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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

Mar 5, 2017

This installment is at the heart of why this podcast even exists. It’s an incredibly deep dive into a TV series that is just old enough to be considered obscure. China Beach (1988-1991), to its devoted fans, was anything but worthy of obscurity. In fact, the writing and plot lines are so incredibly rich that it’s really quite timeless.

Season 3 spelled out for viewers the every day dilemmas faced by women performing essential services within the fields of combat. Told through the experience of Season 3 guest star Ricki Lake, "Holly's Choice" explored morals, ethics and friendship among both women and men in Viet Nam. Due to the episode's controversial content, it aired only in Season 3 on ABC and never ran again in syndication. It can only be seen on the DVDs.

In addition to Ricki Lake, actresses Marg Helgenberger and Dana Delaney delivered awesome performances with a script crafted by Carol Flint and Lydia Woodward.