As Women's History Month continues, there is no better time to celebrate the women in television who advanced others on-screen, behind the scenes, or both -- at a time when women weren’t exactly welcome to do so. Those who come immediately to mind are the major female TV stars of the '50s, '60s and '70s whose work changed the game in one way or another. How did these women accomplish what they did, when they did? Their stories are legendary. I am struck by the fact that these women accomplished so much -- often through the careful creation and protection of iconic television characters who motivated and inspired millions of women (and men, for that matter) to reach for more in life, while never failing to entertain. Sadly, there are now younger generations in place that are not familiar with many or all of them. This series will attempt to correct that.
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