"Exposé of Willowbrook State School" - Geraldo Rivera - WABC-TV

Media History

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"Rivera Sees Bad News From ABC Penalty Pioneering Reporter, TV Execs Call Food Lion Case Rotten for Journalism" - Richard Huff - Daily News


". . .In 1972, to produce his landmark investigative reports, which aired on WABC/Ch. 7, Rivera and his crew slipped into the Staten Island hospital using a stolen key. The end result, of course, was a dramatic story on the horrible living conditions of Willowbrook's inhabitants. This week, ABC News was hit with the multi-million-dollar fine for punitive damages for using tactics not dissimilar to Rivera's though no break-in was involved. . ."

Willowbrook: The Last Disgrace - Geraldo Rivera - WABC-TV