WVFC has long been a booster of power journalist Christiane Amanpour, and we were thrilled when she was named host of one of the heavyweight Sunday shows. (Above, a clip promoting her first show in August.) And we’re proud to support Women’s Media Center in its very first “Watch In,” to put our time and support behind our words.

Tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 17th, join “Watch In” and watch Amanpour at ABC’s This Week, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Let WMC know you’re joining in on Facebook, and if you use Twitter, tweet the occasion with the hashtag “#WMCWatchIn.” We’ll be there, as women discuss Amanpour’s show and celebrate a representative news media.

From the Center’s manifesto on the subject:

From headlines like Politico’s “Women Scarce on Sunday Shows” to studies showing that only 13.5% of guests on Sunday morning shows are women, the Women’s Media Center knows how valuable the few women’s voices are in our national dialogue.  We also know how vulnerable women-anchored national news broadcast television shows are.

Unfortunately, we’re on the verge of losing two women whose expertise represents the perspectives of 51% of the population: Christiane Amanpour and Katie Couric.

Despite Amanpour and Couric’s innumerable accomplishments, expertise, and conscious efforts to have as many women as men on as guests, their shows have experienced poor ratings this summer. And ratings drive decision-making at the networks.

Simply put, there’s one way to support these inclusive women anchors: watch their shows!

And if 10 a.m. is just too early for TV for you, you can go to the link tto find other ways to make sure that women’s smart leadership doesn’t vanish from TV news.

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