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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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Mar 8, 2018

Fascinating conversations took place at Barnard College's (NYC) Athena Film Festival last month about women, representation & the power of inclusion at all roles of storytelling. Plus how we can change today's norm. Themes and storytelling at film festivals are universal, so their application and intersection with TV is what prompted me to share observations.
Athena founder Melissa Silverstein of Women & Hollywood was interviewed for episode: Ten Years of Women and Hollywood.
Quick takes on documentaries: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story and I Am Evidence, produced by Law and Order SVU's Mariska Hargitay through her Joyful Heart Foundation.
Leaders of stage, digital, academia & film addressed "revising the Canon" - & how we shift the acceptable norms of storytelling.