Ed Driscoll

Six Degrees of David Frost

Or, how David Frost inadvertently created modern cable television:

The Nixon interviews provided Frost a lasting place in the British cultural mainstream, which he used over the last three and a half decades to question some of the most important politicians, businesspeople and celebrities in the world. His shows on TV-am, ITV, the BBC and later Al Jazeera English put him face to face with controversial world leaders, while his annual summer party made him one of Britain’s foremost arbiters of high culture. Frost returned to full-time American television work just once during these years, with a disastrously brief stint hosting “Inside Edition” in 1989 that led to his firing and replacement by a young anchor named Bill O’Reilly.

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