Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Morning TV: Same Time, Same Place, Same Guests

In this New York Times article, Jennifer Steinhauer doesn't directly address why so few women appear on the Sunday morning public affairs television programs.  But her analysis of who does appear, and the egregious repetition of guests, explains at least in part why so few women are invited to be on the shows.  One example:  Senator John McCain has appeared on at least one or more of the shows on 60 Sundays since 2010.  On "Face the Nation" alone, McCain has appeared more often than any other person, Steinhauer reports.  It's a classic example of the insiderish, Washington echo chamber that keeps discussion going in a circle because of the lack of diversity of the conversation's participants.

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