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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

Mar 20, 2017

This installment of Advanced TV Herstory takes a long look at the events that led up to Ann Curry being forced from her role as co-host of The Today Show in 2012, and more importantly, how she said her farewell. Within that context, we’re going to rewind the tape 23 years to when Jane Pauley was forced from her role as co-host of The Today Show in 1989. Yes, I guarantee you’ll learn something from this comparison.

Finally, we’ll cap it off with a lesson from ABC talk show host, Kelly Ripa about voice, managing the message and taking risk.

Included in this installment is a hearty recommendation of Brian Stelter's (then a reporter for the New York Times) 2013 book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.