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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

Nov 26, 2016

Agnes Nixon, creator and overseer of all things One Life to Live and All My Children passed away earlier this year. She lived a long life, so this segment of Advanced TV Herstory takes a look into her thinking and her style of storytelling.

Episode features an obituary clip from Hoda and Kathy Lee and highlights from an interview Dick Cavett conducted with Agnes Nixon that aired in November 1978.  Then, finally an interview with Advanced TV Herstory loyal listener and respected author & scholar Dr. Elana Levine of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, who is deep in her manuscript about daytime drama and the role the genre played in the evolution of TV.