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 KingR. Kelly pleads not guilty to new charges R. Kelly pleads not guilty to new charges R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sexual abuse 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 PelosiOcasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment GOP nervous that border wall fight could prompt year-end shutdown MORE (D-Calif.). Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Democrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate House Intel Republican: 'Foolish' not to take info on opponent from foreign ally MORE wrote the profile for Pelosi.

Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama to lead female celebrity dodgeball team in 'Late Late Show' face-off Obamas sign deal with Spotify to produce podcasts Obamas sign deal with Spotify to produce podcasts MORE also made the list; the former first lady's profile was written by Beyoncé.