The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace




Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace
 1972 | WABC-TV

In this investigative documentary, WABC-TV contrasts institutionalized care for the mentally ill at the Staten Island state school with the highly successful community care and rehabilitation found in other areas of New York. As reported by Geraldo Rivera, this report was exceptionally well done and earns a George Foster Peabody Award for meritorious public service through television.



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