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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 8, 2017

Interview with Dr. Elana Levine, Background and path to academia

Previous books: (Editor) Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn, 

(Author) Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television and Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status

Book currently in final stages of editing Her Stories: Daytime Soap Operas and US Television History.



SArah Adams
five and a half years ago

Great interview and food for thought.