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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

Jun 5, 2017

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

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 obvious list. Carol Brady. Of the Brady Bunch. This is NOT a highlight reel of all her very Brady moments. It’s a deeper look at Florence Henderson, the woman who played her to a tee and...

Apr 23, 2017

In advance of her memoir Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms, Susan Silver & I sat down to talk about writing for TV's The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude and Square Pegs. Susan reveals who were the most influential figures in her career and how she continues to bring wit and feminist insight to...

Jan 27, 2017

Dinah Shore, who was born in 1916 and passed in 1994, was more of a renegade than her Tennessee accent would have us believe. Piecing together this look at her career and work as a woman pioneer in TV has required more context and research than is normally the case. In other words, FUN!

Dinah exercised calm confidence...

Nov 26, 2016

Agnes Nixon, creator and overseer of all things One Life to Live and All My Children passed away earlier this year. She lived a long life, so this segment of Advanced TV Herstory takes a look into her thinking and her style of storytelling.

Episode features an obituary clip from Hoda and Kathy Lee and highlights from an...