Danny Schechter

American television producer, filmmaker, and media critic (1942-2015)
Danny Schechter during a radio-interview, June 2007, Ilmenau, Germany

Danny Schechter (June 27, 1942 – March 19, 2015) was an American television producer, independent filmmaker, blogger, and media critic. He wrote and lectured about the media in the US and worldwide. He was known for his documentaries about Nelson Mandela. Schechter was born in The Bronx, New York.

Schechter died in Manhattan, New York from pancreatic cancer, aged 72.[1]


  1. "RIP Danny Schechter, "The News Dissector," Author, TV Producer, Made Six Films on Nelson Mandela". Democracy Now!. March 20, 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.