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Round 2: James Murdoch vs British Parliament

Wednesday, November 09, 2011 - 01:31

News Corp's deputy chief operating officer, James Murdoch, is scheduled to appear before Britain's parliament on Thursday to address the phone hacking debacle his company is embroiled in. Peter Lauria, Editor-in-Charge of Technology, Media, Telecom at Thomson Reuters, tells us what Murdoch needs to do in order to survive this scandal, make good with the public and successfully succeed his father as head of News Corp.Produced, shot and edited by David J. Fazekas

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We're here trying to News Corp. global headquarters in Manhattan to talk about James Murdoch who is due to appear. Before parliament again this Thursday and talked about the phone hacking scandal which has enveloped the company. For several years now there really blew up this American James and his father. Already testified before parliament in July. You might recall that was famous incident where somebody tried to smash -- -- in Rupert space and his wife Wendy off that. He's sticking to -- this testimony this belief that. He did not know that hacking had gone beyond one rogue reporter. Until very late in 2000 need the problem is. Since he testified in July a number of revelations and new evidence has come out suggests that. He might not have been all that truthful in his testimony the parliamentary committee ads questioning teams they don't really have the power. To do anything. Obviously they're gonna try and prove beyond -- reasonable doubt that he knew about this widespread hacking. And be the end game is to brings hopefully on their part civil or criminal charges against teams. That seems very unlikely. Teams is going to succeed Rupert he's going to be a lot of internal supports them. He's testifying not just for the public he also testifying for his life internally as well when he needs to do is -- -- at -- piece together. Support so that he can eventually succeed group and if that day care.

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Round 2: James Murdoch vs British Parliament

Wednesday, November 09, 2011 - 01:31