Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted
And all the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic
By Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
(Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781451659207, 336pp.)
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
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When writer-producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced woman with a career, the CBS executives they pitched replied:
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly and the author of Why? Because We Still Like You, a history of the original Mickey Mouse Club. She has provided pop culture commentary for CNN, VH1, Fox News Channel, and ABC, and her writing has been featured in Salon, MTV.com, Glamour, Budget Travel, and the Chicago Sun-Times. She also cofounded and continues to run SirensMag.com, an alternative online women’s magazine.
In the '60s, many of the women on television were cute, a little silly and married. Mary Richards, though, was single, sassy, and filled with joy. A new book about the Mary Tyler Moore Show focuses on the women behind the scenes of the show that's still inspiring women today. More at NPR.org
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