Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

FEMINIST WIRE NEWSBRIEFS

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs

May-15-07

Sunday Morning Talk Shows Lack Women and Minority Guests, Study Finds

According to a new report released by Media Matters for America, the guests on Sunday morning talk television shows -- which garner some 12 million viewers every week -- are predominately white men. Media Matters, a media watchdog group, studied the 2005 and 2006 guest lists of NBC's Meet the Press, ABC's This Week, CBS' Face the Nation, and Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday. On average, men outnumbered women by a 4-to-1 ratio.

The lack of minority guests was even more striking, with nearly seven white guests for every guest of any other race. African-American guests averaged 9 percent of the total guests over the two years. Latinos fared even worse, making up only 1 percent of the guests on Sunday shows. The top-rated show -- Meet the Press -- had the least diversity of all, with the highest percentage of male guests, and nearly the most white.

The report, released Monday, trails on the heels of another study released last week by Media Matters for America that documented the lack of women and minorities in nightly news programs.

Media Resources: Media Matters for America “Sunday Shutout: The Lack of Gender & Ethnic Diversity on the Sunday Morning Talk Shows” 05/14/07


© Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms. magazine

If you liked this story, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Ms. magazine.

 

 

Send to a Friend
Their
Your
Comments
(optional)


More Feminist News

4/24/2014 Mississippi Governor Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban Into Law - Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a bill into law yesterday that bans abortion 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, effectively at only 18 weeks. "With the women and families of their state facing extreme poverty, unacceptable rates of maternal mortality, and skyrocketing teen pregnancy, Mississippi's elected officials have more than enough real work to do to bolster women's well-being in their state," said Nancy Northrup, CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in a statement. . . .
 
4/23/2014 Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban - The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a Michigan state constitutional ban on affirmative action for women and minorities in public education, employment, and contracting. The decision in Schuette v. . . .
 
4/22/2014 US Ranks 16th in 2014 Social Progress Index - The Social Progress Imperative recently released its 2014 Social Progress Index, ranking the United States in 16th place among 132 countries. Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, a Republican who led the report team, told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that he was surprised by the ranking. . . .