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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 19, 2017: 25 men and 5 women

NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd: 5 men and 2 women

  • White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus (M) 
  • Fmr. Head of the CIA Leon Panetta (M) 
  • Sen. John McCain (M) 
  • David Brooks (M) 
  • Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (F) 
  • Hugh Hewitt (M) 
  • Amy Walter (F)

CBS's Face the Nation with John Dickerson7 men and 0 women

  • White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus (M) 
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (M)
  • Sen. Devin Nunes (M)
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (M)
  • Tom Donilon (M) 
  • Bob Woodward (M) 
  • Jeffrey Goldberg (M)

ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos: 4 men and 0 women
*Hosted by Jonathan Karl

  • Rand Paul (M)
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (M) 
  • Corey Lewandowski (M)
  • Robby Mook (M)

CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper: 4 men and 2 women
*Hosted by Jim Sciutto

  • Gov. John Kasich (M) 
  • Sen. Robert Menendez (M) 
  • James Jones (M) 
  • Rick Santorum (M) 
  • Fmr. State Sen. Nina Turner (F) 
  • Amanda Carpenter (F) 
  • Jason Kander (M)
  • White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus (M) 
  • Rush Limbaugh (M) 
  • Karl Rove (M) 
  • Mo Elleithee (M) 
  • Charles Lane (M) 
  • Kimberley Strassel (F)