Rupert Murdoch’s Scandal

Monday, March 26, 2012

Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman tells the story of the battle over the future of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch’s reputation and his family’s fortunes, following allegations of invasion of privacy and journalistic impropriety by employees at Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World, a scandal that has prompted criminal investigations on both sides of the Atlantic. Frontline’s report “Murdoch’s Scandal” airs on PBS March 27, at 10 pm.


Lowell Bergman

Comments [5]

Dan M from Duluth MN

@Kas S in Brooklyn:
According to Mr. Bergman, "arrest" in the UK amounts to "brought in for questioning". The booking on charges is a whole other matter that may occur at some time in the future.

Mar. 27 2012 02:17 AM
Mark M from Ocean Grove

I am amazed at how little the public seems to be concerned about all of this. But perhaps I shouldn't be - I suppose Murdoch has the airwaves controlled just as much here in the U.S. as in the UK and Australia.

I have held for a long time that he is the most powerful man in the world -and his agenda is most troubling.

Mar. 26 2012 12:44 PM
Jera from UES

Can he speak to Murdoch-related hacking in the USA?

Mar. 26 2012 12:37 PM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Murdoch, like Berlusconi - knows that, by controlling the media, he can help dictate a democracy's public policy and by extention - its politicians; something, he has done brilliantly in the UK and US for decades.

Mar. 26 2012 12:24 PM
Kas S from Brooklyn

I was in London last summer, and followed events with great interest. My question is, does "arrest" mean the same thing in the UK as in the US? My impression is that being arrested there seems to be more like being brought in for questioning rather than the beginning of being booked on charges. Thanks.

Mar. 26 2012 12:22 PM

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