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Britain / Tabloid Hacking Scandal / Murdoch #997982

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The hearings in Britain as 80-year-old media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, answered questions from Parliamentary politicians about the tabloid phone hacking scandal featured; scenes shown from the hearings, including a man with a foam pie heading for Murdoch; details given about the hacking of the phone of a murdered teenager. [The MURDOCHS - says "sorry."] [R. MURDOCH - responds to questions; comments on the Milly Dowler case; states people in the company let us down.] [J. MURDOCH - offers to answer.] The Murdochs' plea of ignorance noted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The question of whether Murdoch can maintain control of his media empire introduced.

(London: Anthony Mason) The influence of Murdoch in politics examined; details given about his empire building in Australia, Britain and the US. [At hearings, Parliament member Damian COLLINS†- questions Murdoch.] [London School of Economics Charlie BECKETT††- says Murdoch has been damaged by this: why did he not know.] [R. MURDOCH - talks about his company and making mistakes.] ["Vanity Fair"'s Sarah ELLIS5- assesses Murdoch as a powerful entity.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The testimony today by former "News of the World" editor Rebekah Brooks noted.

Schieffer, Bob;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Mason, Anthony

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