Deepening Troubles for the Murdoch Empire

Deepening Troubles for the Murdoch Empire

The News Corp. phone hacking scandal continues to spread, reaching top executives and police officials. Deepening troubles at Murdoch's empire and its implications for U.S. media.

Britain's phone-hacking story is rapidly evolving. At the center are charges News Corp. reporters in the Murdoch media empire broke laws to scoop the competition. It's not clear who knew what, but the widening scandal has shut down Britain's most-popular tabloid - News of the World – and toppled top executives and police officials. Britain's prime minister called an emergency session of parliament to hear testimony today from Rupert Murdoch and other News Corp. executives. And here in the United States, the FBI is investigating allegations Murdoch reporters sought a way to hack into the phones of relatives of 9/11 victims. Guest host Steve Roberts talks with media experts about the ongoing investigation into News Corp. and the implications for Murdoch's U.S. holdings.

Guests

Clive Crook

Washington commentator, Financial Times; senior editor, Atlantic Monthly.

Tom Rosenstiel

director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

James O'Shea

former editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times; former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune; author of a new book, "The Deal from Hell."

David Folkenflik

media correspondent at NPR News.

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