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

For the first time in 30 years, KROQ 106.7 FM is under new management, which fired morning host Kevin Ryder of “Kevin & Bean” fame.

KROQ was an alt-music leader for decades. Now it faces big changes, loses listeners

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Over the past week, the TV industry moved quickly to first get rid of live audiences at late night tapings and game shows. Now those productions have been shut down altogether.

Coronavirus and TV industry: uncharted waters, plus streaming recommendations

Over the past week, the TV industry moved quickly to first get rid of live audiences at late night tapings and game shows. Now those productions have been shut down altogether.

from Screengrab

Following the cancelation of the music festival South by Southwest, other industry events are taking precautions.

Coronavirus and TV industry: fewer live audiences, Upfronts, Emmy events

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from Screengrab

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