Those women at KMBC complaining that they were demoted (11/15, A-1, “KMBC hit by gender lawsuit”) don’t seem to know TV is an entertainment industry. They got on TV in the first place because they were the pretty one, not necessarily because they were the best journalists.
I was in broadcasting for 25 years and saw a lot of better-qualified reporters, male and female, passed over for eye candy. Providing the whole package is the job.
Using youth, then finding somebody new, is what the entertainment industry does. It’s why we don’t have to fear what the Victoria’s Secret catalog will look like in 20 years and why George Brett isn’t still playing third base for the Royals.
When someone can’t deliver everything they were hired for, it’s time to show some class and move on.