{"title":"The Mary Tyler Moore Show","dateDebut":"1970","dateEnd":"1977","description":"The Mary Tyler Moore Show was one of the most literate,\r\nrealistic, and enduring situation comedies of the 1970s.\r\nMary Richards was the idealized single career woman. She\r\nhad come to Minneapolis after breaking up with a man she\r\nhad been dating for four years. Ambitious, and looking for\r\nnew friends, she moved into an older apartment building\r\nand went to work as an assistant producer of the local\r\nnews show on television station WJM-TV. In her early 30s,\r\nMary symbolized the independent woman of the 1970s. Mary's\r\nboss was WJM-TV News producer Lou Grant, an irascible,\r\ncantankerous, blustery man whose bark was much worse\r\nthan his bite. Underneath that harsh exterior beat the heart of a pussycat.\r\n\r\nMurray Slaughter was the head newswriter at\r\nthe station. Ted Baxter was the anchorman, not too bright,\r\nprone to put his foot in his mouth both on and off the\r\nair, and possessor of such a misplaced sense of his own\r\nwonderfulness that he was the butt of everyone's jokes.\r\nMary's closest friend was one of her neighbors, Rhoda\r\nMorgenstern, a window dresser for a local department store\r\nwho, like Mary, was still single though in her 30s. The\r\nother neighbor seen frequently in Mary's apartment Phyllis\r\nLindstrom. Phyllis was the building's resident busybody,\r\nand though it took quite a while to find out, also its\r\nlandlady. Phyllis was oblivious to everyone elses feelings\r\nand had an extremely flaky personality. Other regulars\r\nincluded: Bess, Phyllis' mature-beyond-her-years daughter;\r\nSue Ann Nivens, \"The Happy Homemaker\" on WJM-TV;\r\nGordy Howard, WJM-TV's weatherman; and Georgette\r\nFranklin, Ted Baxter's empty-headed girlfriend.","leadImageMedUrl":"https:\/\/media.retrojunk.com\/file\/bbf1e5eb3aaaef1247424a1aab541d325d362f6d2de6e0e7b352fd1e5c5c1e4c4504ca263931ab\/image\/591_fb0b13db3c.jpg"}