Nathan Knorr to Fred Franz in the late 1960's ....
"Are you sure we should try this 6000 year dating scheme, some people might remember Brother Russell used this at the turn of the century 50 years ago ?"
Fred ......"Well the Watchtower didn't have that much circulation back then and most of the books and magazines are long out of print. We'll hype it up a bit more, I'm sure very few will take notice".
"Besides it will look attractive on the front cover of the Awake and Watchtower"
Nathan ...... "Ok Fred lets see what we can come up with, you may be on to something"
Fred ...... "Remember are readership base aren't exactly Bible scholars are they ?
Nathan ...... " Ha ha.. ya I know "