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Love TV? TV women have brought us great lessons in leadership, achievement and diligence. It’s time their stories are told and in many cases, placed in the proper context of the women’s movement, social change and political trends. Representation of women on TV – whether it’s in the news, programming schedule or sports – is a fraction of the amount of screen time men get. Yet every generation of women is profoundly impacted by what they see. It’s more than the memory of watching it, it’s the confidence that if a girl or woman sees another doing it, she is more likely to believe in herself.

Advanced TV Herstory connects the dots of TV and feminism with American politics and culture. Within each episode, we zero in on the life lessons discovered through research and analysis. Shows from every era and genre, and the women who made them, get their place in the spotlight. 

Hosted and produced by Cynthia Bemis Abrams

Aug 12, 2015

Winnie Holzman, lead writer. Paley Center interview with Claire Danes & Bess Armstrong

Claire Danes' Angela is a teenage philosopher & asker of rhetorical questions. While much of the short-lived series' stories revolve around timeless teenage angst, there's an embedded perspective of Holzman, as female storyteller. This podcast episode explores mother-daughter relationships of the mid-90s, early days of the internet's arrival into households, but before social media and phones changed family life.

Stay with this early episode of our podcast for one person's theory on what halted production in light of cancellation