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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

Host Cynthia Bemis Abrams welcomes Susan Silver, writer for TV's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Maude" and "Square Pegs" and other projects to talk about her memoir, "Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets and Sitcoms." Susan shares her path to becoming a TV writer and the supportive environments she encountered.Cynthia Bemis Abrams