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Advanced TV Herstory

By Cynthia Bemis Abrams

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.

  1. 1.
    Role Models in the 4-Female Sitcom11/04/2020
    34:28
  2. 2.
    Iconic Women, As Characters and Themselves10/21/2020
    36:53
  3. 3.
    They Showed Us Who We Could Be10/07/2020
    28:03
  4. 4.
    Celebrating Role Models & Memorable Characters09/23/2020
    34:26
  5. 5.
    Presenting Margaret Cho09/02/2020
    37:11
  6. 6.
    Pepper Reed is a Reel Woman on the Rise08/25/2020
    27:25
  7. 7.
    Chanel Glover is a Reel Woman on the Rise08/18/2020
    24:32
  8. 8.
    Sanicole Young is a Reel Woman on the Rise08/11/2020
    31:29
  1. 9.
    5 Years of Connecting the Dots of Feminism, TV & Culture07/31/2020
    13:25
  2. 10.
    Danielle Earle is A Reel Woman on the Rise07/24/2020
    34:05
  3. 11.
    Jessica de Gouw Talks International TV07/13/2020
    27:10
  4. 12.
    Writing for Kids & Tweens’ TV06/01/2020
    50:49
  5. 13.
    Mrs. America & 3-Dimensional Storytelling05/03/2020
    49:16
  6. 14.
    Pt 4 Her Stories: Declining Ratings and Daytime's Demise04/28/2020
    23:44
  7. 15.
    Pt. 3 Her Stories: Feminism & Inclusion in Daytime04/23/2020
    42:40
  8. 16.
    Pt. 2 Her Stories with Elana Levine04/19/2020
    26:18
  9. 17.
    Pt. 1 Her Stories with Elana Levine04/16/2020
    27:23
  10. 18.
    Talking Adaptations with Abbe Wright04/12/2020
    51:18
  11. 19.
    Emmy Winner Cady McClain Pt 203/30/2020
    24:19
  12. 20.
    Emmy Winner Cady McClain Pt. 103/27/2020
    26:05
  13. 21.
    L.A. Law’s Pilot & 80s Feminism03/09/2020
    30:18
  14. 22.
    2019 Memoriam and Inspiration12/23/2019
    26:15
  15. 23.
    21st Century Nancy Drew10/19/2019
    27:19
  16. 24.
    I Still Believe Anita Hill (refresh of '16 ep)09/21/2019
    49:28
  17. 25.
    Trumped Up Charges & Lists: TV Women Blacklisted08/16/2019
    26:28
  18. 26.
    Pioneering TV Women of Color: TV Women Blacklisted08/09/2019
    37:40
  19. 27.
    Different 50s TV: TV Women Blacklisted08/02/2019
    27:11
  20. 28.
    Calculated Efforts to Preserve Power: TV Women Blacklisted07/26/2019
    38:06
  21. 29.
    Anniversary Ep! 4 Years, 3 Hashtags, 2 Dreams07/01/2019
    17:01
  22. 30.
    Cable's Original Content and Reruns: TV For and About Women05/13/2019
    29:04
  23. 31.
    Eating Disorder Movies: TV For and About Women05/09/2019
    37:25
  24. 32.
    Series, Movies & Channels: TV For & About Women05/05/2019
    30:40
  25. 33.
    Cable, Audiences and Evolution: TV For and About Women05/01/2019
    24:51
  26. 34.
    Pt 5 Finding the Feminist Lesson - Complicated Treasure: The Judy Garland Show -02/01/2019
    45:06
  27. 35.
    Pt 4 Herstoric TV Guests and Performances - Complicated Treasure: The Judy Garland Show02/01/2019
    36:41
  28. 36.
    Pt 3 Unmatched! Production Budget Pressure - Complicated Treasure: The Judy Garland Show02/01/2019
    33:00
  29. 37.
    Pt 2 Angela Ingersoll Frames Judy's Legacy - Complicated Treasure: The Judy Garland Show02/01/2019
    27:14
  30. 38.
    Pt 1 Judy Finally Makes it to TV - Complicated Treasure: The Judy Garland Show02/01/2019
    31:15
  31. 39.
    Women of "Grandma Got Runover"11/29/2018
    16:50
  32. 40.
    TV Women are Cultural Data11/15/2018
    12:20
  33. 41.
    Women TV Sports Reporter Legends11/01/2018
    52:26
  34. 42.
    Witches are Back! Classic Charmed and 2018 Feminism10/18/2018
    32:00
  35. 43.
    Briana Venskus on Bringing Life to Roles10/04/2018
    49:26
  36. 44.
    Linda Bloodworth-Thomason Emerges from Exile09/20/2018
    35:05
  37. 45.
    Sports Night: More Relevant than Ever09/06/2018
    31:22
  38. 46.
    Telling Stories of Women Across Media: An Interview with Sarah Moshman08/09/2018
    29:25
  39. 47.
    Tending the Fandom07/26/2018
    39:01
  40. 48.
    Norman Lear's 70s Lady Bench07/12/2018
    25:04
  41. 49.
    3 Years! Highlights and A Look Ahead07/05/2018
    23:57
  42. 50.
    That Girl and Sexual Harassment06/28/2018
    25:54
  43. 51.
    Anti-Heroines and Jessica Jones06/14/2018
    36:28
  44. 52.
    TV's Single Woman, The Feminerd05/31/2018
    27:42
  45. 53.
    Daria's Impact on Feminism05/17/2018
    25:34
  46. 54.
    Patty Duke memoir "In the Presence of Greatness" Pt 205/03/2018
    35:40
  47. 55.
    Patty Duke memoir "In the Presence of Greatness" Pt 105/03/2018
    35:51
  48. 56.
    Lessons from Shonda, Year of Yes04/19/2018
    36:24
  49. 57.
    Sex and the City & Us04/05/2018
    1:17:32
  50. 58.
    TV's Single Woman, Who Doesn't Know What She Wants03/22/2018
    32:48
  51. 59.
    Storytelling and Themes from Athena Film Festival 201803/08/2018
    24:18
  52. 60.
    Reboots, One Day at a Time & Rita Moreno02/26/2018
    35:47
  53. 61.
    TV's Single Women02/14/2018
    32:59
  54. 62.
    TV's Lady Spies & Crimefighters01/22/2018
    50:09
  55. 63.
    The Honeymooners' Feminist Audrey Meadows01/01/2018
    27:37
  56. 64.
    Designing Women's Earnest NYE12/28/2017
    29:33
  57. 65.
    Gift Giving Recs for TV Fans12/10/2017
    9:36
  58. 66.
    Kim Fields Interview: Blessed Life12/09/2017
    53:32
  59. 67.
    Debbie Allen Shapes A Different World11/14/2017
    1:06:51
  60. 68.
    [Elizabeth] Taylor Made Monday10/17/2017
    24:59
  61. 69.
    TV Women in Wrestling Ring: PodSlam Live Recording10/13/2017
    40:45
  62. 70.
    Esther Rolle's Hope for Good Times09/18/2017
    32:00
  63. 71.
    BSG's Laura Roslin Shattered Stereotypes09/16/2017
    1:05:16
  64. 72.
    Sarah McLachlan's PSA: Angels, cats & dogs08/17/2017
    20:15
  65. 73.
    Year 2 Recap & A Look Ahead08/05/2017
    27:15
  66. 74.
    TV Writer April Smith on Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey and storytelling07/19/2017
    1:05:09
  67. 75.
    Women Who Reported Watergate07/02/2017
    38:57
  68. 76.
    A podcast about Girlfriends (2000-8)!06/25/2017
    40:32
  69. 77.
    Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop's Impact on Kids TV06/05/2017
    57:30
  70. 78.
    Twilight TV Career of Joan Crawford05/20/2017
    45:17
  71. 79.
    Mother's Day Without Carol Brady05/07/2017
    35:34
  72. 80.
    Hot Pants in Hollywood04/23/2017
    45:47
  73. 81.
    Romper Room's Miss Sherri & Thalidomide04/18/2017
    29:01
  74. 82.
    Ten Years of Women & Hollywood04/02/2017
    51:20
  75. 83.
    On-Air Power of Curry & Pauley03/20/2017
    41:25
  76. 84.
    China Beach Tackles the Topic03/05/2017
    32:25
  77. 85.
    Talking Persistence with Marlene Forte02/22/2017
    42:18
  78. 86.
    Daytime Drama's Place in Herstory02/08/2017
    44:39
  79. 87.
    TV's Smiling Feminist: Dinah Shore01/27/2017
    31:07
  80. 88.
    TV Fashion Trend Setters01/08/2017
    47:30
  81. 89.
    Bewitched's Holiday Ep "Sisters at Heart"12/14/2016
    22:11
  82. 90.
    Daytime Storyteller & Showrunner Agnes Nixon11/26/2016
    28:01
  83. 91.
    Geena Davis as Commander in Chief (2005-6)11/05/2016
    29:00
  84. 92.
    Maude: TV's Timeless Feminist Icon10/15/2016
    29:18
  85. 93.
    Unsinkable Rosie O'Donnell10/07/2016
    29:10
  86. 94.
    Daytime TV's Vulture Culture09/18/2016
    44:57
  87. 95.
    Salute to TV's HS Teachers08/28/2016
    31:22
  88. 96.
    TV, Women & Politics with Susan Silver08/08/2016
    34:35
  89. 97.
    A Year's Reflection on TV Herstory06/15/2016
    35:48
  90. 98.
    Angela Bassett Leads ER's Final Season (2008-9)05/13/2016
    26:53
  91. 99.
    Murphy Brown Gives Birth (May 1992)05/08/2016
    21:33
  92. 100.
    Early ER's Lewis & Hathaway04/22/2016
    33:51
  93. 101.
    Women Who Influenced Early MTV04/10/2016
    45:20
  94. 102.
    I Believe Anita Hill03/24/2016
    58:16
  95. 103.
    70s Lady Private Eyes - Drew, Columbo & the Angels03/06/2016
    51:18
  96. 104.
    Patty Duke's Place in Herstory02/24/2016
    38:47
  97. 105.
    FLOTUS on TV: Roosevelt & Ford02/08/2016
    33:24
  98. 106.
    Women of Super Bowl Halftimes02/02/2016
    56:25
  99. 107.
    Designing Women 1, Bodyshaming 001/23/2016
    32:11
  100. 108.
    4-Female Theory and Living Single (1993-8)01/13/2016
    40:58
  101. 109.
    Lucille Ball's Humility & Pride01/05/2016
    44:40
  102. 110.
    Diana Ross' 1983 Central Park Concert12/02/2015
    35:13
  103. 111.
    Women Writers of MTM Pt 3 (Treva Silverman)11/23/2015
    27:54
  104. 112.
    Women of MTM Pt 2 (Words, Casting, Fashion)11/18/2015
    49:50
  105. 113.
    Women of MTM (1970-77) Pt 111/12/2015
    33:58
  106. 114.
    6 Lost Episodes of Cagney and Lacey11/06/2015
    38:33
  107. 115.
    The Closer Pt 2 (Seasons 5-7)10/25/2015
    44:28
  108. 116.
    4 Women of Sisters 1991-9610/21/2015
    38:07
  109. 117.
    Concept to Pilot: Cagney & Lacey09/22/2015
    33:08
  110. 118.
    Powerpuff Girls09/16/2015
    32:36
  111. 119.
    Hill Street Blues' Davenport & Bates09/12/2015
    35:35
  112. 120.
    80s Monied Matriarchs: Ellie Ewing and Angela Channing08/26/2015
    33:02
  113. 121.
    Debbie Allen (Early Career, Fame TV series)08/19/2015
    26:43
  114. 122.
    Women of My So Called Life (1994-5)08/12/2015
    54:52
  115. 123.
    Battle of the Sexes: King & Riggs 197308/08/2015
    21:38
  116. 124.
    Betty White's Career in TV07/27/2015
    34:22
  117. 125.
    The Closer Pt. 1 (Seasons 1-4)07/15/2015
    34:14
  118. 126.
    Sports Night (1998-2000)07/06/2015
    25:48
  119. 127.
    Basic TV Herstory06/30/2015
    13:14
  120. 128.
    Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977-79)06/24/2015
    23:53

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