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In 1972 television reporter and talk show host Geraldo Rivera, then a budding journalist working for WABC-New York's Eyewitness News, conducted a series of investigations at the Willowbrook State School for the Mentally Retarded, on Staten Island. His work resulted in a televised documentary entitled "Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace" which exposed the deplorable conditions and the rampant abuse and neglect of the residents. The report won a Peabody Award and led to changes in state law and to new standards for the treatment of the mentally disabled across the country, as well as making Rivera a national star. Willowbrook closed in 1987 and the area is now part of the campus of Staten Island College.

From the guide to the Willowbrook Collection, circa 1972-1982, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Warren Mitofsky Papers, undated, 1893-2006 Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
creatorOf Balluck, Dan. "Waikiki" : a 90 minute pilot for ABC / teleplay by Dan Balluck ; story by Robert Janes and Curtis Kenyon. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Hartman, David, 1935-. [Interview with David Hartman] [sound recording] / David Hartman ; [interviewed by] Mort Silverstein, 7/21/98. Syracuse University
referencedIn Radio Broadcasting Collection, 1938-1959 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsRare Book Division
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Steven H. Scheuer Collection of Television Program Scripts, circa 1953-1963 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Davis, Luther. The double life of Henry Phyfe. Who can I tell? University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Cooke, Edwy, 1926-. Correspondence regarding the Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery : Sept. 1960 - July 1961. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
creatorOf Riesner, Dean, 1918-2002. Irwin Shaw's Rich man, poor man. Parts 1-5 / script by Dean Riesner. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Cable News Network. U.S. Atlantic Fleet Video Collection, 1984-1995. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
creatorOf American Broadcasting Company. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1960. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Goldenson, Leonard H. [Interview with Leonard Goldenson] [sound recording] / Leonard Goldenson ; [interviewed by] Jack Kuney, Sarasota, FL, Oct. 4, 1998. Syracuse University
creatorOf George, Denny. Does modern art make sense? : America's town meeting of the air : American Broadcasting Company 4/11/51, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / moderated by Denny George ; featuring Thomas Hart Benton, Stuart Davis, Perry Rathborne ; redacted by Keith Bringe. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Brown, Jim, 1912-1999. Jim Brown papers, 1945-1959. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Pollock, David. A touch of Grace. The reunion / written by David Pollock and Elias Davis. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Robert L. Coe Papers, 1902-1975 and undated, 1925-1968 and undated Mass Media and Culture
referencedIn Edmond Pauker papers, 1898-1960 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America. Records of the radio broadcasts and films of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE), 1941-2002. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Lundgaard, Harriet. Harriet Lundgaard papers, 1923-1958. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hennessee, Judith Adler. Papers, 1970-1999. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Advertising Dept. General files, 1807-1971 (bulk 1917-1965). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn The Radio Entertainers and Announcers Collection, 1937-1945 (Bulk 1942-1943) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Goldenson, Leonard H. Leonard H. Goldenson Collection, 1915-1994. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn League of Women Voters of Tennessee. Papers, 1920-1989. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Beardsley, Irene A., collector. American Women's Himalayan Expedition, Inc. : files, 1974-1984 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Marlowe, Harvey. Famous jury trials. The State versus Tex Jackson and Little Favorito : an American Broadcasting presentation / adapted and directed by Harvey Marlowe. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf American Broadcasting Company. Network advertisers, 1947-1952. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Holt, Robert I. The streets of San Francisco. Story #134. The false magenta / by Robert I. Holt. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Leonard H. Goldenson Collection, 1915-1994 USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
referencedIn Radio broadcasting collection, 1938-1959. Princeton University Library
creatorOf ABC. The look of love [Multimédia multisupport] / ABC, chant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Pauker, Edmond, ca. 1880-1962. Edmond Pauker papers, 1898-1960. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sanders, Marlene. Marlene Sanders papers, 1933-2006. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Willowbrook Collection, circa 1972-1982 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Photographs of motion pictures and television programs, 1915-1999. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Johnny Green papers, 1920-1991. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Scheuer, Steven H. Steven H. Scheuer collection of television program scripts, ca. 1953-1963. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Snow, Hank. I'm movin' on / by Hank Snow ; orch. Tiefenthal. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) Records, Bulk, 1970-1990, 1958-1995 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions archives, 1810-1961. Houghton Library
creatorOf Wesley, Robert. Mr. District Attorney. TV 22B / by Robert Wesley. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Papers, 1919-2001. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
creatorOf ABC. The look of love [Multimédia multisupport] / ABC, chant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Hand, Learned. Learned Hand papers. 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf American Broadcasting Company. Too close for comfort (pilot episode) / written by Arne Sultan and Earl Barret and Brian Cooke. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn American Civil Liberties Union. American Civil Liberties Union Washington, D.C., office records, 1948-1970. Princeton University Library
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Dan Seymour Papers, 1951-1974 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Clark, Dick, 1929-. [Interview with Dick Clark] [sound recording] / Dick Clark ; [interviewed by] David Marc, New York City, 10-27-98. Syracuse University
creatorOf Association for Higher Education. Meet the professor, May 12, 19, 1963 [motion picture]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Elmer Holmes Davis Papers, 1865-1957, (bulk 1946-1955) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Smith, Guy, Rev. The great speckled bird / Rev. Guy Smith ; arr. Co. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf American Broadcasting Company. American Broadcasting Company check list of public interest programs : April, May, June 1948 : regular program series. University of Maryland Libraries
referencedIn Mecklin, John M. (John Martin), 1918-1971. Papers, 1941-1971. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Mauldin, Nat. The vests / written by Nat Mauldin. Columbia College Chicago
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
creatorOf Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932. The Black Horse Troop : march / John Philip Sousa. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn WEED (Radio station : Rocky Mount, N.C.). WEED records, 1932-1970 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1879-1969. Harry Emerson Fosdick Radio Sermons Collection, 1941-1946. Graduate Theological Union, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library
referencedIn Hennessee, Judith Adler. Papers, 1970-1999. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Gypsy Rose Lee papers, 1910-1970 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. Records, 1959-1995, (bulk 1970-1990). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller papers, ca. 1920-1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Denker, Henry. The greatest story ever told [sound recording]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932. The free lance march / John Philip Sousa ; arr. Coffey. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Harriet Lundgaard papers, 1923-1958 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Woods, Mark, 1901-. Reminiscences of Mark Woods : oral history, 1951. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Kenneth Andrews papers, 1946-1988 Baker Library, Harvard Business School
creatorOf Parker, Rod. I do, I don't. The divorce / written by Rod Parker. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf American Broadcasting Company. Gloria Parker. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Sanders, Marlene. Papers, 1970. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Phyl Garland Collection, circa 1952-2005, bulk 1972-1990. Indiana University, Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC)http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc
referencedIn National Lawyers Guild Records, 1936-1999 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Television Press Kit Collection, 1966-2002, 1981-1996 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Yates, William Robert, 1929-. Reminiscences of William Robert Yates : oral history, [197-?]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Elmer Holmes Davis papers, 1865-1957 (bulk 1946-1957). Library of Congress
creatorOf Smith, Leonard B. (Leonard Bingley), 1915-2002. Hail Detroit / LB Smith. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Mass communications ephemera collection, 1930-1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Warren Mitofsky Papers, undated, 1893-2006 Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Coe, Robert L., 1902-1975. Robert L. Coe papers, 1902-1975 (bulk 1925-1968 and undated) University of Maryland Libraries
creatorOf American Broadcasting Company. Correspondence, 1965, from Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Eli A. Rubinstein papers, 1950-1995 Center for the History of Psychology
referencedIn WGST (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.). WGST Radio records, 1928-1976. Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech
creatorOf Miller, Marvin Elliot, 1913-1985. Papers 1928-1984, (bulk, 1931-1970). Thousand Oaks Public Library, Grant R. Brimhall Library
referencedIn Milton Caniff Collection, 1805-2007, 1910-1988 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
referencedIn Berkman, Ted. Ted Berkman papers, 1942-1948. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Sam Reiss Photographs - Part II: Photographic Prints, Bulk, 1950-1975, Circa 1930-1975 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Sosnik, Harry, 1906-1996. Papers, 1920-1995. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Dunlop, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1909-1995. Papers, 1947-1991. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Seminar: American Civilization on the American Broadcasting Network records, 1952-1953. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
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associatedWith American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. corporateBody
associatedWith American Broadcasting Network. Public Affairs Department corporateBody
associatedWith American Civil Liberties Union. corporateBody
correspondedWith Andrews, Kenneth, 1916-2005 person
correspondedWith Balanchine, George. person
associatedWith Beardsley, Irene A. person
associatedWith Berkman, Ted. person
associatedWith Brown, Jim, 1912-1999. person
associatedWith Campus, Michael. person
associatedWith Clark, Dick, 1929- person
associatedWith Coe, Robert L., 1902-1975. person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. person
associatedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
associatedWith Dunlop, Robert G. (Robert Galbraith), 1909-1995. person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Advertising Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Eli A. Rubinstein person
associatedWith Fetter, Theodore H. person
associatedWith Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1879-1969. person
associatedWith Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 person
associatedWith Garland, Phyl person
associatedWith Goldenson, Leonard H. person
associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Hall, Roger G. person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Hartman, David, 1935- person
associatedWith Hennessee, Judith Adler. person
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith League of Women Voters of Tennessee. corporateBody
associatedWith Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970 person
associatedWith Lundgaard, Harriet person
associatedWith Lundgaard, Harriet. person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Mauldin, Nat. person
associatedWith Mecklin, John M. (John Martin), 1918-1971. person
associatedWith Miller, Marvin Elliot, 1913-1985. person
associatedWith Milton Caniff person
associatedWith Mitofsky, Warren J. person
associatedWith National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. corporateBody
associatedWith National Lawyers Guild corporateBody
associatedWith Pauker, Edmond, ca. 1880-1962. person
associatedWith Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Reiss, Sam. person
associatedWith Rivera, Geraldo. person
correspondedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Sanders, Marlene. person
associatedWith Scheuer, Steven H. person
associatedWith Smith, Guy, Rev. person
associatedWith Smith, Leonard B. (Leonard Bingley), 1915-2002. person
associatedWith Snow, Hank. person
associatedWith Sosnik, Harry, 1906-1996 person
associatedWith Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932. person
associatedWith United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America. corporateBody
correspondedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith WEED (Radio station : Rocky Mount, N.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith WGST (Radio station : Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Wheatly, Robert. person
associatedWith Willowbrook State School. corporateBody
associatedWith Woods, Mark, 1901- person
associatedWith Yates, William Robert, 1929- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Television advertising
Journalism
People with disabilities--Abuse of--United States
Radio, television, film
People with disabilities--Institutional care--United States
Investigative reporting
Public service radio programs
Journalists--United States
Radio advertising
Public affairs radio programs
Activism and social reform
Occupation
Journalists
Function
Investigative reporting
Publishers

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