Sunday morning, David Frost’s family released a statement that the former reporter and TV host had died Saturday of a heart attack; Frost was 74. David Frost was on the cruise ship the Queen Elizabeth when he died, according to Time.
David Frost was best known as the man who interviewed President Nixon, but he built a career hosting TV shows, doing serious interviews, and was also a TV host for “That Was the Week that Was.” Frost’s series of interviews with President Nixon in 1977 was the most watched interview with a political figure. The Frost/Nixon movie was released in 2008 about those interviews with Nixon because it was an interview, but it was also a psychological drama.
At the time of the Nixon interviews, Frost had been on British television since the 1960s and had been somewhat known as more of a comedian, but he proved that he was a journalist at heart during his interview with Nixon. Nixon seemed to believe it would be an easy interview to get through. The interviews were shot in twelve parts and it focused mostly on the fact that the U.S. public had lost their trust in the President; Frost focused on attempting to get a public apology from Nixon.
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