Thursday October 22, 2020

First Person: David Frankel

David Frankel: writer and director, 53, New York City.

15th September, 2012
'Life is hard for most of us, and if you can laugh as often as you can, it makes it more bearable'. Photo: Getty

My dad was the White House correspondent under both LBJ and Nixon. We went to the White House for Christmas parties.

Meeting Nixon was big. You walked into the White House, and Dick and Pat were greeting everyone in a receiving line; he shook your hand and said 'Merry Christmas, young man'.

It wasn't that I was a big fan, but he was still the president.

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