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Schechter, Danny

Overview
Works: 111 works in 316 publications in 5 languages and 7,937 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Art 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Production personnel, Narrator
Classifications: DS79.76, 070.449956704430973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Danny Schechter
 
Most widely held works by Danny Schechter
In debt we trust : America before the bubble bursts by Danny Schechter( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary examining the increasing debt burden carried by millions of Americans argues that corrupt practices by financial and government institutions are fostering citizens' dependence on credit while creating a ballooning national debt that is leading the country towards fiscal disaster
The war in Iraq and why the media failed us by David Dadge( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answers a key question on the lips of many Americans as violence in Iraq continues and report after report reveals that President Bush's reasons for leading Americans to war were not backed by solid evidence: "Why weren't the media more skeptical during the rush to war?"
Media wars : news at a time of terror by Danny Schechter( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and German and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a critique and assessment of the media after 9/11. Includes web log entries, columns, and articles by correspondents and alternative journalists analyzing the events of 9/11 and the media's coverage of the U. S. government's war on terrorism. Stresses the lack of international coverage of the American media, examines the media distortion, oversimplification, and government propaganda as major roadblocks in accurate coverage of terrorism and war, and provides a thorough analysis of the news media and how 9/11 affected the content of broadcast and print news sources. Concludes that there is a lack of a truly free and independent press in America owing to government and corporate control
Falun Gong's challenge to China : spiritual practice or "evil cult"? by Danny Schechter( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China is nervous because there are now more Falun Going practitioners than there are members of the Chinese Communist Party"--Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Gong. In one of the most bizarre cases of political repression in modern history, the People's Republic of China has banned a spiritual practice built around traditional exercises and meditation. They say that Falun Gong has become a dangerous threat to the largest nation on Earth. In a return to the dark days of the Cultural Revolution, they have burned thousands of Falun Gong books and literature. They have beaten and detained thousands of practitioners. They have issued an arrest warrant for Falun Gong founder Li Hongzhi. They are sentencing some practitioners to long periods of incarceration at show trials. World leaders and human rights groups are speaking out. Why is this happening' Is it because Falun Gong has attracted an estimated l00 million practitioners' What is Falun Gong's appeal' What is it that China fears' This is their story. Largely Unheard. Until Now. This timely non-fiction book presents the inside story of China's crackdown on Falun Gong, taking a stand against the most blatant and pervasive political book burning since the days of Hitler's rise to power. By offering Falun Gong's story in the context of the current crisis in China, it provides an important look at a dramatic underreported and unfolding story. In China, their point of view has been banned. It deserves to be heard worldwide. An Excerpt "The picture doesn't add up. What I see here with these people and what they're doing, they seem very normal people. They're from all walks of life; and then on the other side you've got this picture that the Chinese government is painting, and the two just don't match." -Adam Montanaro, Falun Gong practitioner (USA)
Embedded--weapons of mass deception : how the media failed to cover the war on Iraq by Danny Schechter( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WMD : weapons of mass deception by Danny Schechter( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features investigations into the complicity of the media in the Iraq War, having become the weapons of mass persuasion of the Bush administration. Danny Schechter's dissection of news from all possible sources suggests that the media have become partners in the war against Iraq. They are under government direction to film and record the conflict as it suits, being used as propaganda tools to mould American and world public opinion, in its favour. Presented also are cases of media muzzling of reporters, and intimidation by the government and its foot-soldiers from Fox News, creating a climate of fear and self-censorship on news broadcasting. The result is uncritical and subjective news reporting. Some research reports indicate that many stories are created or distorted; and, false stories make the link between Saddam and al-Qaeda, leading to widespread public misperceptions about Saddam and al-Qaeda, and his WMD. Whereas, little attention is paid to U.S. weapons which are causing the mass destruction of Iraqi civilians. Most Americans are unaware of the biased coverage of the conflict. Such findings raise concerns amongst some journalists about pervasive media irresponsibility and journalistic ethics. There are calls to fight back against deceptive news reporting, massive media concentration and jingoism posing as journalism
Madiba A to Z : the many faces of Nelson Mandela by Danny Schechter( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws from conversations with family members, former presidents and cabinet ministers, adversaries, and Mandela's Robben Island cellmates and guards to offer new insights into the life of the freedom fighter
The death of media and the fight to save democracy by Danny Schechter( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Death of Media, Emmy Award-winning journalist Danny Schechter offers a blistering polemic about why this unprecedented outpouring of interest in the media, and why other protests from Pope John Paul II to local radio DJs, signal the "death of old media."" "But Schechter doesn't tell the story you might expect - that of the oft-discussed biogosphere replacing daily newspapers, or of hopelessly ideological TV and radio broadcasts. Rather, he chronicles new players in the media - including Google, a wildly diverse world of independent media, and a growing media reform movement - while showing how these players have carefully organized around issues in the mainstream media." "Convinced that "we can't fix America without fixing the media," The Death of Media shows why the fight to change our media is bigger than any political fight yet."--Jacket
Barack Obama, people's president : the campaign that changed history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the untold story behind the unprecedented grassroots effort that elected an unknown candidate President of the United States. Features interviews with media analysts, activists, journalists, grassroots organizers, producers, campaign workers, and thoughtful experts
When news lies : media complicity and the Iraq War by Danny Schechter( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When News Lies is an inside story of the media war behind the Iraq War, the American government's efforts to manipulate war coverage by playing on the media's own timidity and reluctance to do its job- report the news to the public. Veteran author, video journalist, and media critic Danny Schechter ("the News Dissector") takes us on a sometimes frightening, sometimes humorous journey behind the scenes of the media machine that sold us an invasion and rallied the public to support it." "This innovative and timely book includes the script and full length DVD of Schechter's award-winning and controversial documentary, "WMD" (Weapons of Mass Deception). Book jacket."--Jacket
The crime of our time : why Wall Street is not too big to jail by Danny Schechter( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2006, filmmaker Danny Schechter was denounced as an "alarmist" for his film IN DEBT WE TRUST, which warned of the coming credit crisis. He was labeled a "doom and gloomer" until the economy melted down, vindicating his warnings. His prescient new book, THE CRIME OF OUR TIME, is a hard-hitting investigation that shows how the financial crisis was built on a foundation of criminal activity. To tell this story, Schechter speaks with bankers involved in these activities, respected economists, insider experts, top journalists including Paul Krugman, and even a convicted white-collar criminal, Sam
News dissector : passions, pieces, and polemics, 1960-2000 by Danny Schechter( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counting on democracy : a film( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the disenfranchisement of voters in the 2000 Presidential election and claims that Florida governor Jeb Bush's office tried to bury evidence of the exclusion of tens of thousands of legal voters from the voter rolls
Nelson Mandela : free at last( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains rare clandestine footage smuggled out of South Africa, insightful interviews with the principal players, plus the uncensored and unedited first speech Mandela gave upon his release from prison
Plunder : investigating our economic calamity and the subprime scandal by Danny Schechter( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization & human rights( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary examining the clash between the trend of increasing economic globalization and international human rights advocacy. Investigates the impact of foreign economic influence on gold miners in South Africa, the petroleum industry in Nigeria, the collapse of the economy of Indonesia, child labor abuses in Thailand and the situation in East Timor
South Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Africa. A nation with an unparalleled history of human rights violations; however, today, it moves forward to overcome its horrific past. This program takes us back to the days South Africa took its largest step forward, the days when Apartheid died. Here we see violent protesters waving banners saying "Hang Mandela"; one year later, peaceful demonstrators dance in the streets celebrating Nelson Mandela's victory. Since the ANC's rise to power in 1994, we discover that abuses declined, but difficult times remained. "Apartheid is dead, but its legacy lives on." The new government abolished racial laws and overhauled the police departments, but even today it continues to deal with those guilty of human rights violations. We see excerpts from "Countdown to Freedom" and "Prisoners of Hope"--A documentation of a reunion of former political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, at Robin Island. The now free men used this journey to reflect on their past and to celebrate their collective strength. Lastly, we see an interview with Nelson Mandela's daughter, Makaziwe
The more you watch, the less you know : news wars/(sub)merged hopes/media adventures by Danny Schechter( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The More You Watch, The Less You Know is one journalist's testimony on the demise - and possible resurgence - of truth telling in our time, and how the media really operates and why it doesn't work the way it should
 
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The war in Iraq and why the media failed us
Alternative Names
Danny Schechter American journalist

Danny Schechter americký novinář

Danny Schechter Amerikaans journalist (1942-2015)

Danny Schechter cineasta e produttore televisivo

Danny Schechter journaliste américain

Schechter, Daniel Isaac

Дэнни Шехтер

丹尼·謝克特

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Media wars : news at a time of terrorFalun Gong's challenge to China : spiritual practice or "evil cult"?Embedded--weapons of mass deception : how the media failed to cover the war on IraqThe death of media and the fight to save democracyBarack Obama, people's president : the campaign that changed historyWhen news lies : media complicity and the Iraq WarThe crime of our time : why Wall Street is not too big to jailNews dissector : passions, pieces, and polemics, 1960-2000