I’m so grateful that WISN Channel 12 (ABC) in Milwaukee reports news that’s important and relevant, no matter where they find it. This morning they reported this piece about Jennifer Livingston who reports the news for CBS WKBT.
Jennifer Livingston received an email from some viewer who truly is an idiot in the making. He obviously is NOT a baby boomer, or he would have remembered the lawsuit that a national news anchor brought against a network when she was fired because she started to look “old” yet they didn’t seem to mind male announcers who they felt look “distinguished” when their temples started to grey.
In those days there was no Facebook, Twitter or social media. To voice your outrage, you had to write or call television stations or newspapers and trust me, the national network certainly heard it from enough people to change their position. I guess getting sued didn’t help any. If I remember that little move they tried to make help shape discrimination in the workplace laws.
Back on track, it’s the video (4:35) that really drives the message home. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.