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Love TV? TV women have brought us great lessons in leadership, achievement and diligence. It’s time their stories are told and in many cases, placed in the proper context of the women’s movement, social change and political trends. Representation of women on TV – whether it’s in the news, programming schedule or sports – is a fraction of the amount of screen time men get. Yet every generation of women is profoundly impacted by what they see. It’s more than the memory of watching it, it’s the confidence that if a girl or woman sees another doing it, she is more likely to believe in herself.

Advanced TV Herstory connects the dots of TV and feminism with American politics and culture. Within each episode, we zero in on the life lessons discovered through research and analysis. Shows from every era and genre, and the women who made them, get their place in the spotlight. 

Hosted and produced by Cynthia Bemis Abrams

Oct 25, 2015

Picks up from podcast discussion of leadership growth of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (The Closer Pt 1, Seasons 1-4)

Introduction of Capt. Sharon Raydor, played by Mary McDonnell. Style differences. Marriage challenges, alcoholism. Niece Charlie (played by Sosie Bacon) as parenting test. Are Johnson & Raydor modern...

Oct 21, 2015

4 woman ensemble in hour long drama. Obscure, only 2 seasons on DVD, some on YouTube. Emmy Awards for cast  & crew

The 4  sisters, what have they been up to? Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Sela Ward and Julianne Phillips. Role of Beatrice - Elizabeth Hoffman - feminism by generation

Plots including interracial and...