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Sexism and the Media in the 2008 Primaries - Dee Dee Myers

Complete video at:http://fora.tv/2008/06/09/The_Evolving_Role_of_Women_in_Politics Dee Dee Myers evaluates the fairness of media coverage on Hillary Clinton in comparison to presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. ----- For the first time in over 200 years, a woman serves as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and we have witnessed the historic campaign of our country's first viable female presidential candidate.Yet, women in elected office hold only sixteen seats in the U.S. Senate and seventy-one in the U.S. House of Representatives. Join a panel of high-profile female political professionals who have broken through the glass ceiling in government and politics to discuss the strides women have made in pursuit of leadership roles and the challenges they have faced in assuming and maintaining power in the political arena - The New School Dee Dee Myers is the first woman and youngest person ever to serve as White House Press Secretary. During the first years of the Clinton Administration, Ms. Myers explained the actions of the new president to a vigilant press corps and to the nation. She earned the respect of both with her sharp political instincts, sense of humor and ability to explain complex subjects in straightforward language. Since leaving the white house, Ms. Myers has worked as a political analyst, commentator and writer. She is uniquely qualified to comment on the complex dynamics at work in the relationship between the president and the press.Ms. Myers is currently a Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair magazine and a frequent political commentator on NBC and MSNBC. After leaving the White House, Ms. Myers was an original consultant to the NBC series, The West Wing, and contributed story lines and technical advice throughout its prizewinning long run. In March of 1999, Gov. Gray Davis appointed Ms. Myers to the California State University Board of Trustees. The Board sets policy for the 23-campus Cal State system, the largest public university in the world.Dee Dee Myers' book, Why Women should Rule the World (Harper Collins, 2008) considers the question: What would happen if women ruled the world?
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