BBC appoints Savile probe heads
on 16/10/2012 19:24:14
The corporation last week announced separate inquiries and now the two heads have been appointed by the BBC Executive and agreed by the BBC Trust.
Dame Janet Smith DBE will lead the examination of the "culture and practices of the BBC" during the years Savile worked there.
And Mr Pollard, a former Head of Sky News, will look into whether there were any "failings" in the way a Newsnight report into claims against Savile was handled.
The planned news report was dropped late last year and there have been repeated suggestions the decision was made because the BBC was already planning to do more favourable programmes, claims which the BBC has repeatedly denied.
BBC director-general George Entwistle said last week that he was launching the Newsnight inquiry to shake off the "clouds of suspicion".