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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

Sep 22, 2015

The first ever women's Buddy/Cop show. Rosenzweig builds vision on Charlie's Angels. Barbara Avedon and Barbara Corday study work environments of police women. Reluctant financial backing

Loretta Swit, who could only be in the pilot. Tyne Daly, Broadway veteran; Pilot earns big ratings


Sep 16, 2015

Children's television as generational identifier; Bubbles, Blossom & Buttercup - traits and voice talent behind them.

Creator Craig McCracken backstory. Controversy among feminists. Controversy among elementary school principals. Plots that depict agency, control, compassion, conflict


Sep 12, 2015

Emmy award-winning Hill Street Blues, from the era of Quality television

Representation of women in law enforcement (uniformed) and law

Characters of Lucy Bates and Joyce Davenport provided moral & ethical voice in arcs and storylines. 2 women characters rarely in same scene. Not THAT much airtime each week.