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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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Feb 22, 2017

Host Cynthia Bemis Abrams welcomed Cuban-born actress Marlene Forte to talk about her career and progress for Latinx performers and creatives. Marlene speaks candidly about her persistence in advocating for herself and others, and to rise beyond crying mother and beaten up girlfriend roles written for women of color....

Guest on "Let's Chat!" with Chris Revill

Feb 13, 2017

It was really fun to talk TV and the women in and of TV with Chris Revill on his popular podcast "Let's Chat!" Chris is a consummate host. At the end of the visit, he got to do the production - which is the podcast equivalent of doing dishes.


Feb 8, 2017

Host Cynthia Bemis Abrams chats with television scholar and author Dr. Elana Levine, of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee about the role of daytime dramas in television's evolution. They focus on the impact women writers and producers had in initiating story lines that were not seen in prime time such as...