Danny Schechter

Website: www.KenLevine.blogspot.com

Danny Schechter is a television producer and independent filmmaker who also writes and speaks about media issues. He is the author of "Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception" (Prometheus), "Media Wars: News after 9-11" (Roman & Littlefield), "Falun Gong's Challenge to China" (Akashic Books), "The More You Watch, The Less You Know" (Seven Stories Press) and "News Dissector: Passions, Pieces and Polemics" (Electron Press/ Akashic Books). He is the executive editor of the Mediachannel.org, the world's largest online media issues network.

Recent Stories by Danny Schechter

Fox Pulls Plug on Special

Posted July 23, 2014 at 2:41 PM

The Fox Network has scrapped plans for a special that had been lined up for this fall. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the network pulled the plug on its "Jump of the Century," which was expected to......

Nothing to Do After Shark Week? The Hub Network Takes the Wraps Off Bark Week

Posted July 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM

The Hub Network has unveiled its planned follow-up to Discovery's Shark Week. The cable channel announced that its Bark Week will kick off Aug. 17, with a week of programming built around man's best friend, the dog. Bark Week......

Blowout in the Broadcast Ratings

Posted July 23, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Tuesday prime time was no contest in the broadcast ratings, based on Nielsen overnights. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that NBC crushed the competition, with its two-hour "America's Got Talent" more than doubling its closest rival in the key 18-49 demo. "Talent"......

After Discovery's 'Shark Week' Comes 'Bark Week': A Week-Long Event Celebrating Man's Best Friend on the Hub Network, Starting Aug. 17

Posted July 23, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Press release from the Hub Network, July 23, 2014: Fresh off the biting adventures of Discovery’s “Shark Week” comes the Hub Network’s celebration of a furrier creature — dogs. Starting Sunday, August 17 to Friday, August 22, the Network......

Will CBS Keep Colbert's 'Late Show' in New York? Now We Know the Answer -- and the $16 Million Reasons Why

Posted July 23, 2014 at 1:18 PM

CBS made its eagerly anticipated announcement today about whether it will keep its "Late Show" in New York when Stephen Colbert takes over for David Letterman next year, and the answer, the Associated Press reports, is yes. One big......