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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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Feb 8, 2017

Host Cynthia Bemis Abrams chats with television scholar and author Dr. Elana Levine, of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee about the role of daytime dramas in television's evolution. They focus on the impact women writers and producers had in initiating story lines that were not seen in prime time such as divorce, infidelity, prolonged sicknesses and the changing values of generations.Cynthia Bemis Abrams


SArah Adams
over seven years ago

Great interview and food for thought.