Danny Schechter, Producer
A television producer and independent filmmaker who also writes and speaks about media issues, Danny Schechter is the author of Media Wars: News at a Time of Terror (Dissecting Media After 9/11), Falun Gong’s Challenge to China (Akashic Press), The More You Watch, The Less You Know (Seven Stories Press), and News Dissector: Passions, Pieces and Polemics (Electron Press). He co-edited Mediaocracy, a book about press coverage of the 2000 election. He is the executive editor of Mediachannel.org, the world’s largest online media issues network. He has produced and directed many TV specials and films, including Falun Gon’s Challenge To China (2000); A Hero For All: Nelson Mandela (1999); Beyond Life: Timothy Leary Lives (1997); Sowing Seeds / Reaping Peace: The World of Seeds of Peaces (1996); Prisoners of Hope (1995, co-directed by Barbara Kopple); and many others. Schecter is also co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision, a New York-based television and film production company now in its 16th year, where he produced 156 editions of the award-winning series South Africa Now and co-produced Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television with Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Schechter has reported from 47 countries, lectured at many schools and universities, and his writing has appeared in leading newspapers and magazines including the The Nation, Newsday, Boston Globe, Columbia Journalism Review, Media Studies Journal, Detroit Free Press, Village Voice, Tikkun and Z.
Faye M. Anderson, Producer
A noted political analyst, Faye M. Anderson is the former national correspondent for PoliticallyBlack.com. During the first Bush administration, Anderson was a political appointee with the Employment Standards Administration of the Department of Labor. Her writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and she was a frequent guest on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. Anderson is a member of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Election Reform Task Force. She served on the steering committee of African-American Unity 2000, a national coalition of 80 grassroots organizations that was responsible for the higher than expected black voter turnout in the 2000 elections. Previously, Anderson was a national vice chairman of the Republican National Committee’s New Majority Council and a member of the boards of the Ripon Society and the Ripon Educational Fund. She formerly served as executive director of the Council of 100, a national network of African American Republicans.