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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

Jul 19, 2017

Novelist April Smith got her start telling stories on TV for award winning shows like Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey and Chicago Hope.

Writing short stories in Boston

It's not what you know, it's who you know - and who you know who knows you're a smart writer.

James at 15/16

Lou Grant

Cagney & Lacey (writer &...


Nov 6, 2015

The Movie-of-the-Week Pilot with Loretta Swit as Cagney

MASH

Auditions by prominent TV/film actresses, Meg Foster gets the nod

Powerful writing, ever-changing timeslot

Canceled with a caveat

Foster out, Gless in

It's a really great story!


Sep 22, 2015

The first ever women's Buddy/Cop show

Rosenzweig builds vision on Charlie's Angels

Barbara Avedon and Barbara Corday study work environments of police women

Reluctant financial backing

Loretta Swit, who could only be in the pilot.

Tyne Daly, Broadway veteran

Pilot earns big ratings