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Love TV? TV women have brought us great lessons in leadership, achievement and diligence. It’s time their stories are told and in many cases, placed in the proper context of the women’s movement, social change and political trends. Representation of women on TV – whether it’s in the news, programming schedule or sports – is a fraction of the amount of screen time men get. Yet every generation of women is profoundly impacted by what they see. It’s more than the memory of watching it, it’s the confidence that if a girl or woman sees another doing it, she is more likely to believe in herself.

Advanced TV Herstory finds those seminal moments, those important episodes of iconic shows or profiles of women whose persistence was exemplary, and tells those stories. Within each episode, we zero in on the life lessons discovered through research and analysis. Shows from every era and genre, and the women who made them, get their place in the spotlight. 

Hosted and produced by Cynthia Bemis Abrams

Jul 1, 2019

Celebration of 4 years of independent podcasting about TV women - those behind the camera as well as in front of it. Cynthia's thanks her team of Jen Edds, Catherine Yang and Elsie Escobar and recaps highlights and changes made to the show's format and outreach.

She also does some deep thinking about social change and...


Nov 15, 2018

Why is America so divided and how did we get here? Cynthia probes that question from a TV Herstoric perspective.

Also, be the first to hear how changing the podcast's distribution schedule will enable the team to research, develop and promote the relevant matters of TV women and representation, sexism, racism, feminism,...


Aug 9, 2018

From Dancing with the Stars to her latest documentary, Nevertheless, Producer, director in both TV & film Sarah Moshman tells stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Join us as we discuss funding, Netflix, representation, worldwide impact, privilege & unity. Learn more about Moshman &...


Jul 5, 2018

Three years since publishing our first episode, we're lighting candles & making a wish. This anniversary edition briefly reviews show changes made this year, with a focus on content about leadership, persistence and achievement.

We also share more about the work that goes in, behind-the-scenes, to producing content...


Mar 8, 2018

Fascinating conversations took place at Barnard College's (NYC) Athena Film Festival last month about women, representation & the power of inclusion at all roles of storytelling. Plus how we can change today's norm. Themes and storytelling at film festivals are universal, so their application and intersection with TV is...