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In his memoirs he recorded that he secured the acquittal of a lorry-driver accused of indecent exposure by persuading the magistrates that the man had been "shaking the drops from his person" after urinating and by getting the man's young wife to testify wearing a tight sweater that Robin Day and her husband enjoyed a healthy love life. In the 1980s Day had a coronary bypass and he suffered from breathing problems that were often evident when he was on the air. Politics
In the 1959 General Election he stood as a Liberal Party candidate for Hereford but failed to win.
He transformed the television interview changed the relationship between politicians and television and strove to assert balance and rationality into the medium's treatment of current affairs". His obituary in The Guardian by Dick Taverne stated that "he was the most outstanding television journalist of his generation.