Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Necessary Touch Of Frost

British broadcasting legend Sir David Frost has died this weekend at the age of 74, according to his long-time home, BBC News.

Veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74 after a suspected heart attack while on board a cruise ship. 
A family statement said he had been giving a speech aboard the Queen Elizabeth on Saturday night. 
Sir David's career spanned journalism, comedy writing and daytime television presenting, including The Frost Report. 
Internationally, he will be remembered for his revealing interviews with former US President Richard Nixon. 
A statement said: "His family are devastated and ask for privacy at this difficult time. A family funeral will be held in the near future and details of a memorial service will be announced in due course."

Best remembered for his interviews 35 years ago with Nixon, Frost had a huge career with the BBC spanning five decades, a giant in his field, and a true gentleman.  Those interviews in 1977 were turned into a very good Ron Howard movie, Frost/Nixon.

Also, here's a clip of the first part of Frost's actual interview with Nixon.

It was television that gripped the world then, and is still fascinating to watch now.  Godspeed, Sir David.

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