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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 1, 2019

Judy's series served as a bridge of American talent, featuring stars of stage and screen at every point in their careers: Barbra Streisand, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Lena Horne, Lorna Luft, Liza Minelli, Diahann Carroll, June Allyson. These performances give us some moments in art and history allow a viewer to see her as a singer, comic and loving mother.

Cynthia and Chicago-based, Emmy-nominated performer and Garland Scholar Angela Ingersoll exchange feminist insight..

Lorna Luft (1999) Me and My Shadows <link>

Coyne Steven Sanders (1990) The Judy Garland Show: Rainbow's End <link>