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Radio Smart Talk for Tuesday, April 16:
Marilyn Van Derbur was Miss America in 1958. Ms. Van Derbur came from a well known and highly respected family in Denver, Colorado. For years after winning her title, she appeared on numerous television programs and became one of the nation's best known and most requested speakers.
But Marilyn Van Derbur had a secret -- one that she didn't reveal publicly for decades. She had been sexually violated by her father from the time she was five years old until she was 18.
In her best-selling book -- Miss America by Day -- Van Derbur describes how the sexual abuse affected almost every facet of her life both physically and mentally.
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Marilyn Van Derbur appears on Tuesday's Radio Smart Talk to discuss her life and sexual abuse.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is designed to bring attention to and promote a discussion on sexual assault.
Also joining the conversation will be Laura Palumbo, Prevention Campaign Specialist with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center; Kristen Houser, Vice President of Communications & Development with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape; and Jennifer Storm, the Executive Director of the Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance Program, author of three books and a rape survivor.
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