14/11/2012 10:33 GMT | Updated 13/01/2013 05:12 GMT

BBC Scandal Exposes Cover-Up of Host Jimmy Savile's Paedophilia, Fuelling Public Broadcaster's Foes

A major media scandal has toppled the head of the BBC over the network's handling of two reports on sex abuse, wrongly implicating a politician in one, and killing a report on its own popular BBC host, the late Jimmy Savile. One year after his death, Savile is been accused of abusing potentially hundreds of victims while the BBC stayed silent.

Democracy Now! interviews three people who are following the scandal closely: Lark Turner, who has been researching and writing about the BBC scandal involving Jimmy Savile for The New York Times; Tim Gopsill, a longtime British reporter who warns that much of the criticism directed at the BBC's handling of this scandal comes from conservative media outlets in the UK who want to see the network dismantled and defunded; and Donald Findlater, a sexual abuse spokesperson for the Lucy Faithfull Foundation and director of Stop it Now! UK.

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