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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

Feb 22, 2017

It was a pleasure to capture Persistence in the voice and energy of Marlene Forte – an actress whose face is quite familiar. You’d recognize her as the often crying middle-aged Latina in procedurals and sci-fi shows from the last 20 years.

Marlene is riding a wave of interest in Latina mother/daughter relationships in current TV series (APB, Altered Carbon, The Fosters and Fear the Walking Dead). She recounts her early days in acting and how her friends and family helped her persist in the competitive world of stage and TV.