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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

Aug 28, 2016

Let’s go back to school – via the powers of TV. Pretty much every kid growing up in America longed to have a teacher as cool as some of the ones we’ll talk about.  

Just like in your own school experience, some teachers were really profound. They inspired you. You remember them. You’d actually look them up when you go back to your hometown.

With 50 plus years of herstory – TV shows featuring women teachers as main characters or regular supporting ones – we’ve got quite a highlight reel. We’re paying extra attention today to extraordinary performances, positive messaging and quirky style. From Annalise Keating, Viola Davis' alter ego in "How to Get Away With Murder" to Hayley Mills in the forgotten "Good Morning, Miss Bliss." Credit the baby boom with bringing us our first fascinating high school adult role models in Room 222.