Legendary Broadcaster David Frost Dead at 74

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david frost deadFamed broadcaster David Frost, a penetrating interviewer whose televised grilling of former president Richard Nixon became the stuff of legend, has died. He was 74.

Frost died of an apparent heart attack Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth, where he was scheduled to deliver a speech .

During his 50-year television career, Frost hosted several news programs (both serious and satirical), as well as the occasional game show. But he’ll be best remembered for his series of sit-downs with a post-Watergate Nixon in 1977, a riveting tête-à-tête that spawned a Tony-winning 2006 play and an Oscar-nominated 2008 film.

Frost most recently hosted Frost Over The World for Al Jazeera.



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Comments (4)

  • They made a movie about that infamous interview with Michael Sheen playing Frost and Frank Langella as President Nixon.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – September 1, 2013 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So, then he didn’t deliver the speech? Your sentence indicates he did.

    Comment by Lynnette – September 1, 2013 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Sheduled” is the key word.

      Comment by Bouncy Castle, UK – September 3, 2013 05:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Surprised he was only 74. Too young to die. RIP Mr. Frost.

    Comment by Mel – September 1, 2013 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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