Conversations with Allan Wolper


    Allan Wolper talks to New York Congressman Charles Rangel

    January 5, 2015

    Charles Rangel: a legacy interview. He has been a congressman representing Harlem and the Bronx for more than 43 years. Congressman Rangel gained national status during the televised House Judiciary Watergate hearings and became the first African American chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rangel became a major figure in black politics when he defeated the late, legendary Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. He recalls Lyndon Baines Johnson's fight to pass the civil rights voting act law, responds in detail to the House Ethics Committee charges against him and discloses the harsh treatment he received from New York City police when he was a teenager in Harlem.

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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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