Michael Schneider

Guest/Host, Screengrab, The Spin-off

With more than 25 years of experience covering the TV business, Michael Schneider often appears on news and entertainment shows as a television expert. He is now a senior editor for Variety. He previously worked as the executive editor at Indiewire, and before that, spent five years as chief content officer for TV Guide magazine. He's also a former television editor of Variety and Daily Variety, and the LA Bureau Chief of Electronic Media. He blogs at Franklin Avenue. Schneider is also co-host of KCRW’s weekly TV segment, Screengrab.

Michael Schneider on KCRW

It was widely known that NBC News refused to air Ronan Farrow's reporting on Harvey Weinstein, but Farrow's new book explains just how bad things were.

A bad look for the leaders of NBC News

It was widely known that NBC News refused to air Ronan Farrow's reporting on Harvey Weinstein, but Farrow's new book explains just how bad things were.

from Screengrab

This week, Disney Plus posted a super long Twitter thread listing all the content that'll come with its streaming service next month.

The battle for the kids

This week, Disney Plus posted a super long Twitter thread listing all the content that'll come with its streaming service next month.

from Screengrab

We're about a month away from the arrivals of Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus--with even more services to come after that.

Streaming wars heat up as Disney says no to Netflix ads

We're about a month away from the arrivals of Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus--with even more services to come after that.

from Screengrab

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