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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 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 earlier podcast, Desperate Housewives, used the stability of its suburban setting as a launching pad for over-the top stories and twists.

This installment reviews the characters and actresses who played then goes on to examine the list of over-the-top stories to better understand how this show, clearly targeted at women, wove in headlines of the day. Listen up and suspend reality as we follow the sisters down the path of snappy dialogue, fashion design and menopause.