David Schechter

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Here's the Trailer for WFAA's Full-length Documentary about the Recovery in West, Texas

    The one-year anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is a couple weeks away, and will no doubt bring with it some thoughtful coverage from various media outlets around town. Among that coverage, we now know, will be an hour-long documentary from WFAA, which will ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    After a Six-Decade Marriage, DMN and WFAA Call it Quits

    The decades-long alliance between the city's best local news station and its only daily newspaper is over. NBC 5 reported yesterday that it has teamed up with The Dallas Morning News and that the two outlets "will join together on important content like weather, politics and breaking news" in print ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Bryce Reed, a West EMT Whose Best Friend Died in Blast, Arrested for Having "Destructive Device" [Updated]

    Updated below. Original story, 10:05 a.m.: An EMT and incident commander with West Emergency Medical Services was arrested early this morning on charges of possessing a "destructive device," multiple media outlets are reporting. Bryce Reed, 31, is in federal custody. There are two different inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    If You Fight With a Cop, Why Shouldn't the Cop Shoot You?

    In Anna Merlan's coverage of the disturbance last night at Dixon and Bourquin streets about a mile and a half southeast of Fair Park, one particular scenario leapt out. People in the crowd defended the man who was shot to death by police after a running fight with the officer who shot him. Their def ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    What's Going On at Dallas Farmers Market?

    I've spent the better part of the morning trying to find out some answers to the myriad questions raised by last night's Channel 8 piece regarding the fate of Dallas Farmers Market. David Schechter points out: The city has said that the downtown was expected to lose $137,000 during FY2009-10 -- as e ... More >>

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    Celebrity Justice

    In Steve Buscemi's latest, the journalist-star sit-down is an interview between vampires