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With TV demanding programs aimed at younger people, do the writers have to be young to know young? Twenty-eight writers have signed onto a class-action suit that accusing networks, producers and agents of discriminating against veteran professionals when they reach 40. We spoke with three people involved in the suit including the lead attorney, an agent with the talent firm named, and writer Jay Moriarty, as well as other Larry Gelbart, other TV writers and producers and a representative of the Screen Actors Guild. (Originally heard on Which Way, L.A.? October 27.)
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