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Claire Shipman and Katty Kay Discuss The Confidence Code with The Atlantic

Claire Shipman and Katty Kay spoke to an audience at Sixth & I Monday evening about their book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know, which is also the cover story of The Atlantic’s May issue. In it, Shipman and Kay argue that women still lag behind in terms of both earnings and workplace leadership because they are less confident than men.

The conversation was moderated by Atlantic Editor-in-Chief James Bennet.

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Atlantic Cover: Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

Here’s your long read of the day folks: BBC’s Katty Kay and ABC’s Claire Shipman‘s revealing and thoroughly interesting look at “The Confidence Gap”:

“Katty got a degree from a top university, speaks several languages, and yet had spent her life convinced that she just wasn’t intelligent enough to compete for the most-prestigious jobs in journalism. She still entertained the notion that her public profile in America was thanks to her English accent, which surely, she suspected, gave her a few extra IQ points every time she opened her mouth.

Claire found that implausible, laughable really, and yet she had a habit of telling people she was “just lucky”—in the right place at the right time—when asked how she became a CNN correspondent in Moscow while still in her 20s. And she, too, for years, routinely deferred to the alpha-male journalists around her, assuming that because they were so much louder, so much more certain, they just knew more. She subconsciously believed that they had a right to talk more on television. But were they really more competent? Or just more self-assured?”

Read the whole thing here.

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

We haven’t done this in awhile, so we’re checking in on the Sunday morning political talk show roundtables to see how females are fairing and how many schlongs they’re planning to have on this week.

Let’s have a look.

ABC’s “This Week”: 3

Two roundtables. Guests include: Reps. Mike Rogers and Eliot Engel; ABC News’ George Will; ABC News’ and CNN’ Christiane Amanpour; Donna Brazile, ABC News Contributor; Steve Brill, TIME Contributor, Steve Rattner, MSNBC “Morning Joe” regular, and former counselor to the Treasury Secretary; and Kimberly Strassel, columnist for WSJ.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” With Bob Schieffer: 3

There isn’t a journalist/pundit panel per say, but it looks to be: National Journal‘s Nancy Cook, WaPo‘s Scott Wilson and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson. Female guests also include a former FBI senior profiler, Mary Ellen O’Toole and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

PBS’ Washington Week With Gwen Ifill (airs live Friday night at 8 p.m.): 2

Guests include The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball, WaPo‘s Sari Horwitz, CNBC and NYT‘s John Harwood, and NYT‘s David Sanger.

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: 2

Panel guests include: Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., NPR’s Steve Inskeep, WSJ Columnist Peggy Noonan, CNBC’s Jim Cramer and CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo. Both main guests, Governors Bobby Jindal (R-La.) and Deval Patrick (D-Mass.) are obviously male.

NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show”: 2

HuffPost‘s Howard Fineman, BBC’s Katty Kay, NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell and NY1′s Errol Louis.

CNN’s “Reliable Sources” With Howard Kurtz: 2 

Guests include: CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante, Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik, Sirus XM’s Julie Mason, Mitt Romney Senior Advisor Stuart Stevens and WaPo‘s Ann Hornaday.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Chris Matthews is a 10-Year-Old

Happy Anniversary Chris Matthews!

This week the syndicated weekend program, The Chris Matthews Show, marks its 10th anniversary. In celebration, they will run a Top 10 Political In-Your-Face Moments of the Past 10 years. Guests will include some regulars: Bob Woodward of WaPo, Joe Klein of TIME, Kelly O’Donnell of NBC News, and Katty Kay of BBC World News America.

See the Top 10 List…

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Chris vs. Chris: Who is the Better Man?

The next time FNC’s Chris Wallace and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews are contestants on Power Player “Jeopardy,” hopefully producers will pit them against each other. Then we might be able to determine just which Chris is more appealing. In the meantime, we’ll improvise.

In the game show that aired Monday, Matthews played against CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary and former Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. Wallace’s round was broadcast Wednesday. He faced “Dr. Oz” host Mehmet Oz and “BBC World News America” host Katty Kay.

Based on coverage of both nights, Matthews bombed and Wallace crushed the competition. Following Matthews’ poor showing, NewsBusters recalled Matthews hypothesizing in 2008 how well former V.P. hopeful Sarah Palin would perform in the game (in short, he was calling her dumb). The NewsBusters story went viral. Flash to Wallace coverage: almost every story highlighted how well he did.

Jezebel Editor-in-Chief Jessica Coen called Matthews “entirely too slow” for the game show. His MSNBC colleague Willie Geist relentlessly mocked him for not seeming to grasp the answer-in-the-form-of-a-question rule of the game. “Did you see his face?!” Geist said the next morning.

For Wallace, the comments were nicer. “Congratulations to my friend Chris Wallace … for winning DC Jeopardy! tonight,” his colleague Juan Williams tweeted. “Go get ‘em, Chris!” FNC reporter Shannon Bream tweeted in support.

But Jeopardy is just a game, after all. We still need to settle the score between the two men: Who really is the better man?

Here we have Chris Matthews

Age: 66

Hair: Blonde. Gets unruly on long election nights. The mane looks crazier as the night wears on.

Education: College of the Holy Cross

Spouse: Kathleen Matthews, chief communications and public affairs officer for Marriott International

TV behavior: He’s the interrupter. He does it to the point where even his guests roll their eyes and look annoyed as they wait for him to finish diatribes. That said, reporters who go on his program also say they like him and insist that  he’s quite amiable off air.

Best on-air moment: An incredibly awkward interview during the 2004 Republican National Convention in which former Democratic Sen. Zell Miller (who was being questioned via satellite) told Matthews to “get out of my face” and said he wished he could “challenge” him to a “duel.”

Controversy: Matthews has been accused several times of being openly sexist, particularly in regards to Hillary Clinton, who he said didn’t become a U.S. Senator on merit, but because her husband “messed around.” And then there’s the time he “forgot” President Barack Obama “was black for an hour” during the 2010 State of the Union address.

Famous relative: His son Michael‘s father-in-law James Ormonde Staveley-O’Carroll was implicated in a $8.1 million international drug bust. Over 4,000 pounds of pot were found in transit on a boat from Jamaica to the U.S in early 2011. The boat belonged to Staveley-O’Carroll. Also, Matthews’ son Thomas has been cast to play in Aaron Sorkin‘s upcoming HBO drama “The Newsroom.”

Workload: Hour-long nightly news talk show “Hardball,” half-hour Sunday morning news panel show “The Chris Matthews Show”

Accomplishments: Failed run for the House of Representatives in Pennsylvania as a Democrat; he received 25 percent of the primary vote.

 

And here is Chris Wallace

Age: 64

Hair: Dark and kempt and rarely moves. Fox News must have better hairspray.

Education: Harvard College

Spouse: Lorraine Wallace, author of the cookbook Mr. Sunday’s Saturday Night Chicken and Mr. Sunday’s Soups.

TV Behavior: Folksy. Wallace, unlike Matthews, is annoying in an entirely different way. He’s the school marm, the enforcer of the rules and making sure guests don’t interrupt one another. They might as well hand him a ruler for the show. At least then all his enforcing might be entertaining.

Best on-air moment: A contentious 2006 interview with Bill Clinton in which the former president accused Wallace of asking questions that he wouldn’t “ask the other side [Republicans].”

Controversy: Wallace faced some sexist claims of his own. Last year he asked then presidential candidate Michele Bachmann if she was “a flake” (which he later apologized for). His colleague Greta Van Susteren asked if he would “ask the same question of a man.” And Wallace faced intense criticism for a lack of objectivity when he said if presidential candidate Ron Paul were to win the Iowa Caucuses in January, it would discredit them.

Famous relative: Son of the late CBS reporter Mike Wallace.

Workload: Hour-long Sunday news talk show “Fox News Sunday”

Accomplishments: A Peabody and three Emmy awards

Dr. Oz, Kareem and Lewis Black to Square Off Against Washington’s Alleged Power Journos

We now have the details for the Jeopardy “Power Players” edition that is coming to D.C. It tapes this weekend and starts Saturday morning. The first round will see MSNBC’s Chris Matthews battle Lizzie O’Leary from CNN and former POTUS Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs. Their game will tape at 10am ET. After that, Fox News’ Dana Perino will battle CNBC’s David Faber and basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Because when we think Washington D.C. power players, we think Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. After that, BBC’s Katty Kay faces down Fox’s Chris Wallace and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Again, Oprah’s doctor isn’t the first person that pops to mind when we think D.C. Power Players but he can talk poop with the best of ‘em. Following that meeting of the minds, CNN’s Anderson Cooper meets MSNBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and NYT columnist and all-around big-brain Thomas L. Friedman. The final matchup tapes at 6:35pm ET and features MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, comedian Lewis Black and Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page.

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

We took a few weeks off counting up dongs on the morning shows. But in our quest to see how female pundits and journos are considered (or not) by the networks, it’s time to check back in with the Sunday morning political talk show circuit.

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: 2

Andrew Sullivan, Newsweek
Katty Kay, BBC
Michael Duffy, TIME
Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: 0

The Miami Herald‘s Marc Caputo, RCP‘s Scott Conroy and CBS News’s John Dickerson. It must be noted that two guests of the program will be former GOP Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: 1

Joe Scarborough
Host, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Presidential Historian
Chuck Todd
Political Director, NBC News
Chief White House Correspondent, NBC News

ABC’s “This Week”: 2

Donna Brazile, ABC News Contributor
Austan Goolsbee, Former Chairman, Obama Council of Economic Advisers
Laura Ingraham
Radio Host, “The Laura Ingraham Show”, Fox News Contributor
George Will, ABC News

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

It’s time to check in on the Sunday morning political talk shows to see how many dill pickles are being invited on this week. The results are dismal for female journos and pundits this week. Take a look.

NBC “Meet the Press”: 1

Joe McQuaid, Publisher, New Hampshire Union Leader
Katty Kay, BBC
Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.)
Mark Halperin, TIME

CBS “Face the Nation”: 2

Norah O’Donnell, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent
John Dickerson, CBS News Political Director
Nancy Cordes, CBS News Congressional Correspondent
Mike Allen, Politico Chief White House Correspondent

ABC “This Week”: 2

George Will, WaPo columnist, Democratic strategist, Donna Brazile, AOL HuffPost‘s Arianna Huffington, and Major Garrett of NJ. Also noteworthy: Angelina Jolie will stop by.

FNC’s “Fox News Sunday”: Blackballed by FNC PR since summer 2010.

NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show”: 2

Joe Klein, TIME
John Heilemann, New York Magazine
Helene Cooper, NYT
Gillian Tett, Financial Times

CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: 1

Steve Roberts, professor, GWU
Jennifer Rubin, “Right Turn” blogger, WaPo
Bill Press, syndicated talk radio host
Mike Wise, sports columnist, WaPo
Jason Whitlock, FoxSports.com

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

We’re cutting to the chase. No flowery intro needed to delve into a topic we know you’ve awaiting all week long: the number of mushroom heads that will appear on this weekend’s political talk shows. As usual, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews wins the consistency award for having two females on his panel.

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: 0

The interview will be with GOP presidential front runner Herman Cain.

(Fittingly for this roundup, Slate and CBS’s John Dickerson will provide analysis.)

ABC’s “This Week”: 1

Former Maj. Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), George Will, WaPo and ABC News, Cokie Roberts, ABC News, Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman, Obama  Council of Economic Advisers.

NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show”: 2

Bob Woodward, WaPo
Andrea Mitchell, NBC News
John Heilemann, New York Magazine
Katty Kay, BBC

FNC’s “Fox News Sunday”: 2 Proudly blacklisted by Fox News PR since June 2010. We’ll bring this to you as soon as hell freezes over or sooner as the case may be. In any case, they usually permit one female on their panel, typically NPR’s Mara Liasson. UPDATE: Indeed, Liasson is on the panel, as is former White House Press Sec. Dana Perino, Brit Hume and Juan Williams. (h/t Mike Allen’s Politico Playbook)

CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: 2

Jennifer Rubin, columnist, WaPo, Roger Simon, chief political columnist, Politico, John Aravosis,  liberal political blogger, AMERICAblog.com, Glynnis MacNichol, editor of Business Insider’s media page “The Wire”, Paul Farhi, media reporter for WaPo, Jeff Jarvis, author, “Public Parts”; founder, BuzzMachine.com

WETA’s “Washington Week” with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: 3

Jackie Calmes, NYT
Janet Hook, WSJ
John Dickerson, Slate, CBS News and John Harwood, CNBC and NYT

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

Hide the toddlers. We’re counting up the number of trouser snakes on the Sunday morning political talk show panels again this week and the picture is actually significantly hopeful. Program note: CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley is pre-empting Howie’s “Reliable Sources” so that program will not be included in our weekly roundup. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has a panel that’s 50 percent female as usual. Enjoy!

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: 1

This week NBC’s “MTP” is broken into three segments. The First is Herman Cain, then Gov.’s Bobby Jindal and Tim Pawlenty and finally NBC’s Chuck Todd and BBC’s Katty Kay. We’re considering the last panel as the one to most comparably count.

ABC’s “This Week”: 2

ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Ruth Marcus, WaPo, GOP pundit Mary Matalin, WaPo‘s George Will

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: 2

Norah O’Donnell, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent
John Dickerson, CBS News Political Analyst
Julianna Goldman, White House Correspondent, Bloomberg Television

(Also significant to note that Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News Investigative Correspondent, will be a guest.)

FNC’s “Fox News Sunday”: Proudly blacklisted by Fox News PR since June 2010. We’ll update this when we hunt it down.

WETA’s “Washington Week With Gwen Ifill and NJ” (Airs on Friday, repeats on Saturday): 2

Karen Tumulty, WaPo, Michael Duffy, TIME
Alexis Simendinger, RCP
James Kitfield, NJ

NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show”: 2

Joe Klein, TIME
Major Garrett, NJ
Katty Kay, BBC
Nia-Malika Henderson, WaPo

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