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Schechter, Danny

Overview
Works: 120 works in 298 publications in 4 languages and 8,049 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Production personnel, Narrator, dir
Classifications: DS79.76, 070.449956704430973
Publication Timeline
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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 754 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 )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 683 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 )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falun Gong's challenge to China : spiritual practice or "evil cult"? by Danny Schechter( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embedded--weapons of mass deception : how the media failed to cover the war on Iraq by Danny Schechter( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plunder the crime of our time( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how the financial crisis was built on a foundation of criminal activity, uncovering the connection between the collapse of the housing market and the economic catastrophe that followed. 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 Antar
WMD weapons of mass deception by Danny Schechter( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 375 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
Orwell rolls in his grave( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together an ex-"60-Minutes" producer, a United States congressman, as well as some of the country's leading intellectual voices on the media to examine the mix of business, politics and ideology that is the modern mainstream media. From the very size of the media monopolies and how they got that way to who decides what gets on the air and what doesn't, this film moves through a troubling list of questions and news stories that go unanswered and unreported in the media. Does the corporate media reflect public opinion or create it?
Madiba A to Z : the many faces of Nelson Mandela by Danny Schechter( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 226 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 217 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 195 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 )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 177 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 152 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
Globalization & human rights( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 141 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
News dissector : passions, pieces, and polemics, 1960-2000 by Danny Schechter( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counting on democracy a film( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 110 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 78 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 )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandela in America( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authorized behind-the-scenes look at Nelson Mandela's triumphant visit to the United States. Provides an insider's view of the most memorable public and private moments of his trip and his message on the fight against apartheid
The more you watch, the less you know : news wars/(sub)merged hopes/media adventures by Danny Schechter( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 16 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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Alternative Names
Danny Schechter americký novinář

Danny Schechter cineasta e produttore televisivo

Danny Schechter journaliste américain

Schechter, Daniel Isaac

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 IraqPlunder the crime of our timeThe 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 jail