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 KingThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump, GOP senators at odds over next stimulus bill Minneapolis police union says members have been 'scapegoated by political leaders' Fox News, CBS morning show hosts return to broadcast studios 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 PelosiSusan Collins asks postmaster general to address delays of 'critically needed mail' Trump says he'd sign bill funding USPS but won't seek changes to help mail voting On The Money: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief agreement | Weekly jobless claims fall below 1 million for first time since March | Trump says no Post Office funding means Democrats 'can't have universal mail-in voting' MORE (D-Calif.). Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal Gloria Steinem: Selection of Kamala Harris recognizes that 'black women ... are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party' MORE wrote the profile for Pelosi.

Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaBiden, Harris to address Democratic convention from Chase Center in Delaware Black women are ambitious — that's why we need more in office History's pick: Kamala Harris joins a long list of forerunners MORE also made the list; the former first lady's profile was written by Beyoncé.