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 KingFlake: Republicans don't speak out against Trump 'because they want to keep their jobs' Lifetime to release sequel to 'Surviving R. Kelly' Bloomberg attacks Biden's experience: 'He's never been the manager of an organization' 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 PelosiDemocrats hammer abuse of power charge, allege Trump put self over country Overnight Energy: Trump issues rule replacing Obama-era waterway protections | Pelosi slams new rule as 'an outrageous assault' | Trump water policy exposes sharp divides Pelosi slams Trump administration's new water rule: 'An outrageous assault' MORE (D-Calif.). Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti defends Tulsi Gabbard's lawsuit against Hillary Clinton Trump to hold rally on eve of New Hampshire primary MORE wrote the profile for Pelosi.

Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama portraits leaving National Portrait Gallery to tour museums across the country Billy Eichner to play Matt Drudge in Clinton-focused 'American Crime Story' Sanders v. Warren is just for insiders MORE also made the list; the former first lady's profile was written by Beyoncé.