Letters to the Editor

MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013

Vanishing male workers

I’ve been amazed at the number of recent new hires in reporting and reading news and weather reports for Spokane’s network-affiliated TV stations, and also the huge preponderance of females among them. Every day I see a new female face on at least one of the Big Three.

I have not previously noted such a veritable deluge, and it seems clear to me that male TV news staffers are a vanishing breed.

Which reminds me, offhand I can think of a few occupations in which male workers may be in the majority, but none at the retail level of serving the public. Often I wonder what young men are doing to support themselves? Seriously.

Leonard Johnson

Moscow, Idaho

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