Friday, December 14, 2001

Talking Heads Are Men
The White House Project recently released a study analyzing who participates in the high-power Sunday-morning talk shows such as CBS’s Face the Nation, ABC’s This Week, CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, and Fox’s News Sunday. It's a pretty sad showing -- 10% of guests on these shows are women. Then, the weekend after the report was released, the shows gave women even shorter shrift: "Out of the 23 guests appearing on Sunday morning Dec. 9, NBC’s Meet the Press was the only one this week that featured a woman guest. Thus, this Sunday women comprised only four percent of all guest appearances." Just goes to show how few women are given positions of political power and how unbalanced the political talk shows are in their coverage.

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