Report due on BBC's sex-abuse investigation

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The BBC is set to publish the results of an independent review into the broadcaster's decision to shelve a report into child sex abuse allegations against its late presenter, Jimmy Savile.

Witnesses including ex-director general of the BBC and current New York Times Co. CEO Mark Thompson, and journalists at the "Newsnight" program have given evidence on why the BBC ended a planned sex abuse investigation into Savile, a popular children's TV presenter and DJ who died last year at age 84.

The publication Wednesday of the review — carried out by former Sky News executive Nick Pollard — will be accompanied by a separate report into a "Newsnight" broadcast that wrongly linked a politician to child sex abuse allegations.

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