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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 23, 2016

Commentary by guest & media/gender scholar Wendy Burns-Ardolino

Season 4 of Designing Women

Delta Burke's weight gain, tabloid harrassment

Rumors of Burke being "difficult to work with"

English writes "They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?" & Burke sends TV's first direct message about bodyshaming to the America.

"It was...

Jan 13, 2016

Wendy Burns-Ardolino Professor at Grand Valley State University (MI)


Research & interest for her 2015 book TV Female Foursomes and Their Fans

4-female theory

Example shows

Living Single - different in many ways

Yvette Lee Bowser as seasoned...

Jan 5, 2016

Lucy left this world as a bit of a mystery. She left so much unexplained, kept wisdom to herself (or at least kept it closely held).

Kennedy Center Honors

House Un-American Activities Committee

Ronald and Nancy Reagan

Divorce; DesiLu Studio settlement

Kindred spirit Carol Burnett

Suffering no fools, including Dick Cavett