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Britain / Tabloid Hacking Scandal #1002874

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The scandal in Britain involving Rupert Murdoch’s media empire introduced.

(London: Stephanie Gosk) The questioning of Murdoch and his son James by members of Parliament reviewed; scenes shown of Rupert's wife Wendi Deng†† Murdoch swinging at comedian Jonnie Marbles†† as he was about to launch a pie and both Murdochs denying knowledge of the phone hacking by “News of the World.”. [R. MURDOCH - says it is the most humble day of his life.] [J. MURDOCH – apologizes to victims of illegal voice mail interceptions; defends executives Les Hinton and Rebekah Brooks†.] The later questioning of Brooks noted. [BROOKS – says she has never paid a policeman.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live in-studio interview held with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin† about the scandal. [SORKIN – states it could only spill over to the US if the company hacked the phones of 9/11 victims; comments on skepticism about R. Murdoch’s claim he is uninvolved with the business.]

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Rupert's wife Wendi profiled. [“Vanity Fair” Sarah ELLISON†- comments on Wendi’s attack on the aggressor and on her controversial first marriage.] [W. MURDOCH – comments on their children.] [MSNBC political analyst Richard WOLFFE†- comments on her climb from being a factory owner’s daughter in China.]

Williams, Brian;
Gosk, Stephanie;
Mitchell, Andrea

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