Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted - And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic-logo

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted - And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amy Landon

Length:

11h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

20:12


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

51:16


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

33:59


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

20:04


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

43:07


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

35:53


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

19:29


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

33:33


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

35:28


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

36:03


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

50:41


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

40:54


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

37:25


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

50:42


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

01:07:33


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

39:17


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

37:06


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

26:23


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

02:12


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

01:01