Ron Howard: Jon Stewart should do Bush exit interview
Director Ron Howard has a new movie about to open, Frost/Nixon, which dramatizes a series of interviews of the former president conducted in 1977 by David Frost.
Howard described the interviews to The Daily Show's Jon Stewart on Thursday, saying, "It was combat. With these two guys -- with those intellects, those egos ... I think it's fair to say it was a life and death struggle."
"Did Nixon think he lost?" Stewart asked.
"I think Nixon felt that he gave away more than he wanted to give away," Howard replied. "He wasn't that good an actor -- I think that was his problem with television. You knew what he was thinking."
"Imagine anybody getting to sit down for 14 hours with uh, George, uh -- ahh, the name escapes me," suggested Stewart, implying that he has already managed to forget President Bush.
"That would be the next thing," Stewart added, more seriously. "I'd pay to see that."
"I'd be nominating you as the guy," Howard replied as the audience cheered.
This video is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, broadcast Dec. 4, 2008.
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