AARP joins ageism suit

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AARP -- the largest organization representing retired and older Americans -- has
joined 50 TV writers suing nearly all of the major broadcast networks, studios and
talent agencies for alleged age discrimination.

There are 23 class-action suits pending in California state court filed by TV
writers age 40 and older.

The plaintiffs are seeking $200 million in damages.

The writers said they have been "gray-listed" in violation of prohibitions
against age discrimination in hiring.