Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews The crux of British TV host David Frost's historic interview with Richard Nixon — which inspired a hit play and Ron Howard's upcoming film —… Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews The crux of British TV host David Frost's historic interview with Richard Nixon — which inspired a hit play and Ron Howard's upcoming film —…
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Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews (2008)

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EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Dec 02, 2008; DVD Release Date: Dec 02, 2008; With: David Frost and Richard Nixon

The crux of British TV host David Frost's historic interview with Richard Nixon — which inspired a hit play and Ron Howard's upcoming film — was 
devoted to Watergate, though it accounted for only 2 of Frost's 12 taped sessions. (Highlights of the remaining footage are due next year.) The sight of the disgraced ex-president close to tears is riveting, but the rest of the exchange can be a slog for those not well versed in the scandal and its players. Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews offers 23 new minutes of self-congratulatory recollections on Frost's 
journalistic coup, but one yearns for a Pop-Up 
Video version to fill in more of the non-Frost history. B–

Originally posted Nov 26, 2008 Published in issue #1024 Dec 05, 2008 Order article reprints