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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

Apr 22, 2016

ER - award winning & new concept medical show

All star cast through the years

Representation of women in medical profession

Carol Hathaway - nurse, supporting medical students she knows she's smarter than

Susan Lewis - woman physician character stereotyped in situations & arcs


Apr 10, 2016

MTV launched careers beyond the 5 VJs. Cable TV's coverage of middle America plugged MTV directly into consumer living rooms

Original format "Popclips" - brainchild of Monkee & genius Mike Nesmith; Sexism in the industry that still isn't discussed

Profiles of women on the business side, agents of performers, video...