- Is the tea party a women's movement?
Many media outlets are calling 2010 the "Year of the Conservative Woman" and according to polls, the tea party movement is made up of more women than men. Experts agree that large numbers of women are organizing around conservative issues during this election year, calling into question traditional perceptions of women in power.9:06 a.m.
Rebecca Traister: Senior writer, Salon.com and author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women."
Michelle Bernard: President and CEO of the Independent Women's Forum.
Sonja Eddings Brown: Treasurer and creator of the Kitchen Cabinet, an organization that aims to unite women voters around conservative economic values.
- Reality still hot as fall TV seasons premiere
Eighteen years after MTV premiered its long-running hit, "The Real World," television viewers can't seem to get enough of "reality" shows. This week, as many of the fall TV series kick off the season, on both cable and network TV, reality is still the fantasy of choice for American audiences.10:06 a.m.
Anna David: Editor of "Reality Matters: 19 writers come clean about the shows we can't stop watching."
Andy Denhart: Editor of Realityblurred.com, and visiting assistant professor of journalism at Stetson University in central Florida.
- Newsmaker: Spy fiction popular this fall, but is it true to life?
Espionage has been a staple theme of television and film for decades, and as special effects technology gets more sophisticated, so do the story lines. One former CIA agent says spy-themed TV and film are far more glamorous than the reality -- and that's not necessarily a bad thing.10:45 a.m.
Lindsay Moran: Former CIA case officer and author of, "Blowing my cover: My life as a CIA spy, and other misadventures."
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