Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interviews
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Following the resounding success of the eponymous West End
and Broadway hit play, Frost/Nixon tells the extraordinary
story of how Sir David Frost pursued and landed the biggest
fish of his career--and how the series drew larger audiences
than any news interview ever had in the United States,
before being shown all over the world.
This is Frost's absorbing story of his pursuit of Richard
Nixon, and is no less revealing of his own toughness and
pertinacity than of the ex-President's elusiveness. Frost's
encounters with such figures as Swifty Lazar, Ron Ziegler,
potential sponsors, and Nixon as negotiator are nothing
short of hilarious, and his insight into the taping of the
programs themselves is fascinating.
Frost/Nixon provides the authoritative account of the only
public trial that Nixon would ever have, and a revelation of
the man's character as it appeared in the stress of eleven
grueling sessions before the cameras. Including historical
perspective and transcripts of the edited interviews, this
is the story of Sir David Frost's quest to produce one of
the most dramatic pieces of television ever broadcast,
described by commentators at the time as "a catharsis" for
the American people.
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