TV's Aryan sisterhood.

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Aug. 21 2007 6:26 PM

TV's Aryan Sisterhood

They know only one hair color: blonder!

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On Wednesday, Fox premieres a new scripted reality show called Anchorwoman, which "follows the trials and tribulations of buxom blonde Lauren Jones" as she learns the ropes of broadcast journalism. Jones has no journalistic experience, but she does have one thing in common with many female broadcasters: blond hair. In February 2006, Jack Shafer reported that blondes dominate the TV news airwaves in numbers far beyond their proportions in the population.

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