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Courier publisher to appear on Geraldo’s radio show


| brennison@queenscourier.com

The publisher of The Queens Courier, Victoria Schneps-Yunis, will join Geraldo Rivera’s radio program on January 6 to discuss the 40th anniversary of his reports on the deplorable conditions for the children at the Willowbrook State School.

It was in 1971 that Schneps, along with members of WORC, the Working Organization for Retarded Children, picketed the school to fight for the rights of Schneps’ daughter Lara and the 5,400 residents at Willowbrook, a Staten Island school for mentally disabled children.

The story took off when Rivera, then a reporter for ABC television, reported on the neglect the children at Willowbrook faced.

Tune in to WABC 770 Friday between 10 a.m. and noon to hear Schneps and Rivera recount the horrors at the school and the work they did to create a better life for the children.