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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

Jan 5, 2016

As a veteran of Hollywood's film industry, Lucille Ball and  husband Desi Arnaz, a Cuban-born musician, leveraged all their drive, creativity, business acumen and occasionally life savings, to set high standards and create processes for the budding television industry. Without Lucy and Desi and their company DesiLu Studios, TV may not have taken as many risks in the early days.

This installment of Advanced TV Herstory is a brief look into how this woman handled her fame, via the rare video clips found online. Audio clips from moments captured on video or film from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s reveal the rare, real side of Lucy, her humility and pride.

* Please note that two clips from TV interviews (Johnny Carson Tonight Show 1969 and a Barbara Walters Special 1977) retrieved from YouTube contain background noise that we were unable to filter out.