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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

Feb 26, 2018

What's with reboots & refashioning movies and TV series of the 70s, 80s & 90s? Will audiences expect reboots to surpass the originals?

One Day at a Time ran for 204 episodes through the late 70s and early 80s. Producer Norman Lear used the novelty of a working single mother of 2 teen to address coming-of-age social...

Listener Survey 9 questions

Feb 14, 2018

Loyal listeners! Chart the podcast's future a bit by helping us find large & small opportunities for improvement.

Podcast Listener Survey (click here)

Every survey that's completed is important, as is your time. Complete a survey & receive a pair of Advanced TV Herstory coasters! Include your U.S. mail address in...

Feb 14, 2018

Interview with Jeanine Furino, author of All the Single Girls, a look at 60 years of television's depiction of unmarried women in women-centric series.

5 years of resources, research


  • Career Woman
  • Woman Who Wants to Marry
  • Feminerd
  • Unsure of What She wants
  • Retired Woman
  • Caregiver
  • Working Mother

All the Single...