Zelnick on Frost/Nixon

With the film "Frost/Nixon" coming to a theater near you, it's worth taking a look at this BU Today interview with BU journalism professor Bob Zelnick, who had a big role in the original Frost/Nixon standoff. A sampling:

Nixon was a tough adversary. The interviews show how tough a core Nixon had and how strategic his every move was. Nixon thought one step, two steps, three steps ahead. He had an objective firmly in mind. He was his own best lawyer. At the same time, he had this dark streak and he was his own worst enemy. Everything that people noticed about him that was good — his strategic thinking, his patriotism, his analytical abilities, his recognition of the character traits of others — all of that deserted him in the moment when it counted the most.

And there's lots more good stuff therein--including a hint that the Frost/Nixon interview prep helped change Zelnick's own politics. Take a look.

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