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In 1972, investigative reporter Geraldo Rivera used a stolen key to secretly enter the now infamous Staten Island's Willowbrook State School, where he documented how disabled children were left living in conditions of deplorable neglect, all of them filthy, unhealthy, and infected with hepatitis. Now, 25 years after the shocking investigation, host Danny Aiello revisits the incident, remembering the over 5,000 children who were living in the facility at the time and focusing on three former residents, to see how the effects of the institution have been felt by families and friends of patients as well. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi