Mary adopts a teen-aged shoplifter as a little sister. Sue Ann does the same adopting a black teenager which influences her in a major way.



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Mary is producing a public service spot regarding juvenile delinquency for the Big Sisters organization. In discussing the issue with Ted who is the spokesperson for the spot, Mary decides to volunteer to act as a big sister, despite not having much experience in dealing with young women with troubled lives. Sue Ann also decides to volunteer to be a big sister solely to increase her chances of winning the Twin-Cities TV Woman of the Year award for which she's been nominated. As her little sister, Mary ends up getting fifteen year old Francie Stevens, who is on probation for a shoplifting conviction. Despite things between them not starting off too well, Mary and Francie ultimately bond. However, some issues arise concerning Francie possibly continuing her criminal ways about which Mary and Francie will have to come to some quick understandings. Meanwhile, while answering what she believes is an innocent question from Gus the director, Mary ends up buying a helicopter for the station. Written by Huggo

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1 November 1975 (USA)  »

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Mary Richards: [Mary's on the phone with the Big Sister program] Hello, ths is Mary Richards, and I would like to talk to someone about getting a little sister... right, I think I should mention that I haven't had a whole lot of experience in this area, and I was sort of wondering if you had a girl who hasn't done uh... well, a girl, you know who hasn't been... listen; would you have a girl who's just sort of cranky?
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