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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 22, 2016: 21 men and 6 women

NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd: 3 men and 2 women

  • Fmr. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton (F)
  • Alex Castellanos (M)
  • Robert Draper (M)
  • Helene Cooper (F)
  • Mark Cuban (M)

CBS's Face the Nation with John Dickerson: 5 men and 1 woman

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (M)
  • Anthony Salvanto (M)
  • Ed O'Keefe (M)
  • Molly Ball (F)
  • Ezra Klein (M)
  • Ramesh Ponnuru (M)

ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos: 3 men and 2 women

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (M)
  • Matthew Dowd (M)
  • Cokie Roberts (F)
  • Donna Brazile (F)
  • Bill Kristol (M)

CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper: 6 men and 1 woman

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (M)
  • Fmr. Massachusetts Gov. William Weld (M)
  • Rep. Peter King (M)
  • Rep. Xavier Becerra (M)
  • S.E. Cupp (M)
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn (F)
  • Bill Press (M)
Fox News' Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: 4 men and 1 woman
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions (M)  
  • Brit Hume (M)
  • Kristin Powers (F)
  • Michael Needham (M) 
  • Juan Williams (M)