Thursday, January 26, 2017

Specials To Honor Mary Tyler Moore

CBS, the network home for many of Mary Tyler Moore's projects,  including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," will air a tribute to the actress Thursday night. "Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around" will be anchored by "CBS This Morning's" Gayle King and feature interviews with many of Moore's admirers, including Oprah Winfrey. The special will air from 9 to 10 p.m.

The L-A Times reports PBS has also resurfaced the 2015 documentary "Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration," which is streaming now at and will air on various affiliates ( check local listings ). The hourlong program features interviews with a variety of television personalities Moore influenced and collaborated with, including Tina Fey, Betty White and Valerie Harper.

For a look at some deeper cuts in Mary Tyler Moore's television history, GetTV will air the 1969 special "Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman" as well as her early career appearance in the 1960 crime drama "Johnny Staccato." Both will air on Monday at 8 p.m.

Then of course there's the option of having your own tribute marathon of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," which is streaming now on Hulu as well as being available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon. Stumped for where to begin, other than the beginning? "Chuckles Bites the Dust," of course (Season 6, Episode 7), which is often cited as one of the best examples of television comedy to have ever aired.

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