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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

Jul 2, 2017

Barbara Walters, Lesley Stahl & Connie Chung are the women who reported on the Watergate Scandal for the national news networks. 

Representation of women in journalism

Walters ascends from Washington bureau to co-anchor of The Today Show

Stahl & Chung careers emerge out of Affirmative Action Hiring

 

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Jun 5, 2017

For more than 45 years, ventriloquist Shari Lewis (1933-1998) educated and entertained audiences on TV.

Lamb Chop, Charley Horse and Hush Puppy taught us simple humor, conflict resolution and a host of essential social and cognitive building blocks.

Children's mental health professional Dwight Hurst joins in...


May 20, 2017

Background

Developing successful niche fan site The Concluding Chapter of Joan Crawford

Veracity of details in FX's Feud: Bette and Joan

Crawford's appearances on TV - why & what


May 7, 2017

Our 2017 Mother's Day - Women in TV tribute is to Florence Henderson (1934-2016), who portrayed the woman who sits atop every TV blogger's list. Carol Brady. Of the Brady Bunch.

Humble beginnings on NY stage

2012 memoir Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond

Barry Williams (Greg Brady)...


Apr 23, 2017

Memoir Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms

Susan Silver & I discuss writing for TV's The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude and Square Pegs.

People in the industry

Women behind the scenes of TV today