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Welcome to Advanced TV Herstory, the podcast that connects the dots of TV & feminism and American politics & culture. We tell the stories of women in TV who have had a profound impact on the confidence and aspirations of generations of girls and women.

We highlight the pioneering journalists, talented actresses, and gutsy writers who challenged societal norms and provide historical context for their achievements within the cultural and political trends of the time. By exploring the past, we ensure that the struggles, triumphs, and milestones of these women are not lost to history.

Hosted and produced by television scholar Cynthia Bemis Abrams, Advanced TV Herstory is more than just a podcast. It is a research-based examination of the evolution of television and women in our society. Each episode is an opportunity to inspire listeners to believe in themselves, challenge norms, break barriers, and shape the future of television and our world.

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Jun 30, 2015

Five generations of American women have been depicted in TV. Five generations of women have been influenced by impressions of other women they've seen on TV. 

This was the podcast's initial mission and focus - summer 2015.

Jun 24, 2015

Teen fiction in the 30s & stringent standards for the girl detective

Warner Brothers attempt to put Nancy Drew on the silver screen

Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries on Sunday nights in 1977-79: DISASTER

Pamela Sue Martin bolts for Playboy and ends up a Dynasty Carrington.

Resource: Melanie Rehak's 2005 "Girl Sleuth:...