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Love TV? TV women have brought us great lessons in leadership, achievement and diligence. It’s time their stories are told and in many cases, placed in the proper context of the women’s movement, social change and political trends. Representation of women on TV – whether it’s in the news, programming schedule or sports – is a fraction of the amount of screen time men get. Yet every generation of women is profoundly impacted by what they see. It’s more than the memory of watching it, it’s the confidence that if a girl or woman sees another doing it, she is more likely to believe in herself.

Advanced TV Herstory finds those seminal moments, those important episodes of iconic shows or profiles of women whose persistence was exemplary, and tells those stories. Within each episode, we zero in on the life lessons discovered through research and analysis. Shows from every era and genre, and the women who made them, get their place in the spotlight. 

Hosted and produced by Cynthia Bemis Abrams

Jul 27, 2015

Show biz bug. Choosing to be childless

Life With Elizabeth - being the titled female in a comedy (1953-55) & a feel for where SueAnn Nivens came from. The Betty White Show x 4

Life with Allen Ludden: Game show & Hollywood power couple. Ensemble comedies: Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls & Hot in Cleveland. -...


Jul 15, 2015

Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

TNT Original Series - acclaimed and high ratings. Personal and professional growth.  Resource: The Leadership Challenge by William Kouzes and Barry Posner


Jul 6, 2015

Sports Night - time capsule show during cable news' heyday & early days of the internet.

Felicity Huffman character - strong woman leader. Robert Guillaume character - mentoring leadership & journalistic integrity

Fight against corporate decisions. Advancement of women in male-dominated field. Serious issues covered in...