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Report due on BBC's decision to shelve investigation into child sex-abuse allegations

FILE - In this June 22, 2004 file photo, Mark Thompson, the new Director General of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), poses for the media outside the BBC's Television Centre in London, on the first day in his new job. The BBC on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 is set to publish the results of an independent review into the broadcaster's decision to shelve a news report on child sex abuse allegations against the late TV presenter Jimmy Savile. (AP Photo/Richard Lewis, File)
December 19, 2012 - 1:29 AM

LONDON - The BBC is set to publish the results of an independent review into the broadcaster's decision to shelve a report into child sex abuse allegations against its late presenter, Jimmy Savile.

Witnesses including ex-director general of the BBC and current New York Times Co. CEO Mark Thompson, and journalists at the "Newsnight" program have given evidence on why the BBC ended a planned sex abuse investigation into Savile, a popular children's TV presenter and DJ who died last year at age 84.

The publication Wednesday of the review — carried out by former Sky News executive Nick Pollard — will be accompanied by a separate report into a "Newsnight" broadcast that wrongly linked a politician to child sex abuse allegations.

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