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A Fox 61 reporter has filed a complaint against her employer – charging age discrimination, and lifting the veil on the industry’s obsession with youth and beauty.
This is nothing new to former news anchor Janet Peckinpaugh, who also filed an age and sex discrimination suit against her former employer, Channel 3 – more than ten years ago. She won a big settlement.
But many wonder – should we be surprised when the often superficial world of TV proves to be only skin deep?
Today, Where We Live, we’ll talk with Peckinpaugh and veteran political reporter Duby McDowell about the reality and legality of the TV news business.