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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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Jan 25, 2023

As we wrap up our two-part In Memoriam for 2022 by honoring women with famous names and faces, we also pay tribute to those who were less visible yet made significant contributions to TV, movies, news, and science.

This celebration is the perfect time to reflect on the importance of acting as a champion for other women. Their success does not detract from our own—instead, it strengthens us all.

The wonderful women featured in this episode will continue to entertain and teach and inform us for decades thanks to syndication. They are why I podcast.

(We encourage you to visit your local bookseller or library.)

Women Who Reported Watergate (July 2, 2017 podcast)

Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters

Kirstie Alley - List of Works

Nichelle Nichols on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Beyond Uhura by Nichelle Nichols

Sacheen Littlefeather was a Native American icon. Her sisters say she was an ethnic fraud

Louise Fletcher Wins Best Actress: 48th Oscars (1976)

Dizzy & Jimmy by Liz Sheridan

Reeling Back by Michael Walsh


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