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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

May 13, 2016

15th & final season of NBC's ER brought the accomplished Angela Bassett to lead the ensemble cast

Season begins with exposition of staff turnover

Workplace culture & tone set by Bassett's character Dr. Cate Banfield

Incredibly backstory that builds complex, intense Banfield character

Flashback to Dr. Mark Greene -...


May 8, 2016

Murphy Brown & creator Diane English

Season 4, unplanned pregnancy

Colleen Dewshurst as Murphy's mother Avery Brown

Dan Quayle comments about Murphy's story arc and perception of fatherhood

Classic ensemble comedy

Poignant performance by Candice Bergen AND her hair