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London –  BBC Trust chairman Chris Patten said Sunday that he is targeting to have a new director general for the British public broadcaster in place "within weeks, rather than months." Patten, appearing on the broadcaster's influential Andrew Marr Show Sunday morning to answer questions about Saturday's late night resignation of director general George Entwistle, said a speedy replacement was essential for the broadcaster. He also pointed out that other British media organizations, including Rupert Murdoch's newspaper publishing arm News International and its publications The Sun and The Sunday Times, could benefit from a weakened BBC. "[The BBC's editorial

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