dispatch
-Tuck
-Howard K. Smith’s previous conversation with Colson
-American Broadcasting Company [ABC], National Broadcasting
Company [NBC], Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
-Network spies
-Competition among the networks
-Automotive industry
-Intelligence gathering
-Watergate
-Justice Department
-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
-L.[ouis] Patrick Gray, III
-Response

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:53 am.

The President's schedule
-Utility workers group
-Cabinet Room size

Bull left at an unknown time before 12:02 pm.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 1m 30s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
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(rev. Nov-03)

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Colson left at 12:02 pm.
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