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Report slams BBC but clears it of Savile cover-up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...more

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

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

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

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...more

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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