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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.

February 16, 2014: 27 men and 13 women

NBC's Meet the Press with David Gregory: 6 men and 2 women

  • Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (M)
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn (M)
  • Bill Nye (M)
  • Richard Engel (M)
  • Chuck Todd (M)
  • Julie Pace (F)
  • David Axelrod (M)
  • Nicolle Wallace (F)

CBS's Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: 10 men and 2 women

  • Fmr. Rep. Jim DeMint (M)
  • Gov. Pat McCrory (M)
  • J. Marshall Shepard (M)
  • Bob Woodward (M)
  • Jennifer Rubin (F)
  • Neera Tanden (F)
  • John Harris (M)
  • David Sanger (M)
  • Howard Bragman (M)
  • Cyd Zeigler (M)
  • Donte Stallworth (M)
  • Jarrett Bell (M)

ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos: 7 men and 5 women

  • Gov. Pat McCrory (M)
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti (M)
  • Kevin Spacey (M)
  • Heidi Cullen (F)
  • Rebecca Jarvis (F)
  • Peggy Noonan (F)
  • Jonathan Karl (M)
  • Alicia Menendez (F)
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel (F)
  • Pete Thamel (M)
  • Cyd Zeigler (M)
  • Chris Kluwe (M)

CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley: 5 men and 1 woman

  • Sen. John McCain (M)
  • Steve Forbes (M)
  • Austan Goolsbee (M)
  • Margie Omero (F)
  • Corey Dade (M)
  • Kevin Madden (M)

Fox News' Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: 7 men and 2 women

  • Fmr. Gov. Ted Strickland (M)
  • Karl Rove (M)
  • Sen. Mike Lee (M)
  • Rep. Xavier Becerra (M)
  • Girard Senahi (M)
  • George Will (M)
  • Kirsten Powers (F)
  • Kimberley Strassel (F)
  • Charles Lane (M)