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Report slams BBC but clears it of Savile cover-up

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Nick Pollard, author of a report on the BBC's treatment of a story on Jimmy Savile, speaks during a press conference at New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL

Nick Pollard, author of a report on the BBC's treatment of a story on Jimmy Savile, speaks during a press conference at New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL
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Nick Pollard (R), author of a report on the BBC's treatment of a story on Jimmy Savile, speaks during a press conference at New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL

Nick Pollard (R), author of a report on the BBC's treatment of a story on Jimmy Savile, speaks during a press conference at New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL
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Nick Pollard, author of a report on the BBC's treatment of a story on Jimmy Savile, speaks during a press conference at New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL

Nick Pollard, author of a report on the BBC's treatment of a story on Jimmy Savile, speaks during a press conference at New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL
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A journalist holds a copy of The Pollard Report at BBC New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL

A journalist holds a copy of The Pollard Report at BBC New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL
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Nick Pollard, author of a report on the BBC's treatment of a story on Jimmy Savile, speaks during a press conference at New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL

Nick Pollard, author of a report on the BBC's treatment of a story on Jimmy Savile, speaks during a press conference at New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL
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BBC Newsnight reporter Liz MacKean (L) and producer Meirion Jones leave the BBC New Broadcasting House building to speak to the media in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

BBC Newsnight reporter Liz MacKean (L) and producer Meirion Jones leave the BBC New Broadcasting House building to speak to the media in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hackett
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BBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten attends a press conference at New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL

BBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten attends a press conference at New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/POOL
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Pedestrian's walk past the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. The BBC did not put pressure on its flagship news show to drop a sex expose into Jimmy Savile but staff emails published by an inquiry showed that some knew about a "darker side" to the former star even as they prepared a tribute programme. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Pedestrian's walk past the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. The BBC did not put pressure on its flagship news show to drop a sex expose into Jimmy Savile but staff emails published by an inquiry showed that some knew about a "darker side" to the former star even as they prepared a tribute programme. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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A pedestrian walks past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in central London October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

A pedestrian walks past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in central London October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
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Disgraced British entertainer Jimmy Savile is seen arriving at the unveiling of a new monument, commemorating the fighter pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, in London in this September 18, 2005 file photograph. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/Files

Disgraced British entertainer Jimmy Savile is seen arriving at the unveiling of a new monument, commemorating the fighter pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, in London in this September 18, 2005 file photograph. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/Files
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Chris Patten, Chairman of the BBC Trust, arrives at the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Chris Patten, Chairman of the BBC Trust, arrives at the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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A man walks past the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. The BBC did not put pressure on its flagship news show to drop a sex expose into Jimmy Savile but staff emails published by an inquiry showed that some knew about a "darker side" to the former star even as they prepared a tribute programme. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A man walks past the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. The BBC did not put pressure on its flagship news show to drop a sex expose into Jimmy Savile but staff emails published by an inquiry showed that some knew about a "darker side" to the former star even as they prepared a tribute programme. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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