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A Good Lesson on Aging From ‘The Good Wife’

The hit show's lawyers take sensitivity training to combat ageism


We know discrimination is wrong — but when older people are victims of stereotyping, our society often turns a blind eye. Maybe that’s changing, though.

A recent episode of CBS’s The Good Wife addressed ageism head-on, featuring a story line that brought sensitivity training to the fictional Lockhart, Agos and Lee law firm. The interactive session (clip below) was precipitated by Howard Lyman (portrayed by Jerry Adler), an attorney at the firm who was fed up with ageist remarks and cruel practical jokes from his younger colleagues.

See if you find it as thought-provoking as we did:

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