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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

Aug 26, 2015

Prime time producers found audiences ripe for serialized dramas in the late 70s and early 80s. Advanced TV Herstory explores the most memorable two matriarchs: Miss Ellie Ewing and Angela Channing, of Dallas and Falcon Crest respectively. Actresses Barbara Bel Geddes and Jane Wyman brought stature to this new...


Aug 19, 2015

Debbie Allen is a prolific powerhouse in Hollywood today. She's a talented director, actress, writer, choreographer, dancer and businesswoman & good for us that she shows no signs of slowing. Debbie Allen's success is testimony to her childhood, great timing and a work ethic that is profound. This episode follows...



Aug 8, 2015

To understand the significance of the Battle of the Sexes, the tennis match in which Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs, is to realize that big events demand storytelling in order to stay alive. If no one knows about an event of this proportion, how will we ever know its impact... even 42 years later?