The Madeleine Brand Show for January 4, 2012

Study finds female TV writers on the decline

ABC's new sitcom "Work It" focuses on the idea that women have fared better in the economic slump than men.

Recently the Center for the Study of Women in Television surveyed the writing rooms of primetime TV shows. They found the number of working women dropped dramatically. In 2007 women made up 35% of the writing workforce, now they are only 15% What caused the drop and will TV audiences notice the difference?

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Maureen Ryan recently wrote about this trend for The Huffington Post.


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