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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 23, 2017

Memoir Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms

Susan Silver & I discuss writing for TV's The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude and Square Pegs.

People in the industry

Women behind the scenes of TV today


Apr 18, 2017

Romper Room as regionally syndicated children's show, early Baby Boom

Sherri Finkbine - Arizona market Romper Room "teacher"

Thalidomide to relieve symptoms of  morning sickness

Medical decisions

Made for TV Movie A Private Matter starring Sissy Spacek retells the...


Apr 2, 2017

Highlights from an interview with Melissa Silverstein

Founder of Women and Hollywood

Worldwide network of entertainment leaders who share her passion

Steps podcast listeners can take to make a difference.