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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

Apr 22, 2016

In 1994, a medical drama appeared on the horizon that would change TV storytelling. This was no Marcus Welby or Medical Center. E R’s first three episodes demonstrated consistent innovation in blending the personal lives of medical professionals with the workplace challenges – often in exhaustive detail. Those three episodes would lay the foundation for 15 seasons of remarkable TV.

This installment of Advanced TV Herstory scrolls all the way back in ER archives to the first two seasons. When it all began, viewers followed the realistic story arcs of two strong women characters, Dr. Susan Lewis played by Sherry Stringfield and Nurse Carol Hathaway played by Julianna Margulies. Amid a growing cast, these two held their own to deliver memorable performances and give us all insight into the lives of women in the medical profession in the mid 90s.