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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 8, 2016

Enjoy this interview with Susan Silver, a woman who has witnessed TV Herstory first hand. Among Susan’s TV sitcom writing credits – The legendary Mary Tyler Moore Show, Love American Style, Bob Newhart and the pilot for Maude. She’s worked with the very best in the industry.

In this interview, we cover her background and seat in the first golden era of TV Herstory. Then we fast forward to 2016 and TV’s coverage of women and politics. We cover all angles – from the anchors and commentators to women political figures finding their voice on the nation’s most pressing issues.

Finally, we review successful women showrunners and how political women are covered in drama and comedy today, including the satirical talents of Samantha Bee.

Susan Silver

**Apologies in advance for diminished sound quality.