Sep 01, 20 david frost extracts apology from richard nixon in famed interview sir david frost, who has died aged 74, established himself as an interviewer par excellence when he extracted an apology out of. Time said that frost s interviews with nixon reached a dramatic high point during a taping session involving watergate, in which nixon insisted that he was not trying to cover up a crime but was. Frost interviewed other presidents as well, including george h. When in the actual interview frost read aloud from the nixon white house transcripts, nixons eyes darted around as he searched his brain for. In the wake of his resignation following the watergate scandal, nixon was quickly losing money to pay off legal fees. The interviews, which aired in may 1977, covered topics from. I have impeached myself interview with richard nixon, 1977 track info. Sep 03, 20 frostnixon both frost and mike wallace of cbs are in the running to bag the nixon interview. Nixon s chief of staff jack brennan negotiated the terms of the interview with frost. Edited transcript of david frosts interview with richard nixon broadcast in may 1977. The interview tapes went over twentyeight hours, and were produced as four television episodes, viewed by millions of people worldwide. An excerpt from the original television interview between david frost and richard nixon on watergate in 1977.
We have the most complete digitized nixon tape collection in existence approximately 3,000 hours spread over 6 terabytes of hard drives and cloud storage that contain more than 10,000 audio files. The nixon interviews were a series of conversations between former president richard nixon and british journalist david frost, produced by john birt. They were recorded and broadcast on television and radio in four programs in 1977. In 1977, former president richard nixon agreed to be interviewed by british journalist david frost for recordings broadcast on television. The original watergate interviews digitally remastered originally broadcast in may of 1977, this series of interviews between sir david frost and u. The encounter produced its fair share of shocks in the way of admissions. Sometime in between, frost published a book with the same title of his reflections on the events, while vivendi entertainment hurried out a dvd of the watergate portion of the interview, timed to coincide with frost nixon s theatrical release. Not what i have done as president or vice president for that matter, but of the come back. Of course the most fascinating aspect of the film is frank langellas portrayal of a shamed and swollen richard nixon. Sep 01, 20 richard nixon interview with david frost.
When the disgraced exus president richard nixon, conceded he had deceived the nation and let down his people, david frost was assured a place in television history. While the nixon interviews may be frost s most famous, in a 2012 interview with the guardian, frost said he was most proud of his interview with george h. Transcript of david frost s interview with richard nixon richard nixon 1977 1 2 3 thank god, began to go down in 71 and 72, when calm was restored to the campuses. The complete interviews digitally remastered this program, culled from the over 28 hours of interview footage between sir david frost and u. The film is right to suggest the decision came down to money.
Dec 01, 2008 director ron howard and screenwriter peter morgan talked about their new movie, frostnixon, which looks at the 1977 televised interview between david frost and president richard nixon. Cnn larry king live frost, schieffer, bradlee discuss extensive nixon interview aired june 10, 2002 21. Let me say, if i intended the coverup, believe me, i. Frost nixon is based on journalist david frost s 1977 interview with former president richard nixon. Oct 08, 2018 saturday night live transcripts season 2. The original watergate interviews digitally remastered at. The interviews became the central subject of peter morgans play frostnixon. The agreement for the series of exclusive interviews was signed on august 9, 1975, exactly a year after nixons leaving office. President richard nixon, delves into the various controversies of nixon s presidency, including most famously the watergate scandal. In fact, nixon seriously considered universal health care at one point hmos eventually won. Nixon about the watergate scandal, with some of, mr. In 1977, reporter david frost secured a highly sought after interview with former u.
The thirty seventh president of united states being put on trial by television by a visitor from across atlantic and the only president to have resigned in us history accepting his guilt in the course of the interview is an emotional, social, and. The frost interview collection was placed on courtesy storage with the richard nixon presidential library and museum until the richard nixon foundation signed a deed of gift for a portion of the collection in december 2012 and transferred custody to nara. In a 1977 interview with david frost, nixon offered this assessment. Behind the scenes of the nixon interviews new york. Split into four parts, 90 minutes each, the interview touched on every question imaginable regarding the nixon administration and the ethical lapses nixon had been accused of. Throughout the interview, nixon has made slight reference to mistakes, but frost asks, would you go further than mistakes. David frost interviews richard nixon tv movie 1977 imdb. The 1977 interview series inspired frostnixon, a play by peter morgan, which was subsequently adapted into a 2008 film. David frost extracts apology from richard nixon in. My reading of the transcript of the tapes tells me, trying to read them in an openminded way, that the. Frostnixon interview collection donated materials richard nixon. The film tells the story behind the frostnixon interviews of 1977. Nixon s rhetorical strategies in his public statements on watergate.
Npr transcripts are created on a rush deadline by verb8tm, inc. Mar 20, 2011 this feature is not available right now. Transcript of david frost s interview with richard nixon. President richard nixon delves into the various controversies of nixons presidency, including, most famously, the watergate scandal. The famous frost s 1977 interview with president nixon, only four years after he resigned. Sir david frost talked about the famous interviews he conducted with former president richard nixon three years after his resignation. Originally broadcast in may of 1977, this series of interviews between sir david frost and u. As his own team watches in horror from an adjoining room, nixon admits that he did unethical things, adding, when the president does it, that means its not illegal. The camera never lies in the film of his play frostnixon, screenwriter peter morgan elevates the televised 1977 interviews that richard nixon did with british host david frost into. He had interviewed nixon in 1968 in a manner that time magazine described as softly. Frost obtained exclusive rights to interview nixon and on may 4, 1977, fortyfive million. Sir david frost watergate interviews richard nixon.
Transcript of david frosts interview with richard nixon house docs. Unlike lincoln, nixon assumes that this power can be used even when the union is not at stake. The cities did cease to be burned, and bombings did go down. David frost s interview of richard nixon is one of the most important interviews ever conducted due to the fact that frost and nixon engaged in a battle that would make nixon admit to his. Transcript of david frosts interview with richard nixon. If we failed every other subject but scored impressive points on watergate, the interviews would be successful. Frost was asked about the highlight of his career, he cited the nixon interview. Former president richard nixon granted his first television interviews after leaving office to british journalist david frost in 1977, which marked his return to public life. Richard nixon transcript of david frosts interview with richard nixon introduction in 1977, former president richard nixon agreed to be interviewed by british journalist david frost for recordings broadcast on television. Edited transcript of david frost s interview with richard nixon broadcast in may 1977 2007, september.
In fact, you can now purchase a dvd of some of the interview, out today frost nixon. Eric idle alan price, neil innes the nixon interviews david frosteric idlerichard nixondan aykroydjulie nixongilda radnerpat nixonjane curtin open on talk show set, as david frost rushes onto the stage david frost. The 1977 interview series inspired frost nixon, a play by peter morgan, which was subsequently adapted into a 2008 film. Dec 01, 2008 their new project is a movie that opens this week, frost nixon based on the play by peter morgan about the series of televised interviews between british talk show host, david frost and former. Eric idle alan price, neil innes the nixon interviews david frost eric idlerichard nixon dan aykroydjulie nixon gilda radnerpat nixon jane curtin open on talk show set, as david frost rushes onto the stage david frost. If we did every other thing right but got watergate wrong, we would fail. We knew that watergate would be the key moment of the frost nixon interviews. Richard nixon interviewed by david frost video dailymotion.
In the end, frost had to empty his own pockets to finance the program, and eventually found investors willing to help broadcast the interview. Transcript of frosts television interview the new york. The records of the watergate special prosecution force wspf collection, including transcripts of president nixon s grand jury testimony of june 2324, 1975, and associated material are now available online. Complete full transcript, dialogue, remarks, saying, quotes, words and text.
Though it takes quite awhile to get where its going, the final interview where frost takes nixon headon about the watergate coverup is a payoff well worth the wait. Frost, schieffer, bradlee discuss extensive nixon interview. Sep 07, 2007 edited transcript of david frost s interview with richard nixon broadcast in may 1977. Frostnixon is a 2008 historical drama film based on the 2006 play of the same name by peter morgan, who also adapted the screenplay. Nixon s staff saw the interview as an opportunity for the disgraced president to restore his reputation with the public and assumed that frost would be easily outwitted. Even more remarkable is the closing section, where frost all but implores nixon to make the apology that the american people want and need. Behind the scenes of the frostnixon interviews the new film frost nixon tells the story of richard nixon s 1974 interview with david frost.
David frosts nixon interview helped end age of deference. These originally aired in 1977, when frost did more than 28 hours of interviews with nixon. The accurate source to find transcript to richard nixon interview with david frost. Frost nixon interview clip 1 of 6 on white house chief of staff, hr haldeman frost nixon. The transcripts of the interviews were transferred to nara in 20. The script dramatizes frost s famous postwatergate interviews with richard nixon, and examines the motivations of a politician who abused his power and of the journalists who pursued him. The full interview is now on dvd from liberation entertainment.
Frostnixon talk took place in dana point home orange. Martha lea smith talks about when her home was the site of the 1977 david frost interviews with former president richard nixon. Peter and his producer, matthew byamshaw, had come to my office to talk about their idea for a stage play, to be called frostnixon, which would tell the story of the nixon interviews and nixons dramatic mea culpa in 1977. In 1977, former president richard nixon agreed to be interviewed by british journalist david.
London times british interviewer and entertainer david frost makes a deal with former president richard nixon to undertake 24 hours of interviews on a wide range of topics, with six hours each on foreign policy, domestic affairs, watergate, and a loosely defined nixon the man interview. David frost extracts apology from richard nixon in famed interview sir david frost, who has died aged 74, established himself as an interviewer. Richard nixon interview with david frost transcription. David frost, interviewer who got nixon to apologize for. I have impeached myself interview with richard nixon, 1977. The end of the book contains over a hundred pages of transcripts from the interview. As the final interview begins, frost ambushes nixon with damning transcripts of a conversation between nixon and charles colson that reston dug up in washington. He leans forward in his chair, speaking openly and plainly to him. It will be a sort of intellectual rocky the speaker was the writer peter morgan, and the time was january 2004.
David frost interviews richard nixon, may 4, 1977 politico. The following is a transcript prepared by david frost of the televised portions of his interview of former president richard m. Transcript of david frosts interview with richard nixon teaching. Unlike jefferson, nixon argues that the constitution itself allows the president to break the law. The wave of dissent in america, occasionally violent, which followed the incursion into cambodia by us and vietnamese forces in 1970, prompted president nixon to demand better intelligence about the people who were opposing him on the domestic front. And now the conversations are being retold on the big screen in frost nixon. This oral history interview was conducted by timothy naftali, paul musgrave, and john powers, on january 9, 2007, in yorba linda, calif. Transcript of frosts television interview the new york times. David frosts nixon interv iew helped end age of deference, says lord birt this article is more than 6 years old former producer describes process leading up to expresidents apology and.944 1026 764 62 14 300 660 142 847 860 1440 362 663 182 915 1324 92 104 738 1423 406 118 632 89 1021 1339 856 1124 694 313 752 1318 293 483