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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

Dec 13, 2015

Judy Garland Christmas Show originally aired in 1963. Special from The Judy Garland Show, which aired 1963-4. Liza performs "Steam Heat"

Guests: Tracy Everitt (Liza's skating beau/dance partner) Jack Jones and Mel...


Dec 2, 2015

Perhaps finest 90 minutes of video ever. Big concert mishaps from the past. On-stage leadership, simply Supreme. The crowd, the exit, the concert the next day. Where were the lawyers?