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Sunday, March 22, 2015

The News Dissector

Danny Schechter, known as the News Dissector when he worked in radio, later winner of two news Emmys for his work in TV, died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at age 72. Schechter was also an author and human rights activist who was a close confidant of Nelson Mandela, writing the definitive biography and making six movies about him. When Mandela died in December, 2013, I had this conversation with Schechter about him.