Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted

by Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin.

Format: Book on CD 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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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.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which ran for seven seasons (1970-1977), made it big, and the series remains one of TV's most acclaimed, with 29 Emmys total. Entertainment writer Armstrong's affectionate and meticulous history offers a captivating behind-the-scenes look at all of the personalities who turned the show into a success. Fast-paced and charming, Armstrong's chronicle brings to life writers Treva Silverman (who wrote scripts for The Monkees), Allan Burns (My Mother the Car), and James L. Brooks (Rhoda; Taxi), who labored mightily in 1970 on the scripts for Mary Tyler Moore. The show pulled Moore back from the brink of the career disasters since the end of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and created for her a forceful persona surrounded by actors such as the irascible Ed Asner, the indefatigable Betty White, and the lovably eccentric Valerie Harper. Even more important, Armstrong points out, the show provided significant opportunity for women television writers to establish their careers in an industry in which they were noticeably absent. Armstrong's absorbing cultural history offers the first in-depth look at a series that changed television. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Mary Tyler Moore show (Television program)
Situation comedies (Television programs)
Television actors and actresses.
Television writers.
Publisher [Old Saybrook, Ct.] :Tantor Media, Inc.,2013
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted :
Contributors Landon, Amy.
Tantor Media.
Participants/Performers Read by Amy Landon.
Audience General adult.
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
Duration: 11:30:00.
Description 10 audio discs (11.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781452613451 (retail ed.)
1452613451 (retail ed.)
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