New BBC boss apologises for Jimmy Savile on his first day in the job, Royal Commission begins – Australia
April 3, 2013 Comments Off on New BBC boss apologises for Jimmy Savile on his first day in the job, Royal Commission begins – Australia
New BBC boss apologises for Jimmy Savile on his first day in the job
By COLIN ROBERTSON, TV Editor 4/2/13
NEW BBC director general Tony Hall yesterday admitted the BBC dropped the ball over the Jimmy Savile scandal….
Speaking on his first day in the job, Lord Hall, 62, said: “I feel very sorry for the organisation but also for those who were victims of Jimmy Savile.
“Today is about creating a sense of what the BBC wants to be going forward, absolutely learning those lessons, not forgetting that history.”….
He replaces George Entwistle, who quit after 54 days when he failed to get a grip on the Savile row.
Royal Commission begins 3 April, 2013
For victims of institutional abuse it was a long time coming, but the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has finally arrived, with the first hearing to be held this morning.
The first public sitting of the Commission can be seen via webstream at the Royal Commission’s website from 10am.
Today’s sitting won’t hear any evidence but is expected to explain the work of the Royal Commission so far, and provide more details of future hearings with all six commissioners present.
The Catholic Church will be among the groups investigated by the Royal Commission….