Added screening of "WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception" (with Danny Schechter!) on Sat., Aug. 21

Posted by Mitchell - August 17, 2004 (entry 224)

Chicago Media Action hosts a screening of a new film by by media producer and activist Danny Schechter--"WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception"--about the media and the war in Iraq.

Place: No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago
Date: Saturday, August 21
Time: 8pm (doors open at 7pm)

A donation at the door is requested. Danny Schechter is scheduled to be present after the screening.

Learn more about the film at the film's website (which includes a trailer narrated by Tim Robbins):

This film will also be shown twice at the Chicago Underground Film Festival (held at the Three Penny Cinema, 2424 N. Lincoln) on August 19 and 24; more screening details are available online at

Danny Schechter, the news dissector, is a longtime media producer. He has worked at CNN and ABC's 20/20, and has worked with the film company Globalvision ( He is a prolific writer, and author; he writes the news dissector web log at the Mediachannel website (, and in many books, including "Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception".

Update: Danny Schechter gave CMA a mention in his blog for August 18.

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