Newsnight's Liz MacKean and Meirion Jones
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Reporter criticises Newsnight decision to drop Savile investigation

There was "chaos and confusion" at the BBC over a shelved report into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile, but there had been no cover-up, an inquiry has found.

The report dismissed claims the Newsnight probe was dropped to protect tribute shows to the late TV presenter.

The Newsnight team who researched the story Liz Mackean and producer Meirion Jones condemned the decision not to run the story but said they were confident the BBC would learn from the events.

  • 19 Dec 2012
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