Before leaving, my colleague Darlene Hill
(with whom I co-produced this documentary, as well as its race relations predecessor The Experiment in Black and White) and I presented an elaborate proposal to our bosses.
We wanted to explore the new democracy of South Africa in a post-apartheid world, from the viewpoints of two Chicago reporters (I am white; Darlene
Sadly, once again, they politely passed.
Board Member/Executive Producer
is a Peabody, Emmy, and Edward R. Murrow award-winning television journalist.
Darlene has been an anchor and reporter at WFLD-TV (FOX) in Chicago since 1994; her duties currently include co-hosting the station's Sunday morning political program.
Both Operation PUSH
and Chicago State University
have also honored Darlene's reporting.
served as co-producer and co-host of the original versions of the nationally acclaimed The Experiment in Black and White and Experiment: Gay and Straight, and she's
eager to reprise those roles for new versions of the documentaries.
is also a co-producer of The Reporters Inc.'s
Reaching for the Rainbow project, currently in production.
Darlene is a graduate of Ohio State University, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the proud mother of two teenagers.
family reside in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood.