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Thousands of comedies, dramas & news shows have aired, yet the presence of strong women – both in front of and behind the camera - is often a story untold. Advanced TV Herstory believes it’s all worth telling and re-telling.

Sometimes shows offer great leadership lessons or are so timeless in their writing that people say the series has aged very well. We’ll revisit moments in TV where women broke records, exceeded expectations or put their careers on the line. Advanced TV Herstory connects the treasures & moments of the past and places it into context of American life, for women, today.

Tomorrow’s success is rooted in understanding what has come before us. Knowledge is power. So gear up for a little storytelling and fun, sociology, fashion, economics or strategy. It’s all here in Advanced TV Herstory.

Hosted and produced by Cynthia Bemis Abrams

Dec 13, 2015

This special installment of Advanced TV Herstory goes off script for a recorded viewing of this classic Christmas show that aired in 1963. Guest Kelli Johnson joins in the fun, trivia and analysis.

For those of us of a certain age, Christmas variety shows were very much a part of growing up. No category is more American...

Dec 2, 2015

This IS TV herstory, and this installment is about one event, one woman, one team of technical personnel and the miracle that 800,000 concert-goers filed into and out of New York’s Central Park largely without incident. The added wonder is that it occurred in the dark, in heavy rain. Cable network Showtime's simulcast...

Nov 23, 2015

Welcome to the third and final segment in a series that profiles the many talented, funny women who played such a huge role in the making of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. This segment focuses on the creators James L. Brooks and Allan Burns’ first woman writer, Treva Silverman.

Comedy writer Treva Silverman was brought in...

Nov 18, 2015

This segment will focus on the women writers and women assigned other duties – and how they all influenced one of America’s most beloved TV series.

Just as we did in the first segment, we’re going to apply the framework of Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s book to learn more about these fantastic...

Nov 12, 2015

Forty five years ago, the Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered. While that fact, in itself, merits a podcast of celebration, Advanced TV Herstory considers MTM to be a major chapter of study. Even a cursory look into the show’s development and award-winning run reveals that there’s a lot to learn from this show, its cast...