Shows featuring Danny Schechter

Documentary filmmaker who has made six nonfiction films on Mandela. He began working in South Africa in the 1960s. He is author of the new book, Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela, which was published in conjunction with the new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

  • VIDEO: Filmmaker Danny Schechter on Impact of Nelson Mandela’s Visit to the United States

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    In part 2 of our interview with Danny Schechter, who has made six nonfiction films on Nelson Mandela, including "Mandela in America," he recalls the impact of the anti-apartheid leader’s visit to eight cities, including New York, Detroit, Oakland and Los Angeles. [includes rush transcript]
    December 09, 2013 | Blog Post
  • Filmmaker Danny Schechter: The Anti-Apartheid Movement Behind Mandela Can’t Be Forgotten Nelson_mandela
    We speak to documentary filmmaker Danny Schechter and Father Michael Lapsley in Cape Town. Schechter has made six nonfiction films on Mandela, including "Mandela in America." He began working in South Africa in the 1960s. He is author of the new book, "Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela,"...
    December 06, 2013 | Story
  • Independent Media Stalwarts Katrina vanden Heuvel & Danny Schechter Speak Out at Occupy Wall Street Splash_image20111011-13630-t1aco4-0
    "The moral clarity of this movement is what I think has moved people to get up and walk and be in motion," says Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine. "And what’s so interesting to me is—I was here last Wednesday for the march to Foley Square—that so many groups, which have...
    October 11, 2011 | Story
  • News Dissector Danny Schechter: Saturday’s "One Nation" March on Washington Was "More Movie than Movement" Danny
    "Sadly, the One Nation that came together in Washington was not there to be organized into an ongoing force," writes longtime media analyst Danny Schechter. "No follow-up program was announced, no emails collected, no vision on how to turn all that energy on the Mall into a powerful progressive alternative to...
    October 04, 2010 | Story
  • "Plunder: The Crime of Our Time"–Danny Schechter Takes on Wall St. in New Film Plunder
    We speak with investigative journalist, filmmaker and author Danny Schechter, "the News Dissector." His latest film features interviews with industry insiders to reveal how the financial crisis was built on a foundation of criminal activity. It’s called Plunder: The Crime of Our Time. [includes rush...
    April 28, 2010 | Story
  • Walter Cronkite (1916-2009): Legendary CBS Anchorman Was Critical of Media Consolidation, Wars in Vietnam and Iraq Cronkiteweb
    The legendary CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite died at the age of ninety-two at his home in New York on Friday. For nearly twenty years, Cronkite’s broadcast was a nightly staple in millions of American homes from 1962 until he left CBS Evening News in 1981. Praise for Cronkite’s work and legacy is all over the news, but few in the mainstream media have mentioned what many consider...
    July 20, 2009 | Story
  • Bailout for Mortgage Giants, IndyMac Bank Collapse, Dollar Hits New Low, Inflation at 26-Year High, Dow Falls Below 11K...A Look at the Financial Crisis Wallstreetweb
    It has been a tough seven days for the US economy. On Friday, the FDIC seized control of the failed California-based IndyMac Bank. It was second largest bank failure in US history. Analysts project another 150 banks could collapse. On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced extraordinary moves to bail out the mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones...
    July 17, 2008 | Story
  • Nelson Mandela Turns 90 Mandelaweb
    On Friday, former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela will celebrate his ninetieth birthday. Events marking the milestone have been held across the globe over the past month. We speak with Danny Schechter, who recently returned from South Africa, where he helped make the new documentary Viva Madiba: A Hero for All Seasons. [includes rush transcript]
    July 17, 2008 | Story
  • "The Media Dissector" Danny Schechter on Karl Rove’s Resignation, the Subprime Mortgage Crisis and AT&T’s Censorship of Pearl Jam Schechter
    Facing congressional subpoenas, Karl Rove to resign as President Bush’s top adviser on August 31. Meanwhile, the world’s economic system appears to be on the verge of a crisis because of the U.S. subprime mortgage scandal. Schechter discusses his new article "Subprime or Subcrime? Time to Investigate and Prosecute." [includes rush transcript]
    August 13, 2007 | Story
  • Short Term and Long Term Results of 1993 Nigerian Elections.
    Today is the forth anniversary of the Nigerian elections that were won by Moshood Abiola of the Social Democratic Party. Abiola was jailed by the government and he remains imprisoned today. Amy is joined by Dr. Owen Wiwa. Dr. Wiwa is the brother of the author Ken Saro-Wiwa, a renowned writer executed by the government two years ago. Dr. Wiwa spoke about the Nigerian experience and the...
    June 12, 1997 | Story
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Radio Essays
    Index on Censorship. Noelle Hanrahan discusses the process of recording the voices of inmates and the banning of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s radio essays on public radio All Things Considered. Abu-Jamal is incarcerated in Huntington on death row, convicted of killing Daniel Faullkner, a police officer. Hanrahan was banned for a year after crediting a photo she took of the prison facility. To...
    February 24, 1997 | Story