The late BBC personality Jimmy Savile—host of the show"Jim'll Fix It," where he made the wishes of children come true—was ahugely popular figure in Britain. So popular, in fact, that he was knighted in 1990.
After Savile's death in October, BBC rival ITV aired a documentaryexposing the host as a pedophile. The BBC's own news division—highly respected inEngland and worldwide—had compiled a similar program, but was told not to run itbecause the report would disrupt the holiday schedule, which includedmultiple tributes to Savile.
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