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.

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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.

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

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from Screengrab

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