Search the Archive

Supreme Court / Mentally Retarded #63908

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 07, 1980
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(No location given) Supreme Court case with regard to treatment of mentally retarded reported Pennhurst State Hospital, Pennsylvania, named as defendant. Conditions at Pennhurst in past and currently described. [Attorney for Pennhurst patients David FER1ZGER - comments.] [Parents of former Pennhurst patient William and Marrion CARANFA - talk about bad treatment given their son.] [Former patient Abe ZLOTNIKOFF - is happy not to be in Pennhurst.] [Pennsylvania Secretary of Welfare Helen O'BANNON - comments.]

Donaldson, Sam;
O'Brien, Tim

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.