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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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Apr 23, 2017

Memoir Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms

Susan Silver & I discuss writing for TV's The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude and Square Pegs.

People in the industry

Women behind the scenes of TV today

Apr 18, 2017

Romper Room as regionally syndicated children's show, early Baby Boom

Sherri Finkbine - Arizona market Romper Room "teacher"

Thalidomide to relieve symptoms of  morning sickness

Medical decisions

Made for TV Movie A Private Matter starring Sissy Spacek retells the...

Apr 2, 2017

Highlights from an interview with Melissa Silverstein

Founder of Women and Hollywood

Worldwide network of entertainment leaders who share her passion

Steps podcast listeners can take to make a difference.