Danny Schechter

Danny Schechter is an Emmy Award-winning producer for ABC News, and the author of sixteen books. He’s produced and directed six documentary films about Nelson Mandela.

For his fascinating new Mandela book, Madiba A to Z, Schechter spoke with a wide range of people who knew the former South African president, from his prison cellmates and guards to former presidents, cabinet members and Mandela’s closest friends and family.

Schechter paints an intimate portrait of Nelson Mandela, and wrestles with the same questions Mandela raised: What is forgiveness? What are justice and equality? How long must the long walk to freedom go on before we are free?

In this interview, Schechter provides insights into Nelson Mandela, showing us the man behind the iconic world figure.