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Tribute to Danny Schechter (1942-2015)

Broadcast March 25th, 10-11:00 a.m. Central (1500 GMT) on
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Alternative media legend Danny Schechter “the News Dissector” passed away on Thursday. As a tribute, I’ve recorded a new introduction to the last interview I did with him, taped on August 11th 2014, which includes a discussion of 9/11 issues that have been buried by the alternative as well as corporate media.

From the Boston Herald:

“When PBS rejected Danny Schechter’s ground-breaking TV series South Africa Now in 1988, the network accused him of being an activist, not a reporter — for creating a show that was explicitly anti-apartheid. Schechter and his longtime friend and partner Rory O’Connor distributed the series themselves to more than 150 independent PBS and cable stations — and then around the world. Schechter, an iconic Emmy Award-winning TV producer, filmmaker, author, blogger and critic, who began his career at the counterculture radio station WBCN as the ‘News Dissector’ in the 1970s, died of pancreatic cancer in New York on Thursday. He was 72. He spent his working life combining his love of media with a drive to champion social justice.”

One Thought to “Tribute to Danny Schechter (1942-2015)”

  1. Anonymous

    Thank you for taking on (in yesterday's FFWN) the pervasive false propaganda of who was the aggressor and who was the defender in the two world wars. I too came to the conclusion that, on balance, the "Allies" were responsible for a much greater level of war crimes than the Germans.

    The old phrase, "the victors write the histories" is applicable here, but in this case it's more like "the victors invent the histories."

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