Time Essay: Goodbye To 'OUR MARY'

Her genius was always in her reactions to things. Some small outrage would happen by, and Mary, a Bert Lahr born lovely, would do a fine, slow burn, her indignation developing like a Polaroid "Oh, Mr. Grant!"

The Mary Tyler Moore Show has amounted to only 84 hours of viewing time over the past seven years. This month MTM will broadcast its final episode. The tearful farewell has already been taped: new owners take over Mary's mythical WJM-TV in Minneapolis and decide that WJM'S local news program is not much good. Everyone has known...

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