Frost/Nixon Misses the Mark for Whittier Alumnus

Monday, February 2, 2009

The film Frost/Nixon, a dramatization of the taping of interviews by British TV host David Frost with former President Richard Nixon '34, has received critical acclaim and been nominated for five Academy Awards, including best picture. But for alumnus Geoff Shepard '66, author of The Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside the Real Watergate Conspiracy, the film is the latest in a long series of ad hominem attacks on the 37th President of the United States. Shepard was an attorney on Nixon's White House staff for five years, and helped in his Watergate defense.