Exclusive: FilmRise Will Make David Frost's Richard Nixon Interviews Available Digitally For The First Time

Exclusive: FilmRise Will Make David Frost's Richard Nixon Interviews Available Digitally For The First Time
The 12 extensive interviews that President Richard Nixon did with journalist David Frost will be released digitally for the first time in the U.S. courtesy of FilmRise, who've picked up the exclusive U.S. digital and DVD rights. The interviews, which equal nearly 29 hours of footage, were conducted over four weeks, beginning March 23, 1977, and were edited into four 90-minute programs that were broadcast in May. Nixon had resigned in 1974 and retreated from public life until Frost proposed the interviews, for which Nixon was paid. Nixon's admissions in the interviews led to widespread public belief that he had indeed obstructed justice, something he continued to deny until his death -- his successor, President Gerald Ford, had pardoned him. The interviews were the basis of Peter Morgan's play "Frost/Nixon," which was adapted into the 2008 film directed by Ron Howard starring Michael Sheen as Frost and Frank Langella as Nixon. "We
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