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The Leonard Lopate Show

Murdoch's World

Monday, December 09, 2013

David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPR News, explains how Rupert Murdoch, the man behind Britain’s tabloids, who reinvigorated Roger Ailes by backing his vision for Fox News has survived the phone hacking scandals. In Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires looks at how he build his media empire, what his involvement could have been in the bribery and phone hacking scandals, his company’s culture, and the trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Murdoch's World

Friday, November 01, 2013

As the trial of News International CEO Rebekah Brooks gets underway over her role in the phone hacking scandal, David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent and author of Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires (PublicAffairs, 2013), talks about the scandal's impact on the media empire.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New Arrests in UK Phone Hacking Scandal

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Six more journalist who previously worked for The News of the World have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal phone hacking. Rob Budden chief media correspondent for the Financial Times discusses the case.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: The News Corp. Phone Hacking Scandal

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Vanity Fair contributor Sarah Ellison looks at the ongoing fallout from the News Corp. phone hacking scandal and the toll it has taken on Rupert Mudrdoch’s media empire.

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WNYC News

Daily News EIC in Hot Seat Over UK Hacking Probe

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A blistering report from the British Parliament on phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is rocking the world of New York media.

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The Takeaway

Rupert and James Murdoch to Testify at British Inquiry

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The father and son at the head of one of the world's most powerful media empires have a couple of rough days ahead of them. Both will give evidence at the British inquiry into media ethics. Under scrutiny are the illegal phone hacking by journalists at one of their newspapers and their links with members of the British establishment. Rob Watson from our partner the BBC has been watching proceedings in London.

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WNYC News

Murdoch to be Quizzed on His UK Political Sway

Sunday, April 22, 2012

He was long considered one of the most important power brokers in British politics. Now, with his influence shriveled by Britain's phone hacking scandal, media mogul Rupert Murdoch is returning to the U.K. to face questions about his ties to the country's most senior politicians.

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The Takeaway

Hacking Scandal Arrives in U.S.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Over 4,000 people have been identified as possible victims of phone hacking since the News of the World scandal first made headlines. The parent company News International has paid out millions in compensation settlements. Now the storm is coming to American shores.

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The Takeaway

Phone Hacking Victims Testify in London

Monday, November 21, 2011

Individuals who had their phones hacked by as part of the News International scandal — from famous actors to violent crime victims' families — are set to testify against the ethics and behavior of Britain's tabloid press Monday. In its third day, the Leveson inquiry could bring about sweeping governmental reforms in the U.K., including a "register of journalists" that would be maintained by the government.

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It's A Free Country ®

London is Burning, but Austerity Measures Aren't to Blame

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

In a month of street riots, budget cuts and sovereign debt crises in London, it’s hard to resist comparisons to Greece – and indeed, if you read much of the coverage in the U.S. media it would seem that London is in the grips of a raging anti-austerity protest. But while the closure of youth programs may leave more troubled teenagers idling in town centers, it doesn’t make them anti-austerity protesters.

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WQXR Blog

British Politician Recalls Violinist Kennedy's Wild Times

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Conservative Member of Parliament has admitted to taking drugs with violinist Nigel Kennedy and dancing with him at a nightclub in the latest twist in the British phone-hacking scandal.

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Studio 360

Rupert Murdoch: The Political Thriller

Friday, July 22, 2011

The News of the World phone hacking scandal is rocking the UK to its core and riveting Americans. It's a tale of vast illegal snooping, cover-ups, political liaisons, a mysterious death. The cliché is, ‘You can’t make this stuff up’ — but lots of ...

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The Takeaway

After The Takeaway: John Hockenberry Questions the Implications of the News Corp. Scandal

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

After today’s show, The Takeaway’s co-host John Hockenberry reacts to the larger implications of the News Corp. phone hacking scandal. In this video, Hockenberry speaks to the question of government control of the press, and what Rupert Murdoch’s legacy may mean for the future of American journalism. He acknowledges that watching the “Shakespearian” fall of Murdoch and his empire has been entertaining, but urges us not to overlook the severity of the larger situation, suggesting that this story might prove to be bad news for reporters around the globe. 

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WNYC News

Fearing a Heavy Hand, Outer-Borough Papers Find Murdoch Has Light Touch

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The phone hacking and bribery scandal at Britain's News of the World newspaper is not the first time concerns have been raised about Murdoch and media manipulation.

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WNYC News

A Familiar Face: Why Ex-Schools Chancellor Joel Klein Is Murdoch's Fixer

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein sat behind Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, as the media mogul and his protege were being grilled by parliament Tuesday.

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WNYC News

Murdoch May Face Legal Challenges in U.S. Over Hacking Scandal

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rupert Murdoch's publicly traded News Corp. may face multiple legal challenges in the U.S. amid the phone-hacking scandal that has rattled the media mogul's empire, according to legal experts.

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WNYC News

Denying Blame, Rupert Murdoch Testifies in Phone Hacking Case, Is Attacked

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rupert Murdoch, his son James and former top aide Rebekah Brooks testified before parliament Tuesday during a dramatic hearing in which the media mogul told lawmakers he was not responsible for the phone hacking scandal that has dogged his empire.

VIDEO: Foam-Wielding Protester Charges Murdoch
TRANSCRIPT: Rupert Murdoch's Mea Culpa: I'm Humbled And I'm Sorry

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WNYC News

News Corp. Shares Tumble as Phone Hacking Scandal Fallout Continues

Sunday, July 17, 2011

News Corp. shares declined Monday as fallout from the phone hacking scandal continued to dog the Rupert Murdoch-owned media conglomerate. 

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WNYC News

WSJ Exec Les Hinton Resigns Amid Phone Hacking Scandal

Friday, July 15, 2011

Les Hinton, the CEO of Dow Jones and the man who oversaw operations at the Wall Street Journal, has resigned in what is the first U.S. casualty of the phone-hacking scandal in Britain.

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WNYC News

News Corp.'s Dow Jones Exec Les Hinton Resigns

Friday, July 15, 2011

Les Hinton, the chief executive of Dow Jones, resigned Friday, the latest fallout from the media giant's phone hacking scandal.

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