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Paxman nearly quit Newsnight

3 October 2013 Last updated at 17:40 BST

Jeremy Paxman has admitted he nearly quit Newsnight over the Jimmy Savile affair.

The programme was heavily criticised for not running a report which linked Jimmy Savile to allegations of child sex abuse.

Jeremy Paxman told Radio 5 Live's Richard Bacon that some bad editorial decisions were made.

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