Conversations with Allan Wolper


    Allan Wolper talks to Steven Pagones

    April 20, 2015

    In 1987, Rev. Al Sharpton accused Steven Pagones, then an assistant district attorney in Dutchess County, New York, of being one of six white men who raped Tawana Brawley, an African American teenager. A grand jury, after interviewing 180 witnesses, concluded the rape charges were a hoax. Afterwards Pagones won defamation suits against Sharpton and Brawley. Now he wants them to apologize. Pagones recounts the impact the case had on his life.

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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.

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