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Lest We Forget

This is a preview of a 28-minute documentary made in 1972 by Executive Producer, Albert T. Primo and correspondent Geraldo Rivera. Shocking and distressing, it is hard to imagine that people were treated in such a way in very recent history. This can never happen again!!
Focusing on the Willowbrook Institution located in Staten Island (one of the boroughs of NYC), NY, this film was one of the first exposés ever done on local television. As a result of this program airing on WABC-TV, the manner of treating people with disabilities was forever changed.
Streaming, download and DVD of this entire film is available on

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