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The BBC Under Fire: Psychology Of A Scandal

For nearly 50 years, the British Broadcasting Corporation has been highly regarded for its coverage of human and civil rights abuses in Britain and beyond. But now the BBC finds itself accused of quietly concealing widespread sexual abuse by one of its most recognizable TV celebrities. We look at the repercussions of this scandal for the BBC, and explore the psychology behind protecting private and celebrity culture at big institutions.

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Author And His Daughter Cook Around The Word And You Can Too

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