The Mary Tyler Moore Show


The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show first aired in 1970 and was a breakthrough in women's liberation. The Mary Tyler Moore show ran for seven years on CBS and was one of the most popular and acclaimed sitcoms of the seventies. Mary Richards (Moore) is a single woman who, at age 30, moves to Minneapolis, Minnesota after breaking off an engagement with her boyfriend of two years. She applies for a secretarial job at TV station WJM-TV, only to find it has already been filled. To her surprise, she is offered the position of associate producer for the Six O'Clock News (which pays $10 less a week than the original job she sought). At work, she befriends her tough-but-likeable boss Lou Grant (Edward Asner); sympathetic, long-suffering newswriter Murray Slaughter (Gavin MacLeod); and buffoonish anchorman Ted Baxter (Ted Knight). The cast of characters include upstairs neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper), a self-deprecating ex-New Yorker who becomes Mary's best friend; their self-involved landlady Phyllis Lindstrom (Cloris Leachman); and her precocious daughter Bess (Lisa Gerritsen). Characters introduced later are the host of WJM's cooking program, The Happy Homemaker, Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White) and Georgette Franklin (Georgia Engel), Ted Baxter's girlfriend and then wife.

Genre: Comedy

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