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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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Aug 28, 2016

Memories of teachers good and scary.

Quite a highlight reel w/ extra attention to extraordinary performances, positive messaging & quirky style.

Annalise Keating, Viola Davis' alter ego in How to Get Away With Murder; Hayley Mills in the forgotten Good Morning, Miss Bliss.

Room 222

Aug 8, 2016

Susan Silver, noted pioneer comedy writer of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude & Square Pegs

2016 Presidential Election coverage by women reporters & analysts

Ana Novarro of CNN