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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

Dec 18, 2016

Listen in on a visit with author Allison Klein. Klein’s landmark book What Would Murphy Brown Do? was published by Seal Press in 2005. In it, she explored the cultural impact of TV on women & women on TV. She’s a former writer and associate producer for MTV where she covered political news – back when MTV had news...

Dec 14, 2016

Like a technicolor time capsule, the sweetheart show of syndication Bewitched, starring Elizabeth Montgomery produced a holiday episode in 1970 that tells a story not so much of Christmas, but of the idea that in America, children don’t see division in differences.

In 1969, according to the wisdom of Wikipedia, a...

Nov 26, 2016

Agnes Nixon, creator and overseer of all things One Life to Live and All My Children passed away earlier this year. She lived a long life, so this segment of Advanced TV Herstory takes a look into her thinking and her style of storytelling.

Episode features an obituary clip from Hoda and Kathy Lee and highlights from an...

Nov 5, 2016

This segment is about superheroes, short-lived TV shows with a strong female lead and the 2005-2006 groundbreaker, Commander in Chief.No spoiling, other than a hard look at subtle aspects of the series through a 2016 lens.

This show is a mind grinder. In some ways it feels like the last grasp of Jimmy Stewart in “Mr....

Oct 15, 2016

This segment of Advanced TV Herstory revisits the relationships, themes and incredible acting and dialogue that makes Maude a pillar of TV herstory. The Maude story starts with her creator, Norman Lear and is carried by the incomparable and talented, Beatrice Arthur.

Through a woman's perspective, this series delved...