BU Professor Recounts Historic Frost/Nixon Chats

Three years after he resigned in 1974, disgraced Richard Nixon captivated America in candid interviews with talk show host David Frost. The two talked about Nixon's time in office and the conspiracy to cover up the Watergate break-in. Forty-five million viewers tuned in to the television interviews.

Robert Zelnick was Frost's executive editor at the time, and afterward he went on to work for ABC News for 21 years. He's now a Boston University journalism professor.

Zelnick joins WBUR's Bob Oakes to talk about the historic Frost-Nixon interviews.

This program aired on December 11, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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