Rivera’s landmark report exposed the negligence and abuse inside an institution that was meant to educate the disabled. Geraldo had previously interviewed the late Michael Jackson on the evening before his 2005 trial and acquittal for child molestations charges.

He is a son of Lillian, a waitress and Cruz "Allen" Rivera, a restaurant worker. Geraldo is an American daytime television talk show hosted by Geraldo Rivera that aired in syndication from September 7, 1987 to June 12, 1998. The series was a production of Investigative News Group and distributed by Tribune Entertainment.For its first three seasons, Paramount Domestic Television served as co-distributor.

Willowbrook State School was a state-supported institution for children with intellectual disabilities located in the Willowbrook neighborhood on Staten Island in New York City from 1947 until 1987.

Rivera, Geraldo 1943– (Gerald Rivera, Gerald Riveria) Personal. Geraldo Rivera was born on July 4, 1943, in New York City, New York, U.S. But, his was one of the more famous ones.

Yes, really. The exposé revealed gruesome conditions and neglected mentally disabled children. Sure, there was a movement already underway and his documentary was one of many.

Geraldo Rivera, in full Gerald Miguel Rivera, (born July 4, 1943, New York City, New York, U.S.), American investigative journalist, talk show host, conservative political commentator, and television personality best known for his sensationalistic reporting and his tendency to include himself in stories.. Rivera was the son of a Puerto Rican father and a Russian Jewish mother.

Geraldo: The story 'branded on my soul' that caused a revolution .

Rivera, Geraldo 1943– (Gerald Rivera, Gerald Riveria) Personal.

One of the ones that helped create chatter and facilitate change. He is a son of Lillian, a waitress and Cruz "Allen" Rivera, a restaurant worker.

Geraldo Rivera was quite instrumental in helping our kids get some of the rights that they have.

Geraldo Rivera broke down in tears Tuesday on an episode of Fox Nation's "Deep Dive" as he recalled the sickening neglect and abuse he exposed at New York's Willowbrook State School back in 1972.

Willowbrook Click to see the complete page on Willowbrook The Last Great Disgrace 1972 Investigative reporter Geraldo Rivera's exposé documentary of the Willowbrook State School.

The last two seasons aired under the title The Geraldo Rivera Show.. Geraldo Rivera was quite instrumental in helping our kids get some of the rights that they have.

Two of the more famous shows were the expose of Pennhurst (here in Chester County) and….Geraldo Rivera’s 1972 expose of Willowbrook in New York.