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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

Feb 8, 2017

Does the Luke & Laura (GH) rape scene still make you jittery? Remember when birth control was a controversial story arc for Erica Kane? It's not coincidental that the tremendous pace of culture change in American society took place at the same time that TV became a pervasive presence in our lives. This installment of Advanced TV Herstory picks up the conversation thread with Media Professor and Author Elana Levine, who spends a lot of time researching, writing and thinking about the role of daytime drama in the cultural evolution of the later 20th century.

Dr. Levine is currently immersed in research and chapter building in anticipation of her next book, Her Stories: Daytime Soap Operas and US Television History.



SArah Adams
four and a half months ago

Great interview and food for thought.