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Tony Hall appointed new BBC director-general

The BBC has appointed the head of the UK's Royal Opera House, Tony Hall, as its new director-general.

BBC Facing Major Shakeup as Credibility Slips

Domestic coverage had been dumbed down while world reports still excel
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London, November 12 - A man looks out from a window of the BBC headquarters at New Broadcasting House on November 12, 2012 in London, England. (Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON -- The BBC, arguably the world’s greatest broadcast news organization, is in deep trouble. Its boss has resigned after less than two months on the job. Its management is facing a major shakeup. And it is about to be sued as a result of a horribly botched investigative news report on pedophiles. But the problems of the “Beeb” (as it is fondly known here) are much broader and have deeper roots than the current scandal.
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