BBC News Head Steps Aside

    BBC employees arrive for work at the organisation's New Broadcasting House in central London, on November 12, 2012. The BBC's director of news, Helen Boaden, and her deputy, Stephen Mitchell, have stepped aside amid the crisis over late television star Jimmy Savile and a report wrongly accusing a politician of child abuse, the BBC said Monday. The announcement follows the resignation on Saturday of BBC director-general George Entwistle over another Newsnight report last week that wrongly implicated a senior political figure in abuse at a Welsh children's home in the 1970s.  AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER        (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The BBC’s director of news, Helen Broaden, and her deputy have “stepped aside” amid a child-abuse scandal that has rattled the network from the ground floor up. George Entwistle, the director-general of the BBC, resigned Saturday after it was revealed that the network mishandled a series of programs regarding child sex abuse. The controversy began in October and surrounded a program about deceased BBC star Sir Jimmy Savile. The network said in a statement that it planned to “address the lack of clarity around the editorial chain of command” as Broaden handed off her responsibilities.

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