Danny Schechter and Ronnie Kasrils discuss Danny’s time in apartheid South Africa

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Ronnie Kasrils pays tribute to Danny Schechter, who died 19 March 2015.

An amazing human being, dedicated to the cause of a better world, activist in many fields, especially the media, both radio and TV. A militant student during the Civil Rights Movement in the USA, activist and opponent of the American war against the people of Vietnam, friend of Cuba, and long time militant supporter of the South African liberation movement. This cause he espoused continuously over the years commencing with his clandestine mission into the country in 1967 when he distributed leaflets in the Durban area and had some amazing stories to relate as a result.

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RIP Danny Schechter, "The News Dissector," Author, TV Producer, Made Six Films on Nelson Mandela

Known for his work chronicling the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa since the 1960s, Danny Schechter has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 72.

Schechter got his start as "The News Dissector" in 1970 at WBCN-FM in Boston. He went on to become a prolific television producer who won two Emmys. He was executive editor of MediaChannel.org, co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision production company, and the author of twelve books, including The More You Watch, The Less You Know.

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Danny Schechter, the News Dissector, Dies in NYC at 72

From: http://www.alternet.org/danny-schechter-news-dissector-dies-nyc-72

Independent filmmaker. Author. Blogger. Media Critic.

By Don Hazen / AlterNet

March 19, 2015

Danny Schechter, one of America’s best known, most talented, and effective progressive leaders renowned for his activism, and ground-breaking media making, died Thursday, March 19th in New York City, of pancreatic cancer.

Known as the “News Dissector” from his days at Boston radio station WBCN, Schechter was truly a renaissance progressive -- with a long list of achievements and creative endeavors.

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