'BBC' Chief Quits After Saying TV Report Was Wrong
Beckett noted that in the past, trust in the BBC has recovered from scandals because the broadcaster "provides so much to the public as individuals."
But journalists might be left in a more precarious position of lacking the confidence to do challenging investigative and critical journalism, Beckett said.
"The danger is that the BBC will play safe, and it's too important in British life for it to always play safe," Beckett said.
The chief executive of BBC Worldwide, Tim Davie, will serve as acting director general until a permanent replacement for Entwistle is found.___ Associated Press writer Cassandra Vinograd can be reached at http://twitter.com/CassVinograd
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