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Women & Politics Institute


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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 17, 2015: 31 men and 9 women

NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd: 6 men and 2 women

  • Tom Costello (M)
  • Robert Sumwalt (M)
  • Sen. Cory Booker (M)
  • Sen. Rand Paul (M)
  • David Axelrod (M)
  • Helene Cooper (F)
  • Sara Fagen (F)
  • Tom Friedman (M)

CBS's Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: 7 men and 1 woman

  • Gov. Scott Walker (M)
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (M)
  • Robert Gates (M)
  • Robert Sumwalt (M)
  • Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (M)
  • David Ignatius (M)
  • Peggy Noonan (F)
  • Frank Rich (M)

ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos: 5 men and 3 women

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (M)
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein (F)
  • Robert Sumwalt (M)
  • Michael Morrell (M)
  • Matthew Dowd (M)
  • Jonathan Karl (M)
  • Ana Navarro (F)
  • Cokie Roberts (F)

CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley 8 men and 1 woman

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (M)
  • Rep. Paul Ryan (M)
  • David Hume Kennerly (M)
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (M)
  • Rep. Ryan Zinke (M)
  • Robert Sumwalt (M)
  • S.E. Cupp (F)
  • John Stanton (M)
  • Mo Elleithee (M)

Fox News' Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: 5 men and 2 women

  • Robert Sumwalt (M)
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (M)
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser (F)
  • Brit Hume (M)
  • Kirsten Powers (F)
  • Karl Rove (M)
  • Juan Williams (M)