Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked by the BBC.
Reports about the story, including this Newsround report by Ayshah, and this one on the BBC's main early evening news programme, played down Clarkson's history of racist, sexist and homophobic remarks.
Tony Hall making a rare appearance in front to the cameras, laid out the BBC's position. Here, frequently looking down at notes, Hall explains his decision. And in another very similar video, presumably using the same notes, he explains himself once again.
Lord Hall appears reluctant to be interviewed on live current affairs programmes such as BBC Two's Newsnight.