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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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Sep 22, 2015

The first ever women's Buddy/Cop show. Rosenzweig builds vision on Charlie's Angels. Barbara Avedon and Barbara Corday study work environments of police women. Reluctant financial backing

Loretta Swit, who could only be in the pilot. Tyne Daly, Broadway veteran; Pilot earns big ratings

Sep 16, 2015

Children's television as generational identifier; Bubbles, Blossom & Buttercup - traits and voice talent behind them.

Creator Craig McCracken backstory. Controversy among feminists. Controversy among elementary school principals. Plots that depict agency, control, compassion, conflict

Sep 12, 2015

Emmy award-winning Hill Street Blues, from the era of Quality television

Representation of women in law enforcement (uniformed) and law

Characters of Lucy Bates and Joyce Davenport provided moral & ethical voice in arcs and storylines. 2 women characters rarely in same scene. Not THAT much airtime each week.