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September 2, 2013 | Steve Chawkins
David Frost badgered statesmen and made small talk with stars, but one exchange towered over all the others in his 50-year career. "You've explained how you have got caught up in this thing," he told Richard Nixon in his famous 1977 TV interviews with the disgraced former president. "You've explained your motives: I don't want to quibble about any of that. But just coming to the substance: Would you go further than 'mistakes' -- the word that seems not enough for people?" Nixon -- three years after stepping down from office in the wake of Watergate -- astonished the unflappably British Frost by appearing to acknowledge that "mistakes" may have been too mild a term.
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March 13, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
Just after telling reporters that Patrick Reed already has "street cred," Tom Watson showed his with his message to the U.S. Ryder Cup team that he will captain. "We have something to prove," Watson said about the U.S. team's recent losses in the Ryder Cup, including squandering a big lead in singles play on the final day to Europe two years ago. "If that's the only thing I have to say to the team, I'll say, 'Remember 2012. Remember 2012. What are you going to do about it?' " Watson was at Newport Beach Country Club, site of the 20th Toshiba Classic, which begins Friday.
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September 1, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Television Critic
David Frost, the British interviewer and television personality who died suddenly Saturday on board the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth at the age of 74, had no real American equivalent -- he was something of a cross between Barbara Walters and Dick Cavett, perhaps, with a bit of Charlie Rose or Dick Clark thrown in. Properly speaking, of course -- for a couple of decades, anyway, back in the 1960s and '70s -- he was his American equivalent, a well-known media...
SPORTS
October 13, 2013 | Wire reports
Jimmy Walker finally won on the PGA Tour in his eighth year and 188th tournament, and with a little help from Brooks Koepka . Tied for the lead with four holes to play Sunday, Walker rolled in a six-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to take the lead for good in the Frys.com Open at San Martin, Calif. Three closing pars for a five-under-par 66 turned out to be more than enough for the 34-year-old Texan to take home a trophy and plenty of perks. Walker is going to the Masters for the first time, and he also cracked the top 50 for the first time in his career.
SPORTS
March 15, 2013 | By Steve Virgen
David Frost has had a hot start on the Champions Tour this year with three top-10 finishes in as many events, but a win has eluded him. He was able to stay loose despite cold temperatures at Newport Beach Country Club to finish as the first-round leader, carding an eight-under-par 63 Friday at the Toshiba Classic. Fred Couples is one shot behind and Jim Gallagher Jr. is at 66 heading into the second of three rounds. Frost's bogey-free round featured eight birdies, including five on the back nine.
SPORTS
March 17, 2013 | By Steve Virgen
The par-three, 185-yard 17th is known as the signature hole at Newport Beach Country Club. It also became David Frost's as he sank a sensational 50-foot putt on his way to victory Sunday. The birdie was the highlight of his wire-to-wire win at the 19th Toshiba Classic. Frost shot a 65 to tie the tournament record at 19-under-par 194 and hold off Fred Couples, who trailed by one shot entering the final round but finished five shots behind. Peter Senior and Jay Haas, who shot 194 in 2007, finished tied for third place, eight shots behind Frost.
WORLD
October 9, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Veteran British broadcaster David Frost will go on-air next spring with Al Jazeera International, the English-language channel of the popular Arab satellite broadcaster, the network announced. Frost, who broadcast his final "Breakfast with Frost" program for British Broadcasting Corp. in May, would be among the "key on-air talent" on the 24-hour news and current affairs channel, Al Jazeera said in a statement. It quoted Frost as saying he was excited about his new job.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 1992 | ROBERT EPSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David Frost has built an international conglomerate by asking questions of famous people, maintaining a staff of 10 in Los Angeles and another 10 in London, along with a rich Rolodex of researchers everywhere. In London, his weekly TV interview show is "Frost on Sunday." In America, it's "Talking With David Frost"--the first Friday of the month on PBS. Then there are his specials, such as the vice presidential candidates last month, the presidential guys next week on PBS.
NEWS
November 5, 2008 | Michael Ordona, Ordona is a freelance writer.
It might surprise those who know Michael Sheen from his portrayals of Tony Blair in the Peter Morgan-scripted "The Deal" and "The Queen" to see the 39-year-old actor looking downright rugged in his suit, long hair and scruffy beard.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2008 | John Horn, Horn is a Times staff writer.
They eyed each other like boxers at a weigh-in. Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) peeked through the curtains of the Western White House to size up his interviewer. David Frost (Michael Sheen) walked up to Nixon, cautiously appraising the former president before they battled in their landmark televised interviews. Ron Howard may already have made a big fisticuffs film -- 2005's "Cinderella Man" -- but the boxing metaphors abound in Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | Steve Chawkins
David Frost badgered statesmen and made small talk with stars, but one exchange towered over all the others in his 50-year career. "You've explained how you have got caught up in this thing," he told Richard Nixon in his famous 1977 TV interviews with the disgraced former president. "You've explained your motives: I don't want to quibble about any of that. But just coming to the substance: Would you go further than 'mistakes' -- the word that seems not enough for people?" Nixon -- three years after stepping down from office in the wake of Watergate -- astonished the unflappably British Frost by appearing to acknowledge that "mistakes" may have been too mild a term.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Television Critic
David Frost, the British interviewer and television personality who died suddenly Saturday on board the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth at the age of 74, had no real American equivalent -- he was something of a cross between Barbara Walters and Dick Cavett, perhaps, with a bit of Charlie Rose or Dick Clark thrown in. Properly speaking, of course -- for a couple of decades, anyway, back in the 1960s and '70s -- he was his American equivalent, a well-known media...
SPORTS
June 8, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Rookie Shawn Stefani overcame a quadruple bogey and shot a four-under 66 on Saturday to take the third-round lead in the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn. The 31-year-old Texan blew a two-stroke lead with the quadruple bogey on No. 11, but rebounded with four birdies over his final five holes to move back atop the leaderboard. He had eight birdies to go with that quadruple bogey to reach 12-under 198 at TPC Southwind. Harris English was a stroke back after a 69, finishing out of the lead for the first time this week.
SPORTS
March 17, 2013 | Steve Virgen
If the second round is any indication of what to expect from David Frost and Fred Couples on Sunday, then the final round of the Toshiba Classic should be one to watch. Or as Frost said, "it will be a fun day. " Frost sank a 15-foot eagle putt on No. 18 Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Couples, who has a strong backing from fans at Newport Beach Country Club. "It was a day when Freddie and I battled it out," said Frost, a 10-time PGA Tour winner who has had six consecutive top-10 finishes on the Champions Tour.
SPORTS
March 17, 2013 | By Steve Virgen
The par-three, 185-yard 17th is known as the signature hole at Newport Beach Country Club. It also became David Frost's as he sank a sensational 50-foot putt on his way to victory Sunday. The birdie was the highlight of his wire-to-wire win at the 19th Toshiba Classic. Frost shot a 65 to tie the tournament record at 19-under-par 194 and hold off Fred Couples, who trailed by one shot entering the final round but finished five shots behind. Peter Senior and Jay Haas, who shot 194 in 2007, finished tied for third place, eight shots behind Frost.
SPORTS
March 15, 2013 | By Steve Virgen
David Frost has had a hot start on the Champions Tour this year with three top-10 finishes in as many events, but a win has eluded him. He was able to stay loose despite cold temperatures at Newport Beach Country Club to finish as the first-round leader, carding an eight-under-par 63 Friday at the Toshiba Classic. Fred Couples is one shot behind and Jim Gallagher Jr. is at 66 heading into the second of three rounds. Frost's bogey-free round featured eight birdies, including five on the back nine.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Talk Time: David Frost has been wanting to sit Robin Williams down for a TV interview and now he has found the time and the place. Williams will be in New York on May 17 to receive an honorary degree from the Juilliard School of Music. Frost will talk to him then for the May 29 " . . . Talking With David Frost" on PBS.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Paul McCartney tells interviewer David Frost in a program set to air in November that Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles, reinforcing the position that John Lennon often took in the years before his death in 1980. “She certainly didn't break the group up, the group was breaking up,” McCartney told Frost in an interview coinciding roughly with the Beatles' 50th anniversary this year. (Ringo Starr joined the band in August 1962, which cemented the lineup that would soon be the focus of the pop music world, and in October 1962 the Fab Four released its first single, “Love Me Do.”)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Paul McCartney tells interviewer David Frost in a program set to air in November that Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles, reinforcing the position that John Lennon often took in the years before his death in 1980. “She certainly didn't break the group up, the group was breaking up,” McCartney told Frost in an interview coinciding roughly with the Beatles' 50th anniversary this year. (Ringo Starr joined the band in August 1962, which cemented the lineup that would soon be the focus of the pop music world, and in October 1962 the Fab Four released its first single, “Love Me Do.”)
NEWS
January 7, 2009 | Elizabeth Snead, Snead writes the Dish Rag blog at TheEnvelope.com.
Times change. But classic menswear hasn't really changed that much in the last 30 years. Daniel Orlandi, costume designer for "Frost/Nixon," starring Michael Sheen as British TV personality David Frost and Frank Langella as former President Richard Nixon, was surprised to find that most of the clothing worn by these men in 1977 is still being manufactured, sold and worn today. While "Frost/Nixon" is set in the late '70s, it doesn't have that tacky, trendy look we think of from that decade.
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