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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

This podcast picks up where we left off from one posted earlier this year. TNT's The Closer is one of the most popular shows to ever originate on cable. It stars Kyra Sedgwick, whose portrayal of Deputy Chief Johnson is reviewed extensively in our first podcast The Closer Pt 1 Seasons 1-4.

Now we examine the last three...


Oct 21, 2015

Sisters follows Desperate Housewives as Advanced TV Herstory provides focus to the TV show formula that features four main women characters.

Today we will revisit Winnetka, the suburban community where four sisters lived for 6 seasons of the show, Sisters. It aired from 1991 to 1996 and like the show profiled in an...


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,...