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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

Feb 24, 2016

April 2016: A link to this segment was shared via social media with Anna "Patty" Duke Pearce on the day it posted. No reply, so no way to know whether she listened. Her death on March 29, 2016 forces us to think of her accomplishments in the past tense, but her legacy is firmly established in the present.

February 2016: This installment of Advanced TV Herstory is a profile of an actress recognized for her performances on the stage, big screen and small screen (TV), Patty Duke.

Know this, she is more than the star of a TV series that bore her name...which happens to have the catchiest theme song ever.

It’s a very small club of women whose resumes feature an Oscar, Emmy statues and top billing in a Broadway play for 730 performances. Patty Duke’s career was complicated and filled with ups and downs that are important to understand. This installment examines highlights and lowlights as they were made public by Patty in 1987 through her autobiography "Call Me Anna."

 Call Me Anna book cover