Sunday, September 13, 2009

How Many Men Will CNN Hire for New Crossballs Show?

CNN has a new "Crossfire" type show in the works. After looking at the list of potential hires, I'm guessing that CNN is going to name this show Crossballs.

The Women's Media Center reports:

CNN is casting a new “Crossfire” type show, where liberal and conservative thinkers will go head to head. So far, the names mentioned in consideration for the show include Roland Martin, Errol Louis, Cenk Uygur and Steve A. Smith on the left and Roe Conn, Joe Watkins, Steve Malzberg and Joe Pagliarulo on the right. Hopefully the names of the women candidates being considered for these slots will be released soon. As we often note at the WMC, despite being 51% of the population, women hold only 3% of clout positions in media. And as the the recent success of Rachel Maddow has shown, news consumers are hungry for a break from all-male news shows.