Friday, June 1, 2007
Katie Flynn family to appear on Oprah show
Oprah Winfrey will lead off her show tomorrow with the death of 7-year-old Katie Flynn on the Meadowbrook Parkway nearly two years ago.
A drunken driver going the wrong way ran head-on into a limousine carrying Katie, a flower girl, killing her and driver Stanley Rabinowitz and seriously injuring the girl's grandparents, Chris and Denise Tangney, as they were returning to Long Beach.
The show, titled "Lifesaving Lessons from Families Like Yours," is scheduled on WABC-TV at 4 p.m. tomorrow. It will feature the Tangneys and Katie's parents, Neil and Jennifer Flynn, all of whom were flown to Chicago to tape their segment in a studio.
On Tuesday the Flynns spoke up in support of a proposed state law that prosecutors say would bolster their chances of putting drunken drivers who seriously hurt or kill people behind bars.