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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

Oct 25, 2015

Picks up from podcast discussion of leadership growth of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (The Closer Pt 1, Seasons 1-4)

Introduction of Capt. Sharon Raydor, played by Mary McDonnell

Style differences

Marriage challenges, alcoholism

Niece Charlie (played by Sosie Bacon) as parenting test

Are Johnson & Raydor modern day...

Oct 21, 2015

4 woman ensemble in hour long drama

Obscure, 2 seasons on DVD, some on YouTube

Emmy Awards for cast  & crew

The 4  sisters, what have they been up to? Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Sela Ward and Julaianne Phillips.

Role of Beatrice - Elizabeth Hoffman - feminism by generation

Plots including interracial and...

Oct 12, 2015

This is the first in a series that over time will review the fascinating construct of four women as main characters in a sitcom or drama. We’ll look at trends, deviations, themes and whether they garnered the recognition they deserved.

This installment looks at the women of Desperate Housewives – Felicity Huffman,...