Rupert Murdoch: Finance, Politics and Journalism

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Rupert Murdoch is best known in the US for Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, but his media empire spans the world of communications. Now, a committee of Britain’s parliament has accused him of not being "a fit person" to run an international company. Will hacking telephones, bribing public officials and covering up wrong-doing mean the end of an empire? We look at Murdoch’s legal, financial and political problems, as well as his impact on the news business in the English speaking world.

Credits

Guests:
Alan Cowell - New York Times - @cowellcnd, Richard Ackland - Australian journalist and editor - @JustinianNews, William Shawcross - British journalist and author, Eric Boehlert - Media Matters - @EricBoehlert

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Andrea Brody, Gideon Brower