Sunday Morning Panels: Mostly Males Need Apply

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By Betsy Rothstein

Today we check in with the Sunday morning political talk shows to see how many ding dongs will appear on the programs to assess the male-female ratios. As usual, NBC’s Chris Matthews always rolls in with a solid two females on his panel. The others are not always so consistent, but this week they have a decent turnout.

NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show”: 2

Guests: John Heilemann, New York magazine; Howard Fineman, HuffPost; Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News; and Trish Regan, Bloomberg.

CBS’s “Face the Nation” With Bob Schieffer: 2 

Newt Gingrich, Michelle Rhee, Hedrick Smith, author, Bob Woodward, WaPo, Mark Zandi, economist. (Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) will be one of the main guests appearing on the program.)

CNN’s Reliable Sources With Howie Kurtz: 2

Ana Marie Cox, The Guardian, Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports, Darrell Hammond, and Chrystia Freeland, Reuters.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” With David Gregory: 1

Ralph Reed, Chuck Todd, Katty Kay, BBC, Richard Engle, and Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell.

ABC’s “This Week” With George Stephanopoulos: 2

Haley Barbour, Howard Dean, Donna Brazile, ABC News Contributor, Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political Analyst, and Politico‘s Maggie Haberman.