Mark Thompson leaves Portcullis House after attending a hearing at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in London September 9, 2013. Thompson, the former BBC director general and now chief executive of... more 
Mark Thompson leaves Portcullis House after attending a hearing at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in London September 9, 2013. Thompson, the former BBC director general and now chief executive of the New York Times Company, on Monday defended large severance payments to senior BBC bosses that he said had ultimately helped the publicly funded broadcaster to cut costs. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA HEADSHOT) less 
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Mon, Sep 9, 2013 1:58 PM EDT