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Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted

And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Amy Landon (Narrated by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/12/2013)
Paperback (10/29/2013)
Compact Disc (5/13/2013)
Hardcover (5/7/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print (5/15/2013)
MP3 CD (5/13/2013)

Description

Mary Tyler Moore made her name as Dick Van Dyke's wife on the eponymous show; she was a cute, unassuming housewife that audiences loved. But when screenwriters James Brooks and Allan Burnes dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced woman with a career, network executives replied: "Americans won't watch television about New York City, divorcees, men with mustaches, or Jews." But Moore and her team were committed, and when the show finally aired, in spite of tepid reviews, fans loved it. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong introduces listeners to the show's creators; its principled producer, Grant Tinker; and the writers and actors who attracted millions of viewers. As the first situation comedy to employ numerous women as writers and producers, The Mary Tyler Moore Show became a guiding light for women in the 1970s. The show also became the centerpiece of one of greatest evenings of comedy in television history, and Jennifer Keishin Armstrong describes how the television industry evolved during these golden years.

Tantor Audio, 9781452643458

Publication Date: May 13, 2013



About the Author

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the author of "Why? Because We Still Like You" and coauthor of "Sexy Feminism."

Amy Landon is a classically trained actress with numerous Off-Broadway, film, and television credits. Her voice can also be heard on many television and radio commercials, and she also coaches and teaches dialects.