There will need to be about four shows like that to get the gender equation so far this month to be equal. At present, men are still in the lead. When I was covering, for example, Diane's show, I'd get excited when Diane would do a show like the one above where she'd have six women guests. And then I'd notice how quickly she returned to one and two women guests.
So I don't get excited about things like that anymore.
I'd love to be wrong about Tell Me More. I was hoping, before I started tracking it, that it would be the show to book an equal number of men and women. I thought Michel Martin, the host, did a great job. But when you follow the daily exclusion of women, you grow more and more disenchanted.
I'll spare you pregnancy news except to note that cold weather just makes me even more sleepy.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"