Whether you liked David Frost or not, he was a tough and fair interviewer, who allowed the interviewee an opportunity to make his case, but held the person’s feet to the fire when he felt the guest was dissembling. The Nixon interview was a prime example of this.
Certainly, accolades and tributes from many people, more famous than I, will be reported and discussed over the next days and weeks about David Frost. But I want to say that in spite of his reputation as a jet-setting celebrity, I believe he never forgot that his guest was the subject of his interview, not himself. This trait is sorely missing in today’s media.
So, good-bye, David. The likes of you will never be seen again.