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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

Sep 22, 2015

The first ever women's Buddy/Cop show

Rosenzweig builds vision on Charlie's Angels

Barbara Avedon and Barbara Corday study work environments of police women

Reluctant financial backing

Loretta Swit, who could only be in the pilot.

Tyne Daly, Broadway veteran

Pilot earns big ratings


Sep 16, 2015

Children's television as generational identifier

Bubbles, Blossom & Buttercup - traits and voice talent behind them

Creator Craig McCracken backstory

Controversy among feminists

Controversy among elementary school principals

Plots that depict agency, control, compassion, conflict


Sep 12, 2015

Emmy award-winning Hill Street Blues, from the era of Quality television

Representation of women in law enforcement (uniformed) and law

Characters of Lucy Bates and Joyce Davenport provided moral & ethical voice in arcs and storylines

Characters rarely in same scene. Not THAT much airtime each week.