John Humphrys (pictured) has spoken for the first time about his infamous Today programme interview with former BBC Director General George Entwistle.
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U.K. media had a field day Friday with statements from the likes of former director generals Mark Thompson and George Entwistle, about a dropped report that put the BBC in crisis mode.
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New dawns at the BBC come along often these days. No sooner has a space been carved out for a portrait of George Entwistle, the corporation’s shortest lived pope, than his successor Lord Hall is swept by a tide of unfortunate events into the post.
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The BBC’s new Director-General, Tony Hall, as with his short-lived predecessor, George Entwistle, isn’t being allowed a honeymoon. He has become embroiled in two controversies within two weeks of arriving at the Corporation.
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Details of a lunch at which George Entwistle, when he was Director-General of the BBC, learnt that Jimmy Savile was...
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Presenter signs nine-month extension to Radio 4 Today contract and will also front BBC1's Mastermind for another three yearsJohn Humphrys, the presenter of Radio 4's Today programme, has said he has no intention of stepping down after signing a nine-month extension to his contract, which expires at the end of the year.Humphrys, who has been a presenter on Radio 4's flagship...
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As it tried to manage the Jimmy Savile crisis, the BBC’s senior management styled itself in terms of the Cabinet Office Briefing Room (COBR) at a moment of national peril. The Director General George Entwistle appointed himself Gold Commander, with deputies given the rank of silver and bronze. He even selected an “incident commander”.
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John Humphrys wins the "radio journalism of the year" prize for, inter alia, his masterly dismemberment of George Entwistle on the morning before poor George and his director generalship disappeared into the long night of trust disavowal. Admirable, eh? No BBC mandarin too mighty to escape a Humphing good towsing. You don't get much more independent and award-worthy than...
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Tony Hall, the new BBC director-general, has proposed capping severance payments at £150,000 following the furore over the £450,000 paid to his predecessor George Entwistle.
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Today programme presenter John Humphrys wins a Sony radio award for his grilling of former BBC director-general George Entwistle over the Jimmy Savile scandal.
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