Who's who in the Murdoch phone hacking scandal

James Murdoch, left, and Rupert Murdoch are seen during the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham, England, March 18, 2010.
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James Murdoch, left, and Rupert Murdoch are seen during the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham, England, March 18, 2010.
James Murdoch, left, and Rupert Murdoch are seen during the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham, England, March 18, 2010.
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(CBS/AP) British lawmakers will attempt to extract answers Tuesday from the leaders of one of the world's largest media empires in response to a growing tide of outrage stemming from a phone hacking scandal at newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

The scandal, sparked by a police investigation five years ago, centers on a roster of key players in the longtime relationship among the British media, politicians and the police. The much anticipated committee hearing is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. British Summer Time, which is 7:00 a.m. at News Corp.'s headquarters in Midtown Manhattan -- below is a compilation of some of those key players:

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Expected To Testify

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch attends the inaugural Abu Dhabi Media Summit March 9, 2010, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo credit: Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch | The media baron has been personally managing his empire's responses to the crisis in London since July 10. The News Corp. chief met with and offered his apologies to the family of Milly Dowler, the British teenager whose phone was hacked by reporters from Murdoch's now-folded News of the World tabloid, the newspaper owned by News Corp.'s British subsidiary News International at the center of the scandal. After Dowler went missing in 2002, the tabloid listened to and then deleted voicemails left on her phone to make room for new messages, which led her family and the police to believe she was alive. She was later found dead. Even after Murdoch dropped his bid for a controlling percentage of shares in U.K. satellite network British Sky Broadcasting, also known as BSkyB, he told The Wall Street Journal, another News Corp. entity, that the company has handled the scandal "extremely well." (Photo credit: Getty Images)

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James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and chief of News Corp. in Europe and Asia, looks on during the Digital Life Design conference at HVB Forum Jan. 25, 2011, in Munich. Photo credit: Getty Images

James Murdoch | BSkyB's chairman and chief of Asian and European operations for News Corp., Rupert Murdoch's son made the abrupt announcement of News of the World's folding July 7. James Murdoch's earlier statements that Parliament had been misled by his employees about the phone hacking scandal, and his admittance to having authorized large payments - which many have labeled hush-money - to victims of hacking, piqued the interest of some lawmakers, to say the least. Like his father, the younger Murdoch didn't immediately shine to the idea of appearing before the committee but eventually agreed to answer lawmakers' questions. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, arrives at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Oct. 6, 2009. Brooks resigned from her position July 15, 2011, as the company was reeling from a series of crises. Photo credit: AP Photo

Rebekah Brooks | News International's outgoing chief executive was arrested Sunday and charged with phone hacking and bribing the police. Despite having Rupert Murdoch's public support little more than a week ago, she announced her resignation Friday. Brooks worked as editor of News of the World between 2000 and 2003, during which time Dowler's phone was hacked. Brooks was still expected to testify with the Murdochs Tuesday despite her arrest. At a 2003 hearing, she testified that News International had paid the police for information. (Photo credit: AP Photo)

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Director of Government Communications Andy Coulson, a former News of The World editor, leaves his house Sept. 9, 2010, in London. Photo credit: Getty Images

Andy Coulson | British Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications director was arrested July 8. He resigned from the government in January after working for Cameron since 2007, when he resigned as editor of News of the World. Coulson's departure from the tabloid came after two employees were incarcerated for conspiring to access phone messages. Coulson denied knowing about the workers' actions to illegally access voicemails but said he accepted the "ultimate responsibility" for their actions. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

UK PM's former aide arrested in hacking scandal

Clive Goodman, former News of the World royal editor, leaves the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London Aug. 16, 2006. On July 8, 2011, British police re-arrested Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for phone hacking at the tabloid, over corruption allegations, Scotland Yard said. The arrest was announced shortly after police confirmed that they had also arrested Andy Coulson, the newspaper's former editor and the ex-communications director of Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images

Clive Goodman | The former News of the World royal editor was arrested on the same day as Coulson, his former boss. Goodman was one of the tabloid's employees incarcerated in 2007 for illegally accessing royal aides' phones. The July 8 arrest was for allegations that Goodman illegally paid police officers for information for his job. With the arrest, police searched the newsroom of non-Murdoch tabloid The Daily Star, where Goodman has done some work since his release from incarceration. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

UK police search newsroom of second tabloid

Neil Wallis | The part-time media adviser until last September for London's Metropolitan Police Service, commonly referred to as Scotland Yard, was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications. He previously worked as an executive editor for News of the World under Coulson. The New York Times reported Sunday that Wallis reported to News International at the same time as he was advising Scotland Yard on a media strategy for the phone hacking case, which lasted about a year. He was arrested Thursday in connection with the investigation.


Glenn Mulcaire leaves Horseferry Magistrates Court Aug. 16, 2006, in London after facing charges of mobile phone tapping. Photo credit: Getty Images

Glenn Mulcaire | Scotland Yard recovered 3,700 names of people whose phones were either hacked -- or targeted for hacking -- by the News of the World private investigator in the investigation that led to his incarceration for the same crimes as Goodman. The 2006 investigation only focused on the eight royal family members and royal aides and 28 other people on one "target list," the Times reported. (Photo credit: Getty Images)


Sir Paul Stephenson, commissioner of Britain's Metropolitan Police, also known as Scotland Yard, meets with London Mayor Boris Johnson and members of the Metropolitan Police Authority at City Hall May 28, 2009, in London. Photo credit: Getty Images

Sir Paul Stephenson | Scotland Yard's commissioner announced his resignation Sunday following criticism about Wallis' part-time employment with the police. Sir Paul denied any involvement with the phone hacking investigation that led to the two News of the World arrests in 2006 and with Wallis' police employment. Sky News reported Saturday that he accepted a free stay worth $19,000 at a health spa where Wallis once worked during his recovery from surgery late last year. In his resignation announcement Sunday, Sir Paul said there was "no impropriety" with the spa visit. Sky News reported that he reported the stay as a gift. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

London's top cop quits over alleged Murdoch ties

John Yates, an assistant commissioner in the Metropolitan Police Service and head of its specialist operations, arrives at the Cabinet Office Oct. 30, 2010, in London. Photo credit: Getty Images

John Yates | One of Sir Paul's assistant commissioners at Scotland Yard, Yates resigned Monday after learning that he would be suspended while being investigated for possible ethics violations stemming from his relationship with Wallis. Yates decided in 2009 not to reopen the News of the World case. The Times reported that Yates assured the public several times that all phone hacking victims had been notified, a process that Scotland Yard is actually still working on and will likely take years to complete. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

2nd top UK police official resigns amid scandal

Les Hinton, chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Co., is seen at the Dow Jones New York offices Dec. 3, 2008. Dow Jones confirmed July 15, 2011, that Hinton would resign his position effective immediately. Photo credit: AP Photo

Les Hinton | The chairman of Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal publisher resigned Friday, hours after Brooks announced her resignation. Hinton worked for 12 years as News International's executive chairman. That means he could face the same kind of grilling from Parliament that Brooks and the Murdochs are expected to receive Tuesday, provided that Hinton crosses the Atlantic willingly or the British government wins extradition from a U.S. court for the American citizen. (Photo credit: AP Photo)

Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton resigns

Tom Crone, legal manager of News International, gives evidence July 21, 2009, to a House of Commons committee in Westminster, London, in this image made from television. Crone, a senior lawyer who vetted News of the World stories for more than 20 years, left the newspaper's publisher July 13, 2011, as the phone hacking scandal continued to grow. Photo credit: AP Photo

Tom Crone | The departure of News International's legal director was announced Wednesday. While not as big a casualty of the scandal as Brooks or Hinton, Crone was nonetheless a senior official linked to the scandal. He was tapped to lead an internal investigation at News of the World, finding that only two people were involved in phone hacking. Sky News reported Monday that News Corp. assigned a senior lawyer to conduct an internal investigation into the new allegations. (Photo credit: AP Photo)

Under Pressure

Andy Hayman, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, speaks during a press conference at New Scotland Yard June 8, 2006, in London. Photo credit: Getty Images

Andy Hayman | Scotland Yard's counterterrorism unit chief ran the 2006 investigation that resulted in the incarcerations of Goodman and Mulcaire, the Times reported. In late 2007, Hayman left the police and was later hired to write a column for the Murdoch-owned Times of London. He wrote in a July 2009 column that his investigation in the phone hacking case "left no stone unturned." Last week, in testimony before Parliament, he told lawmakers that the investigation in 2006 was "not a big deal." (Photo credit: Getty Images)


Elisabeth Murdoch attends Red magazine's Red Hot Women Awards at the Saatchi Gallery Nov. 30, 2010, in London. Photo credit: Getty Images

Elisabeth Murdoch | Rupert Murdoch's eldest daughter reportedly said that Brooks and her brother James "f----- the company." That's according to Michael Wolff, a Murdoch biographer and longtime critic of James Murdoch who posted the quote to Twitter Saturday, the Guardian newspaper of London reported. Wolff told the News Corp. competitor that Elisabeth Murdoch said the quote during a book launch party hosted by her husband and Times of London editor James Harding July 10. In February, she was brought back under the News Corp. umbrella after an 11-year-long absence when her television production house, the Shine Group, was purchased for just more than $673 million. That absence could help Elisabeth get a better position in the empire should James succumb to the scandal. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

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