PBS to re-air 2015 documentary Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
PBS has joined in the tributes to the late Mary Tyler Moore, announcing plans to re-air the 2015 documentary, Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration.
The documentary showcases the influence of Moore, who died Wednesday at the age of 80, and her beloved TV series. The film features interviews with the actress’ costars and famous admirers, including Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, Valerie Harper, and Oprah Winfrey, who, after hearing the news of Moore’s death, wrote that she “will love her forever.”
In the documentary, which originally aired last October, Harper recalls how, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Moore let her Rhoda have the funnier lines because she thought they were better for that character.
“She’s an incredibly generous girl,” Harper told EW prior to the film’s airing. “She’s really just a great person.”
“There’s no BS from Mary,” Gavin MacLeod, who playedMurray Slaughter on MTM, says in the documentary. “She is fun. As you can see from some of the scenes she has played in the show, she has an enormous sense of humor.”
But Moore had a different opinion about her skills. “I wasn’t a comedian,” Moore said. “I was an actress who could do comedy.”
PBS is the latest network to set plans to honor Moore. Thursday night, CBS will air an hourlong tribute, Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around, anchored by CBS This Morning cohost Gayle King. MeTV has announced a three-hour The Mary Tyler Moore Show marathon for Sunday, featuring six of the series’ best episodes.
To watch Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration check your local listings or go here to stream.