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                   Guests For  MONDAY AUGUST 8, 2008

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                                                                GUEST:

                                                    (Originally aired: 02-06-07)

                                 DANNY  SCHECHTER

             

                         (The News Dissector)

              

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   Independent Investigative Journalist / Producer / Director

                                      www.mediachannel.org

                                      www.newsdissector.org

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More about: DANNY SCHECHTER

Danny Schechter is a television producer and independent filmmaker who also writes and speaks about media issues. He is the author of "Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception" (Prometheus), "Media Wars: News after 9-11" (Roman & Littlefield), "Falun Gong's Challenge to China" (Akashic Books), "The More You Watch, The Less You Know" (Seven Stories Press) and "News Dissector: Passions, Pieces and Polemics" (Electron Press/ Akashic Books). He is the executive editor of the Mediachannel.org, the world's largest online media issues network.

He has produced and directed many TV specials and films, including "We are Family" (2002), "Counting On Democracy" (2002) "Falun Gong's Challenge to China" (2000); A Hero for All: Nelson Mandela's Farewell (l999); Sowing Seeds/Reeping Peace: The World of Seeds of Peace (1996); Prisoners of Hope:Robben Island Reunion (1995, co-directed by Barbara Kopple); Countdown to Freedom: Ten Days that Changed South Africa (1994), narrated by James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard; Sarajevo Ground Zero (1993); The Living Canvas (1992), narrated by Billy Dee Williams; Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy (1992), co-directed with Barbara Kopple; Give Peace a Chance (1991); Mandela in America (1990), The Making of Sun City (1987); and Student Power (1968).

Schechter is co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision, a New York-based television and film production company now in its 13th year, where he produced 156 editions of the award-winning series South Africa Now, co-produced Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television with Charlayne Hunter-Gault. His most recent human rights special, "Globalization and Human Rights was co produced with Rory O'Connor and shown nationally on PBS.

A Cornell University graduate, he received his Master's degree from the London School of Economics, and an honorary doctorate from Fitchburg College. He was a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard, where he also taught in 1969. After college, he was a full time civil rights worker and then communications director of the Northern Student Movement, worked as a community organizer in a Saul Alinsky-style War on Poverty program, and, moving from the streets to the suites, served as an assistant to the Mayor of Detroit in 1966 on a Ford Foundation grant.

Schechter's professional journalism career began in 1970, when he was named news director, principal newscaster, and "News Dissector" at WBCN-FM in Boston, where he was hailed as a radio innovator and won many industry honors, including two Major Armstrong Awards. His television producing career was launched with the syndicated Joe Oteri Show, which won the New England Emmy and a NAPTE IRIS award in 1979. In l980, he created and produced the nation's first live late-night entertainment-oriented TV show, Five All Night, Live All Night at WCVB in Boston.

Schechter left Boston to join the staff at CNN as a producer based in Atlanta. He then moved to ABC as a producer for 20/20, where during his eight years he won two National News Emmys. Schechter has reported from 47 countries and lectured at many schools and universities. He was an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. Schechter's writing has appeared in leading newspapers and magazines including the The Nation, Newsday, Boston Globe, Columbia Journalism Review, Media Studies Journal, Detroit Free Press, Village Voice, Tikkun, Z, and many others.

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Danny Schechter

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Danny Schechter during a radio-interview, June 2007, Ilmenau, Germany.
Danny Schechter during a radio-interview, June 2007, Ilmenau, Germany.

Danny Schechter, nicknamed "The News Dissector," is a television producer, independent filmmaker, blogger, and media critic who writes and lectures frequently about the media in the United States and worldwide.

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Schechter graduated from Cornell University in 1964 and was a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He later received his Master's degree from the London School of Economics and an honorary doctorate from Fitchburg College. He was a Neiman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, where he also taught in 1969. He was an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2001 Award for Excellence in Documentary Journalism.

Schechter worked as a civil rights worker and communications director of the Northern Student Movement, and worked as a community organizer in a War on Poverty program. Schechter also served as an assistant to the Mayor of Detroit in 1966.

Schechter's media experience in the major U.S. corporate media is considerable. His career began as the "News Dissector" at Boston radio station WBCN. Later, Schechter was a producer for the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. He produced 50 segments for ABC and won two national Emmy Awards and was nominated for two others. Schechter joined the start-up staff at CNN as a producer based in Atlanta. In all, Schechter has reported from 49 countries.

Schechter helped found, and serve as the executive producer of, Globalvision, a New York-based television and film production company. He founded and executive-produced the series South Africa Now and co-produced Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television. His work specializes in investigative journalism and producing programming about the interface between human rights, journalism, popular music and society.

Schechter is also the executive editor of MediaChannel.org, for which he is the "blogger-in-chief" and writes a nearly-3000-word daily blog entry on media and society.

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Schechter has produced and directed many television specials and documentary films. These include:

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Schechter is also a prolific writer. His books include

  • "Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception: How the Media Failed to Cover the Iraq War" (Prometheus Books, October 2003)
  • "Media Wars: News At A Time of Terror" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003)
  • "The More You Watch, The Less You Know" (Seven Stories Press)
  • "News Dissector: Passions, Pieces and Polemics" (Akashic Books and Electron Press).

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                                          Monday September 8, 2008

                                 10:30 - 11:30 AM  / (NYC Time)

                 Channel 34 of the Time/Warner & Channel 83 of the RCN 
                       Cable Television Systems in Manhattan, New York.

The Program can now be viewed on the internet at time of cable casting at

                                              www.mnn.org

                  NOTE: You must adjust viewing to reflect NYC time

                                          & click on channel 34 at site

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