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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

Oct 25, 2015

This podcast picks up where we left off from one posted earlier this year. TNT's The Closer is one of the most popular shows to ever originate on cable. It stars Kyra Sedgwick, whose portrayal of Deputy Chief Johnson is reviewed extensively in our first podcast The Closer Pt 1 Seasons 1-4.

Now we examine the last three seasons of life in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Major Crimes Division. The seven season show enjoyed a tremendous consistency of characters, so the formula of actors and roles remains almost the same. Instead, the latter half takes advantage of the stability that comes with a high-performing team and brings the viewer to situations that involve trust, ethics and the drive we all find in ourselves to advance our careers.