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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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Jul 2, 2017

Barbara Walters, Lesley Stahl and Connie Chung are the women who reported on the Watergate Scandal for the national news networks. That's the headline, says host Cynthia Bemis Abrams. Cynthia reviews the representation of women in journalism and how Walters ascended from Washington bureau to co-anchor of The Today Show. She later explains how Lesley Stahl and Connie Chung built strong careers out of opportunities created by Affirmative Action.



Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters (2008)

Reporting Live by Lesley Stahl (2000)

Watergate's Legacy and the Press by Jon Marshall (2011)