British broadcaster David Frost died on Saturday night at the age of 74. According to a family statement given to the BBC, Frost was aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was scheduled to give a speech. He had been working for Al Jazeera English, where he conducted interviews with high-profile guests, including President George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and Tony Blair (who agreed on air that the Iraq War as of 2006 was “been pretty much of a disaster.”) But Frost will always be best known for the nearly 29 hours of interviews he did with Richard Nixon in 1977, three years after the former president resigned over the Watergate scandal.
The penetrating and sometimes uncomfortable exchanges were edited into four 90-minute programs (the first of which was watched by 45 million people), and later inspired the Tony-nominated play Frost/Nixon and the 2008 Oscar-nominated movie of the same name. Here is one of the actual interview’s most famous parts: