Late Night Remains a Men’s Game

from The major networks have yet to place a woman behind the desk of a late night show. With the exception of Chelsea Lately who is not aired on one of the three major networks [and is also reportedly ending her show anyway], late night television is absent of women, which means that the highest mainstream platforms of political, social, and popular humor will likely be delivered through a male perspective for several more decades to come — maintaining a tradition of single-sided gender narrative. Iconic entertainment platforms inform our cultural perspective about power, equity, and access. Who we see and hear tells us who matters and who we should listen to and follow. Today, CBS announced that Stephen Colbert would replace David Letterman. This means we are more likely to see a woman president than a woman late night host in the coming decades.

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