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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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Dec 2, 2015

Host Cynthia Bemis Abrams puts on her leadership professor cap to wax enthusiastically about the 90 minute of video of one of the most significant concerts of the 20th century. In the early 80s, budding paid-cable channel Showtime courted new subscribers with novel streaming opportunities like Diana Ross in concert in Central Park. Cynthia breaks down Ross' on-stage leadership during a torrential rain storm and how she handled the crowd, their exit from the park and her promise to return the next day. Cynthia asks, where were the lawyers?

Kente Kool
almost eight years ago

This was a great examination of a memorable historic event. Appreciated.