Veteran interviewer Sir David Frost is back on Al Jazeera English later this month with another series of intimate hour-long interviews.
Frost in 2012 went back to his roots of “Nixon-style” interviews of depth with leading personalities, after years of shorter studio-based conversations.
This season of the Frost Interview will contain some unique moments such as with the second man on the moon Buzz Aldrin. Frost will go through exclusive footage of Aldrin as a fighter pilot in Korea, reflect on his battle with depression and alcohol, and elicit his views on traveling to Mars.
Each one-hour episode is devoted to a single world-leading personality in the arts, science, politics or business, opening up his or her life to Sir David.
The season will also see Frost sit down with: chess legend Garry Kasparov; F1 star Lewis Hamilton; conductor Daniel Barenboim; internet browser inventor Marc Andreessen; Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina; author Isabel Allende; and Hollywood actor Gael Garcia Bernal.
The previous season of The Frost Interview contained highlights such as Paul McCartney revealing for the first time that he did not blame Yoko Ono for the break-up of the Beatles, Archbishop Desmond Tutu talking about his “anger with God” during apartheid, and Bollywood icon Aishwarya Rai slamming press criticism of her post-pregnancy weight gain.
Frost has been with Al Jazeera English since its launch in 2006, interviewing a host of politicians and celebrities including Tony Blair, George HW Bush, Tayyip Erdogan, George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Amitabh Bachchan, Shane Warne, Roger Federer and Martina Navratilova.
The Frost Interview begins 26th July 2013 and will air at the following times on Al Jazeera English:
Full lineup for the series
26 Jul Buzz Aldrin
2 Aug Daniel Barenboim
9 Aug Isabel Allende
16 Aug Lewis Hamilton
23 Aug Garry Kasparov
30 Aug Marc Andreessen
6 Sep Sheikh Hasina
13 Sep Gael Garcia Bernal