Danny Schechter, founder of MediaChannel.org
Our guest this week is Danny Schechter, the News Dissector. The founder and executive editor of MediaChannel.org, 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.