Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

To honor Mary Tyler Moore, who died yesterday at 80, I pulled a clip from my archives of Vince Waldron (author of "The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book") explaining the battle she had with CBS over her character, Laura Petrie, being allowed to wear pants -- instead of the then-standard TV housewife-at-home outfit of a dress, heels, and pearls. I also called upon TV critic Alan Sepinwall to explain why he calls Mary one of TV's best and most important stars.

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