James Murdoch Insists He Was Unaware Of Widespread Phone-hacking

James Murdoch, the son of media titan Rupert Murdoch, testified Tuesday that he had no idea phone hacking was widespread at the News of the Worldtabloid and that he would have insisted the company "get to the bottom of what was going on" had he known.

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