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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

Mar 30, 2020

Part 2 of a chat with Emmy-winning actor Cady McClain, known for her years as Dixie Cooney on ABC's All My Children, which explores Cady's decision to pursue directing and arts advocacy. Cady talks about artists' muses and how resilience can be found in the creative process.

Recent film Seeing is Believing: Women Direct...


Mar 27, 2020

In her role as All My Children's Dixie, Cady McClain earned a place in TV Herstory for her award-winning acting. More than just half of a 90s "supercouple," Dixie was every woman.

In this first of a 2 part interview, Cady shares with us her early years in acting and her time on ABC's All My Children. Part 2 explores her...


Oct 4, 2018

Actor Briana Venskus of Agents of SHIELD, Grace and Frankie, Walking Dead and Outcast shares oodles of wisdom about fan engagement, progress of LGBTQ storylines & casting and the strength of streaming platforms in attracting transformative writers. Venskus is part of Clexacon, an international LGBTQ women's media...


May 3, 2018

Interview with Bill Jankowski, who worked with Anna "Patty" Duke to document her experiences and observations working with greats from film, stage and TV. Duke shared her talents with audiences, earning an Oscar & pre-TONY for her performances in The Miracle Worker, and of course made all sorts of TV Herstory with her...


May 3, 2018

Interview with Bill Jankowski, who worked with Anna "Patty" Duke to document her experiences and observations working with greats from film, stage and TV. Duke shared her talents with audiences, earning an Oscar & pre-TONY for her performances in The Miracle Worker, and of course made all sorts of TV Herstory with her...