Conversations with Allan Wolper


    Allan Wolper talks to Lacey Schwartz

    March 16, 2015

    Lacey Schwartz has written, produced and directed a documentary, Little White Lie, detailing how she grew up as a white, Jewish girl in Woodstock, New York, only to learn in college that her biological father was black and a friend of her mother. Lacey biological father was the late Rodney Parker, a legendary New York City college basketball scout from Brooklyn whose life was captured in a book called Heaven is a Playground. She married an African American man and considers herself a woman of color and retains her Jewish heritage.

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Conversations with Allan Wolper

Allan Wolper is known as a "journalist's journalist." A superb interviewer, reporter, documentary producer and ethics columnist, he has been honored by every journalism medium. Wolper has won over 50 awards, including, television's prestigious Alfred I. duPont/Columbia University Award - the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast news. He won the National Headliner Award for his radio commentaries, and has been honored by The Medill Graduate School of Journalism at Northwestern University, The Pennsylvania State University, the New York Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and the National Press Club for his ethics columns in Editor and Publisher Magazine. Allan Wolper is a Professor of Journalism at Rutgers University in Newark.

Conversations with Allan Wolper is a 7:30 p.m. Tuesday broadcast and On Demand program featuring guests whose ideas are on the cutting edge. Email Allan at

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