Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Tyler Moore can, and PBS knows it. And with this MTM Celebration they show it. Tuesday, October 13, 2015, PBS premieres Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration. Indulge in clips from the film Ordinary People, and classic TV sitcoms like The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which premiered 45 years ago, on September 19, 1970. Check out all of our Mary Tyler Moore Coverage through the years.
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration includes conversations with Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Oprah Winfrey. Following are the program description and a video preview.
Here is PBS’s description:
About the Program
Not only did Mary Tyler Moore “turn the world on with her smile,” as her show’s theme song declared, she also influenced a generation of women to become more independent and to pursue successful and fulfilling careers. Moore’s own 50-plus-year career has spanned award-winning films and Broadway shows, as well as two beloved television series that broke ground and continue to entertain viewers.
This one-hour special includes highlights from a recent interview with Mary Tyler Moore, tributes from her co-stars and clips from iconic moments throughout her career. The program looks at her breakthrough role on The Dick Van Dyke Show, her iconic turn as TV’s first independent career woman on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and her Academy Award-nominated work on Ordinary People.
In addition to the interview with Mary, the program includes comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke. Plus, Oprah Winfrey agreed to a special interview in which she recounts Mary Tyler Moore’s critical role in inspiring Oprah — and millions of other women in the 1970s.
Check out the PBS preview of Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration:
As a bonus, watch our interview with Ed Asner, back in 2008:
What do you think? Will you watch PBS’s Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration? Have you ever laughed harder at a sitcom, than you did during the season six, episode seven, “Chuckles Bites the Dust” episode?