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Britain / Tabloid Hacking Scandal #997900

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 17, 2011
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(London: Stephanie Gosk) The continuing casualties in the phone hacking scandal in Britain with the arrest of former "News of the World" editor Rebekah Brooks and the resignation of Scotland Yard chief of police Sir Paul Stephenson† due to ties to the tabloid reviewed; details given about the rise of Brooks as editor, the hacking of the phone of murder victim Milly Dowler in 2002, the charismatic editor Rupert Murdoch, who has met with Prime Minister David Cameron. [STEPHENSON - comments on the case.] [BBC News analyst Neil SHAWN‡- talks about Brooks.] [Labour Party leader Ed MILIBAND†- says politics must come clean about these relationships.] A second newspaper apology quoted.

(Studio: Lester Holt; New York: David Faker) Murdoch's efforts at damage control while the scandal has not yet crested and the question of how much will come over to the Us with the focus on James Murdoch, who runs news International, the threat of tarnish to US branches of the Murdoch empire with a possible FBI investigation discussed.

Holt, Lester;
Gosk, Stephanie;
Faker, David

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