Sunday, September 1, 2013


Veteran British journalist, satirist and broadcaster David Frost passed away on Saturday at the age of 74.

As part of a career that spanned over half a century, Frost conduced hundreds of interviews of heads of government, famous celebrities and other public figures. Among the Latin American notables who he talked to in his televised interviews were Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal and former Peruvian leader Alejandro Toledo.

In the following video, Frost interviews Chilean author Isabel Allende who he refers to as an “alchemist who turns adversaries into allies and tragedies into treasure.”  Allende described her literary works as “embroidering a tapestry”, gave her views on feminism and reflected on the personal tragedies that shaped her life including the 1973 coup that ousted her cousin, Salvador Allende, from the Chilean presidency and the death of her daughter, Paula, in 1992.

Latin america also served as the settings for some of Frost’s most famous discussions including a 1980 interview of the exiled Shah of Iran from Panama and a heated 1985 debate with then-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher over the controversial sinking of the Argentine cruiser, General Belgrano, during the Falklands War.

Video Source– YouTube via users Alejandro Toledo, Vadim Antonenko, WochitBusiness, nomullas, HotLatestNews and Doctor Zerkalo's Monitor Zone

Online Sources – BBC News

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