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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

Jan 27, 2017

Dinah Shore: Profile in feminism (though she claimed she wasn't a feminist)

Performing at young age and in college (Vanderbilt University)

Standing with Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole & other black performers to ensure respectful treatment and airtime on TV and radio

Daytime Emmy Awards: 1974 for Dinah's Place, 1976 for...

Jan 8, 2017

Guest Ann Rosenquist Fee, MFA, a fashion observer, blogger, author/editor & arts non-profit executive

Influence from TV to fashion merchandising and design

60s Patty Duke, Barbara Stanwyck, sew at-home patterns

70s Susan Dey, Cher

80s Christina Applegate & where are all the young women on TV? Did they just...