Five women more newsworthy than Miley
Pop singer Miley Cyrus has dominated headlines this fall with her twerking, nudity and naiveté. Sometimes, she seems to have captured our collective attention for doing nothing at all. Which is why it was such a refreshing break this week to have so many prominent and accomplished women grab headlines. This is a toast to them. -- Alexandra Le Tellier
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Mika Brzezinski( Jemal Countess / Getty Images for Time Inc. / October 8, 2013 )
Megyn Kelly slayed in the ratings this week, blowing away the competition with her new tabloidy news show on the Fox News Channel. But it was another cable news host that caught my attention -- for something she did off camera.
After speaking on a panel at the Columbia University journalism school, and giving empowering advice to the young women in the room, Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" took one-on-one questions from attendees, one of whom was a young reporter concerned about rising in the ranks in her current gig at CBS' Newspath.
Instead of giving her canned advice, Brzezinski, seen above in 2010, cared enough to actually help her -- by immediately calling a CBS executive and setting up a meeting for the "languishing" reporter.
Why? "Because that's what women should do for each other, anyone should do for anyone!" she told Capital New York's Peter Sterne. "And because I can."