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Ex-BBC boss Mark Thompson 'saddened' by events

12 November 2012 Last updated at 15:56 GMT

Former BBC director general Mark Thompson has started his new job as chief executive and president of the New York Times newspaper.

His appointment has been questioned by some staff at the newspaper, who want to know more about his part in the crisis enveloping the BBC.

Arriving at his office, Mr Thompson said he was saddened by events, but confident the BBC would bounce back.

"I believe the BBC is the world's greatest broadcaster," he said.

"And I have got no doubt that it will once again regain the public's trust both in the UK and around the world."