Aug 26, 2015
Serial drama genre's appearance in prime time in the 70s: Dallas and Falcon Crest
Audience bait - acclaimed film actresses Barbara Bel Geddes and Jane Wyman (bios)
Comparison of roles - older woman with quiet power vs. older woman with vocal, aggressive agency. Representation of older woman
Aug 19, 2015
Debbie Allen, actress, choreographer, business-owner, director, producer, writer. Growing up in the segregated south. Influenced by her mom
Howard University. Role of Lydia Grant in Fame the Movie, then the TV Series. Fame plots - urban teen, coming-of-age. Emphasis in A Different World
Aug 12, 2015
Winnie Holzman, lead writer. Paley Center interview with Claire Danes & Bess Armstrong
Claire Danes' Angela is a teenage philosopher & asker of rhetorical questions. While much of the short-lived series' stories revolve around timeless teenage angst, there's an embedded perspective of Holzman, as female...
Aug 8, 2015
King emerges as "Mother Freedom"
Reigning women's tennis champ Margaret Court loses to Bobby Riggs on Mother's Day. Competition with no assurances; Akin to the Super Bowl