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Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series 1970–1977) - Plot Summary Poster

(1970–1977)

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  • Mary Richards moves to Minneapolis after a relationship goes bad. She finds work as an associate producer in a small television newsroom where the characters include Lou Grant, her gruff boss, Murray Slaughter the humorous writer, and Ted Baxter the Anchor Man who spends his time mispronouncing country names. Mary continues to hope for romance, but finds that her friends are more dependable.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • Mary Richards, from small town Minnesota, has to navigate life - work and the pursuit of romance - as a young woman on her own as she moves to big city Minneapolis following the breakup with who was her fiancé. Planning on becoming a secretary, Mary ends up being hired at WJM-TV in the newsroom as the 6 o'clock news' associate producer, a role that starts off as a glorified secretary, under the direction of Lou Grant, the show's hard-nosed, career news man. Others in the newsroom include Murray Slaughter, the show's head writer who idolizes Mary despite being in a loving marriage already, and Ted Baxter, the show's self-absorbed anchor who is all beauty and no brains. As Mary progresses in her career, her newsroom associates become her friends. Other friends include those who she knows from her first living situation in Minneapolis: Phyllis Lindstrom, a friend from before her Minneapolis days who found the apartment for her; and Rhoda Morgenstern, a brash Jewish New Yorker with who an antagonistic first meeting blossomed into BFF status.

    - Written by Huggo
  • The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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