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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

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Feb 14, 2018

Interview with Jeanine Furino, author of All the Single Girls, a look at 60 years of television's depiction of unmarried women in women-centric series.

5 years of resources, research

Themes

  • Career Woman
  • Woman Who Wants to Marry
  • Feminerd
  • Unsure of What She wants
  • Retired Woman
  • Caregiver
  • Working Mother

All the Single...


Podcast Signs on as Sponsor of Prestigious Women's Film Festival

Jan 31, 2018

(Chicago, IL) — Advanced TV Herstory, the podcast that presents the achievements and persistence of women in and of television announced its sponsorship of the 2018 Athena Film Festival at Barnard College (NYC).

“Supporting the Athena Film Festival fits squarely with Advanced TV Herstory’s mission. We share...


Jan 22, 2018

Interview with Karen Romanko, author of Television's Female Spies and Crimefighters is a fun walk through 50 years of series and characters.

Romanko shares background, life-long interest in TV & processes for how she wrote the book.

Series we touch on: The Mod Squad and Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, Honey West starring...


Jan 1, 2018

Associate Producer Monica Rivera shares her deep interest in The Honeymooners & it's nothing short of amazing. Hear about how it so richly influenced this Gen Xer’s urban upbringing and how Audrey Meadows' "Alice" to Jackie Gleason’s "Ralph Kramden" - was another unsung talented feminist from TV’s first...