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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

Dec 2, 2015

This IS TV herstory, and this installment is about one event, one woman, one team of technical personnel and the miracle that 800,000 concert-goers filed into and out of New York’s Central Park largely without incident. The added wonder is that it occurred in the dark, in heavy rain. Cable network Showtime's simulcast of it, around the world, exclusively captured it on film.

Diana Ross' performance took place on July 21st, 1983 and again on July 22nd. Torrential rain brought an early end to the first concert. Ross was at the height of her solo career. Her start with the Supremes, her work in the movies and a string of pop hits had kept her in the public eye, at this point, for 20 years. Talk about reinvention.

With every reinvention, Ross set records, she broke race barriers, she was often the only woman in the room, or for certain, the most powerful woman in the room. And on a humid stormy July evening in New York, she connected with her audience in the most powerful way imaginable.

Kente Kool
over ten months ago

This was a great examination of a memorable historic event. Appreciated.