I've been listening from the beginning over here in Sweden.
I like all of your episodes, but my favorite kind were the ones you did solo about a single episode of TV (like Designing Women for instance) and the ones about different themes like Monied Matriarchs in Dallas and Falcon Crest, those stories really made me notice and think about how tv influenced me growing up, taught me (for better or worse) social codes, about relationships, class and sociopolitical circumstances. Something to explore throughout life I think, and your podcast is a great forum for insight and inspiration.
Advanced TV Herstory is one of the smartest, well-researched podcasts on my playlist. Cynthia provides the foundation of information of important events and series in television history, from a timely feminist perspective. She's developed a loyal audience from academia and attracts top name scholars for interviews because the conversations are so rich. Enjoy and learn from this podcast and public intellectual.
Thank you! I just listened to 2 episodes of the podcast on my commute this morning & LOVE IT. Can't wait for the other episodes!
The show was on when I was in law school. Veronica Hamel’s character had a major influence on many of us. She was attractive, professional, witty, in control. This was one of the first times I recall seeing an older woman who was seriously attractive and sensual. Hamel I think served as the role model for later attorneys on shows like Law & Order. Where the idea of female lawyers who dressed as tarts came from, I have no idea.
OMG - I just read the article recounting Dinah Shores long & storied career. I was 11 in 1971 when I first saw her & thought she magnificent. Her poise, humor & guest line ups fed a young girls fantasy of being in her place one day. I had a school girl crush on Burt & thought his unscheduled pop in appearances to see her were thrilling. I am so glad I came across this piece.
Thanks for all you do I love your podcast and will listen to more as the year goes on and in the new year. As Samantha (Bewitched) said, "to all of you from all of us, merry christmas". I'm going to go finish crying now.
Thanks so much for this, Cynthia. Appreciate your fair, balanced and loving tribute to Liza Minnelli.