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Murdoch's Scandal

Season 2012 Episode 5 | 53m 40s

For more than a half-century, Rupert Murdoch's business acumen and political shrewdness built one of the world's most powerful media empires. Now his dynasty is under threat -- not from outside competition, but from shocking allegations of journalistic impropriety, obstruction of justice and bribery by employees and executives at Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World.

Aired: 03/26/12
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