Seeking to overcome one of its worst crises in decades, the British Broadcasting Corp. said Thursday that it had appointed Tony Hall, the chief executive of the Royal Opera House, to be its new director general, replacing George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month in a burgeoning scandal over the corporations’ reporting of sexual abuse. The BBC quoted Chris Patten, head of the supervisory BBC Trust, as saying Hall, 61, a former director of news at the BBC, was ‘‘the right person to lead the BBC out of its current crisis.’’
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