Parliament to Question BBC Chief

The BBC director-general will face questioning by Parliament on Tuesday for his handling of an alleged sex scandal involving the late Jimmy Savile, who has been accused of abusing hundreds of underage girls. George Entwistle will face questions by Parliament’s Culture, Media, and Sport committee—the same committee that has been investigating the hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. On Monday, Newsnight editor Peter Rippon resigned amid questions of a piece about the Savile sex scandal that Rippon allegedly pulled. A BBC Panorama program aired Monday night addressed why the Newsnight documentary was dropped, although questions still remain about why the broadcaster did not address the allegations against Savile.