The More You Watch the Less You Know
The news media provide less and less information and more and more “infotainment” and a steady diet of the trial of the century, sexcapade of the year and multiple car crash of the week. It is fluff over matter. And it is all served up by the “prettiest hair on the air,” as Schechter calls the anchors.
Interview by David Barsamian.
Recorded at the Taos Talking Picture Festival.
Danny Schechter was an important figure in progressive broadcast journalism. He won two Emmys while working at 20/20. He was Executive Producer of Globalvision, which produced the highly-acclaimed public TV series South Africa Now and Rights & Wrongs. He is the author of The More You Watch the Less You Know. He passed away in 2015.