David Frost's 6 most memorable interviewsLoading
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    MUHAMMAD ALI, 1974
    Frost interviewed the legendary heavyweight boxer, then 32, inside a boxing ring, ahead of his landmark fight with George Foreman, when most people wrongly thought Ali would lose. But Ali was animated and brimming with confidence in the interview.
    Ali: "I think it is befitting that I go out of boxing just like I came in, defeating a big, bad monster that nobody could destroy... Listen David, when I meet this man, if you think the world was surprised when Nixon resigned, wait till I whip Foreman's behind."
    The boxer continued, partly talking directly to the camera, then standing up to caricature Foreman: "Listen, George Foreman, people are afraid of George Foreman. They talk about how hard he hits. The world has been deceived. You listen to me. You listen to me now, I never told you wrong. The man don't hit hard."
    MONTY BRINTON | AP
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    MARGARET THATCHER, 1985
    In 1985 Frost grilled the prime minister about the sinking of the Argentine ship Belgrano by a British submarine that killed 323 sailors during the Falklands conflict.
    As Frost pressed on with questions about what had happened, a visibly ruffled Thatcher sternly defended her decision to attack the ship. After being confronted with a barrage of questions, Thatcher finally said in frustration: "Do you think, Mr. Frost, that I spend my days prowling round the pigeon holes of the Ministry of Defense to look at the chart of each and every ship? If you do you must be bonkers."
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    TONY BLAIR, 2002
    Frost seemed to catch the British prime minister off-guard when he asked an unexpected question about his relationship with President George W. Bush in an interview.
    Frost: "Do you pray together?"
    Blair: "Pray together? How do you mean?"
    Frost: "Do you say prayers together for peace, you and the president."
    Blair: "Well we don't say prayers together, no, but I'm sure he in his way hopes for peace. I hope for peace too.
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