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

'GMA' Names a New Co-Host

Posted April 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM

ABC's top-ranked morning show "Good Morning America" is reaching into its own ranks to find its newest co-host. Joining Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos as a co-host will be Lara Spencer, EW.com reports. "Spencer has been on the show......

'Saturday Night Live' Plans Three-Hour Anniversary Special

Posted April 18, 2014 at 1:29 PM

NBC's late-night sketch comedy institution "Saturday Night Live" is planning a three-hour special to celebrate its anniversary. EW.com reports that the special will honor 40 years on the air next February. "The live special honoring the late-night sketch series......

Could the 'Other' Jimmy Become King of Late-Night? Special 'Kimmel' Installment Shakes Up the Rankings

Posted April 18, 2014 at 1:21 PM

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" got a ratings boost Thursday night from a special episode that rode the coattails of the network's high-rated "Scandal" season finale. "For the first time since Jimmy Fallon took over 'The Tonight Show' this year,......

CBS Series Finale Sinks to the Show's Lowest Rating of All Time

Posted April 18, 2014 at 12:07 PM

A CBS prime-time series ended its run Thursday night, and the show's final episode failed to even match the ratings for its lead-in, the series' second-to-last episode. Based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo, the finale of......

ABC Family Orders Paranormal Crime Project

Posted April 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

ABC Family is greenlighting a project described as a paranormal crime procedural drama. Deadline.com reports that the cable net gave a pilot order to "Stitchers," written by Jeffrey A. Schechter ("Overruled"). "'Stitchers' follows a young woman recruited into a......