Conversations with Allan Wolper


    Allan Wolper talks to Gridlock Sam Schwartz

    February 23, 2015

    Sam Schwartz is known worldwide as Gridlock Sam, a nickname the media gave him for his role in coining the term, Gridlock. As New York City's traffic commissioner in the 1980's, he designed transportation plans for numerous crowded corners across The Big Apple. He is a columnist for New York's Daily News, where he reminds motorists whether they are tempting fate and a traffic ticket by parking on the wrong side of the street. His company, Sam Schwartz Engineering, devised the transportation plan for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the trolley system in Aruba.

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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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