"The public revulsion over allegations of sex abuse by a beloved TV host and accusations of a cover up by the BBC have gripped the UK since the start of the month, and they show no signs of abating. Some are even wondering if the scandal could cost BBC boss John Entwistle his job."
The article continues, "Entwistle appeared [on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 2012] before a parliamentary panel that questioned him on why a planned BBC Newsnight segment on the allegations against the late BBC star Sir Jimmy Savile had never gone to air. Entwistle and the show’s producer have already had their version of the events leading to the cancellation contradicted by another BBC News show and the corporation’s own internal investigation."
In a separate article, the BusinessInsider explains what the scandal is about: "Savile was one of the U.K.’s most famous and long-running television hosts, presenting the weekly music show ‘Top of the Pops’ for 20 years, and later his own show, ‘Jim Will Fix It,’ where he helped children achieve their dreams. He was well-known for his charity work — one obituary estimated he had raised over £40 million ($64 million) for charity, and given away as much as 90 percent of his own considerable wealth.
"Savile died last year at the age of 84 after almost five decades of fame, but it was only this month that allegations hit the press that he sexually abused both children and adults during the peak of his fame. British police now say that they have over 340 leads, with 12 allegations officially recorded, and that number is expected to grow.
"Some of the new allegations are incredible — that Savile was given a room at a hospital for the criminally insane where he abused patients and that his trips to children’s hospitals for charities were used as a chance to abuse sick children, for example."