December 18, 2005

Danny Schechter, founder of

Our guest this week is Danny Schechter, the News Dissector. The founder and executive editor of, Danny is a television producer, independent filmmaker and media critic. He is the author of numerous books, including The More You Watch, The Less You Know and Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception: How the Media Failed to Cover the War on Iraq. He is the co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision, a New York-based television and film production company. Previously, Schechter was a civil rights activist, an assistant mayor of Detroit, a producer for CNN and a producer for ABC's 20/20 where he won two National News Emmys. His writing has appeared in leading newspapers and journals including The Nation, Newsday, Columbia Journalism Review, Village Voice, and many others. Most recently, Schechter is the author of The Death of Media: And the Fight to Save Democracy and the forthcoming When News Lies.

December 11, 2005

Sam Husseini, communications director of the Institute for Public Accuracy

Our guest on Media Matters this week is Sam Husseini, communications director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His articles on politics, foreign affairs, public policy, media, and pop culture have been published in The Washington Post, Newsday, The Chicago Tribune, The Nation, The Humanist, The Village Voice, FAIR's magazine Extra! and numerous other outlets. Prior to joining IPA, Husseini was media director for the American-Arab Anti- Discrimination Committee.