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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

Jan 27, 2017

Dinah Shore, who was born in 1916 and passed in 1994, was more of a renegade than her Tennessee accent would have us believe. Piecing together this look at her career and work as a woman pioneer in TV has required more context and research than is normally the case. In other words, FUN!

Dinah exercised calm confidence in pressing NBC to break color barriers in the late 50s and early 60s, caused a few gasps when engaged in a free May-October relationship with Burt Reynolds, helped put women's golf on the map and eased the way for The Dinah to become the world's largest lesbian event.

At Advanced TV Herstory, we look for pioneers, glass ceiling breakers, women who stood or stand with other women.  The obvious ones wear shoulder pads the size of umbrellas, the less obvious appear in the form of demure, gracious Dinah Shore.