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Schechter, Danny

Overview
Works: 110 works in 313 publications in 5 languages and 8,046 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  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 776 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 685 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and German and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plunder the crime of our time( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 498 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
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 493 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 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WMD weapons of mass deception by Danny Schechter( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were two wars going on in Iraq. One was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs and a mighty military force. The other was fought alongside it, with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists and propaganda techniques. One war was rationalised as an effort to find and disarm Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), the other was carried out by what many considered to be even more powerful WMDs - Weapons of Mass Deception. This film is Danny Schechter's examination of what he saw as patriotic correctness, bias and "militainment" aspects of the coverage of the war in Iraq, and the role of the United States government and its associates and sympathisers in the tone and content of this reporting
Orwell rolls in his grave( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 275 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 idealogy 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 )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 249 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 192 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 178 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 154 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 138 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counting on democracy a film( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 107 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 75 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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandela in America( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 46 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 )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2011 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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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 terrorPlunder the crime of our timeFalun 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 jail