September 1 2013

The interviews were conducted over several days in 1977 and shown in four 90-minute programmes in various countries in May of that year, nearly three years after Nixon’s resignation.

The first to be broadcast was on Watergate, second on Nixon and the world, third on war, fourth on Nixon the man. Frost himself funded them or got private money, John Birt produced them, and they were syndicated in the US and worldwide. Nixon was paid $600,000 and a share of the royalties. Here’s the Watergate interview:

6 Responses to “Frost-Nixon”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    Nixon needed the money. Frost had interviewed him first in 1968.

    No American journalist could have done this.

  2. davidderrick Says:

    I enjoyed Nixon’s avuncular In the Arena. No More Vietnams is said to be good, not just a peace tract. Here’s a bibliography:

    The Challenges We Face: Edited and Compiled from the Speeches and Papers of Richard M Nixon (1960)

    Six Crises (1962)

    The Second Office, in The World Book Year Book (1964)

    RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (1978)

    The Real War (1980)

    Leaders (1982)

    Real Peace (1984)

    No More Vietnams (1987)

    1999: Victory Without War (1988)

    In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat, and Renewal (1990)

    Seize the Moment: America’s Challenge in a One-Superpower World (1992)

    Beyond Peace (1994), completed two weeks before his death and published posthumously

  3. davidderrick Says:

    Alan Whicker, David Frost, David Jacobs.

  4. davidderrick Says:

    Only two US presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.

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