BBC News Head Steps Aside

The BBC’s director of news, Helen Broaden, and her deputy have “stepped aside” amid a child-abuse scandal that has rattled the network from the ground floor up. George Entwistle, the director-general of the BBC, resigned Saturday after it was revealed that the network mishandled a series of programs regarding child sex abuse. The controversy began in October and surrounded a program about deceased BBC star Sir Jimmy Savile. The network said in a statement that it planned to “address the lack of clarity around the editorial chain of command” as Broaden handed off her responsibilities.