Time 100 list almost half women for the the first time

Time 100 list almost half women for the the first time
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Time magazine's list of the most influential people contains the most women since its inception in 2004.

Time editor-in-chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal said on “CBS This Morning” that the 48 women featured is a record for the magazine’s annual list.

"We have 48 women on the list this year, up from 45 last year,” Felsenthal said. “When we first started doing this in 2004, I just went back and counted, there were 24.”

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He added that the list is “in some ways a reflection of our society, but amazing year for the women on the list.”

Included on the list was CBS’s own Gayle KingGayle KingWeinstein's attorney says his 'whole life has been ruined': 'He never gets to be Harvey Weinstein ever again' Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax files 0 million defamation suit against CBS CBS News signs 2016 Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook as contributor MORE, who was sitting across from Felsenthal hosting the network's flagship morning program as he unveiled the list.

"It’s not even noon and I am having a great day,” King said. “I am so appreciative and so humbled by this I can’t even begin to tell you.”

The magazine has multiple different covers featuring women who made the list, including House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Democrats will 'certainly' beat Trump in 2020 Kavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Lewandowski, Democrats tangle at testy hearing MORE (D-Calif.). Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP struggles with retirement wave Overnight Energy: Trump to revoke California's tailpipe waiver | Democrats propose bill to revoke Trump endangered species rollback | Trump officials finalize rule allowing fewer inspectors at pork plants Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE wrote the profile for Pelosi.

Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaTrump: House Judiciary should investigate Obama Netflix deal instead of his business 2020 is not a family affair, for a change Former speechwriter says Michelle Obama came up with 'when they go low we go high' line MORE also made the list; the former first lady's profile was written by Beyoncé.