"The Agenda" with Steve Paikin is a current affairs show on Canadian educational public educational media TVO. It brings guests to participate in roundtable discussions on a wide range of local, national and international topical issues.
In a blog entry titled "Where, Oh Where, Are All The Female Guests?" dated 16 March 2014, host Steve Paikin launched a passionate plea for suggestions on how to find female guests willing to speak on the show.
" We ask a variation of the same question every night when we book guests for The Agenda. Why, oh why, do we have such a tough time getting female guests on our program?I want to be really clear about something. I think I speak for everyone at The Agenda when I say we have two simultaneous top priorities:
But alas, we didn't get any increase in female guests on the program".
The Agenda's staff wonder whether "there is something in women's DNA that makes them harder to book".
Please read Paikin's blog and respond.