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News Dissector: Passions, Pieces and Polemics, 1960-2000 Danny Schechter

News Dissector: Passions, Pieces and Polemics, 1960-2000

Danny Schechter

Published June 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781888451207
Paperback
300 pages
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As News Dissector on Boston radio, Danny Schechter literally educated a generation...—Noam ChomskyDanny Schechter, a kind of journalist without borders, has shaken up public broadcasting, among many other media institutions, in the course of hisMoreAs News Dissector on Boston radio, Danny Schechter literally educated a generation...—Noam ChomskyDanny Schechter, a kind of journalist without borders, has shaken up public broadcasting, among many other media institutions, in the course of his career as a self-styled News Dissector and human rights advocate...—The NationNews Dissector brings together Schechter’s writings on human rights, politics, and the media over a span of four decades of activism and reporting, including ten years in radio news reporting and twenty years creating television news and public affairs programs and independent documentaries.These pieces provide a fascinating look at the trajectory of what was once simply called “The Movement” Allen Ginsberg, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Abbie Hoffman, and other figures from the counter-culture and new left come alive in these pages. Schechters run-ins with the FBI and the CIA provide facscinating and often entertaining reading. A large section covers Vietnam during and after the war. Throughout, Schechter exposes the practices and prejudices of the news media and proposes detailed corrective action. The collection also includes pieces of a more personal and sometimes emotional nature-the observations, impressions, and inspirations of a radical journalist. News Dissector is an enlightening book by one of the few journalists to emerge from the alternative media of the 60s and 70s with his politics and principals intact.