British Lawmakers Summon Murdoch And Top Brass To Testify On Hacking Scandal07:30
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Chairman of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch, left, and Chief executive of News International Rebekah Brooks as they leave his residence in central London. (AP)
Chairman of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch, left, and Chief executive of News International Rebekah Brooks as they leave his residence in central London. (AP)

Media baron Rupert Murdoch, his son James, and Rebekah Brooks, who is the former editor of the News of the World, have been asked to appear before Parliament next week.

Parliament is looking into allegations that people working for the News of the World hacked into the cellphones of thousands of people, including murder victims and families who lost loved ones in Afghanistan.

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is also accusing reporters working for Murdoch of illegally obtaining private information about him.

Guest:

  • Tom Esslemont of the BBC

This segment aired on July 12, 2011.

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