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Women & Politics Institute

Sunday Morning Monitor

Each Sunday morning, politicians, pundits, and journalists gather to set the agenda for the coming week's news cycle. These elected officials, candidates, and talking heads crowd the airwaves of the major networks and cable news outlets.

Considering the important and influential role these programs play in establishing political discourse, WPI tracks who sits at the round table. And these numbers make clear, women are few and far between.

May 15, 2016: 22 men and 8 women

CBS's Face the Nation with John Dickerson: 6 men and 3 women

  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (M)
  • Rep. Chris Collins (M)
  • Rep. Peter King (M)
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn (F)
  • Robert Gates (M)
  • Susan Page (F)
  • Jamelle Bouie (M)
  • Julie Pace (F)
  • Michael Gerson (M)

ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos: 6 men and 1 woman

  • Donald Trump (M)
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (M)
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions (M)
  • Dan Balz (M)
  • Rep. Tom Cole (M)
  • Rep. Keith Ellison (M)
  • Alicia Menendez (F)

CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper: 4 men and 3 women

  • Paul Manafort (M)
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (M)
  • Fmr. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton (F)
  • Ana Navarro (F)
  • Fmr. South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer (M)
  • Donna Brazile (F)
  • Sen. Jeff Merkley (M)
Fox News' Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: 6 men and 1 woman
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (M)  
  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp (M)
  • Newt Gingrich (M)
  • Bob Woodward (M) 
  • Brit Hume (M)
  • Amy Walter (F)
  • George Will (M)