NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch appeared before a British Parliamentary Committee on Tuesday for a hearing into the phone-hacking scandal involving the now-closed The News of the World.  The result: apologies, explanations...and a physical attack against Murdoch himself.

While Murdoch called the revelations "humbling," he said that his day-to-day involvement with the tabloid was minimal...

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But, he also said he is the man to clean up the mess left in the wake of the scandal...

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As for how things like phone hacking were ever allowed to happen, Murdoch said the newspaper was very small and the oversight of it simply failed...

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FOX News Radio's Emily Wither has more from London...

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Afterwards, a British lawmaker commended Murdoch's wife, Wendi Deng...

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