chapter  16
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Sexism, ageism, racism and disability

All of the above may make it more difficult to get a job. It shouldn’t, but let’s be realistic. Sadly, there probably isn’t a presenter alive who doesn’t feel that he or she has suffered from one of them. Frequently it is prejudice of such a subtle kind that even the person guilty of it is unaware of it. Networks can always defend themselves by claiming the on-air performers are there because they are ‘the best person for the job’ and it’s ‘what the public wants’.