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A Good Lesson on Aging From 'The Good Wife'

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

By Bryce Kirchoff

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:

Bryce Kirchoff has produced web and social media campaigns for organizations at all levels of the media industry and also has experience launching community engagement initiatives, building websites and crafting social campaigns. He holds a master’s of science degree in New Media Management from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and lives in Los Angeles. Read More
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