Breaking the News Corp. Phone Hacking Scandal
March 22, 2012, 4:09 pm ET
Stay tuned for Murdoch’s Scandal, a FRONTLINE investigation scheduled to air March 27 (check your local listings).
We may never have heard about the still-unfolding News Corporation phone hacking and bribery scandal were it not for “a Manchester lawyer, … a reporter for The Guardian and a few members of Parliament,” who somehow managed to bring a feared global media giant to its knees.
FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman recounted how a few chance incidents sparked an international scandal on NPR’s Fresh Air today. FRONTLINE’s film on News Corporation, Murdoch’s Scandal, airs Tuesday, March 27 (check your local listings).
Bergman also discussed what happened to some of those who took on News Corp., including Mark Lewis, the lawyer who would ultimately represent more than 80 victims of phone hacking:
You can watch a preview of the film trailer above, and for much more, including Bergman’s take on the unique challenges of reporting on News Corp., listen to the full Fresh Air interview below:
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