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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

Aug 5, 2017

Lessons learned in 2 years

Holidays that appear in TV plots: Christmas, not Mothers Day

Themes:

Woman's right to make her own health care decisions (Sissy Spacek's TV Movie & China Beach)

Daytime dramas & spectacles (Agnes Nixon, Levine's book & "Vulture Culture")

Careers & Legacies (Latina actress Marlene...


Jun 25, 2017

UPN's strong line up of African-American centric programming in the late 90s & 00s.

Tracee Ellis Ross led ensemble cast

Discussion with podcasters Stephanie Williams and Elizabeth Ajunwa of Let Go Let Flo


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.

 


Mar 5, 2017

China Beach (1988-1991) Vietnam War as seen through eyes of American women

Script by Carol Flint and Lydia Woodward

"Holly's Choice" from third season, which featured Ricki Lake as Holly, the donut dolly

Drama unfolds in reverse - powerful if it executed well, which it was.

Value of life in wartime - value of military...