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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta AGE 4 People with everyday problems; that's Mary Tyler Moore TV show THE IAN TYSON SHOW Jeannie C. Riley and The Homesteaders perform "Ev- Reachin'" and "If You CooM Read My Mind" on "The Ian Tyson Sfeow" Tuesday, July 10 at p.m. on Channel 13. Host Ian Tyson also wel- comes popular folk rock group Seals and Crofts to the show. roes into fourth year on CBS-TV LOS ANGELES (AP) It's a quiet show. It doesn't shake the establishment by the roots or cany a banner for the new morality. But what an impact it las had, Maty Tyler Moore Show took X years of pointless, in- sipid television situation com- edy and spun it on its heels. The show, going into Its fourth year on CBS, pioneered reality comedy and the estab- lishment of clearly defined and motivated secondary charac- ters. Mary doesn't regard her show as pioneering. In fact, she lays toe credit on other shows that followed, like All in the Family Maude and M-A-S-H. "We're a quieter show with a more sufath she said. "Our show is about coping with life and the lives of the people in the show. Basically it's about people who have ev- eryday problems with which they have to cope. "But I think the approach to comedy writing is changing. Subjects that were taboo are open. Now you can make jokes about homosexuality or men- pause. We'll make jokes about them. It's just that we don't rant to be known for doing hose things." In her show Mary has not had an Maude Monday, July 9 (Q Stampede Parade Movie: Banacek Q Another World 0 Let's Jtte a Deal {TJ General Hospital 0 New Match Game HI One Life to Live 0 Klara's Korner 8) Days of Our ives 0 Galloping Gourmet fB Eye Bet 0 Secret Storm (J) Joan Waterfield 0 Mike Douglas IB Somerset Dinah's Place Three On A Match Another World STake 30 Dating Game fB What's the Good Word 0Edge of Night 8 Split Second Joker's Wild Family Court Anything You Can Do Bewitched Buckshot In News Star Trek fj Hollywood Squares Q News CO Password Q News O CJOC News fQ TV-5 Sirs News DD News Q Baseball 0 Stampede Parade fD Truth or Consequenov (B Beat the Clock (D Hookies IE) Stampede Parade (Repeat 0 Partridge Family ID Movie: Sflor Beware 0 Cannon 0 Here's Lucy fg) Rollin' HI Billy Graham 0 This is the Law Q Doris Day d V.I.P. SNews CQ Ironside (El Tonight Show ID Movie: Place For Lovers T) News Stampede Go-Bound CJOC News Stampede-Go-Around O Crossfire News Merv Griffin O Movie: Rising of the Moon SMITH'S COLOR TV APPLIANCES 236 13th ST. N. is she divorced. CBS nixed that idea four years ago. But she is on the pill and once spent the night with a boy-friend. More important, she is over 30, an executive and happily MARY TYLER MOORE a quiet show with a great impact Major dramatic specials in NBC, BBC exchange LOS ANGELES, Calif. The NBC Television Network and the British Broadcasting Corporation have entered into a loag-term program of co-op- eration which will be launched with an exchange of major dra- matic specials during the com- ing season, it was announced here at a news conference by Herbert S. Schlosser, Execu- tive vice president, NBC-TV and David Webster, U.S. Direc- tor of the BBC. (Mr. Schlosser's appointment to President, NBC-TV, was ef- fective July A two-hour production of "After the the powerful Broadway play by Pulitzer Prize winner Arthur Miller, will be the first NBC-TV pro- gram presented under the new agreement. The drama has been adapted by Miller for the precedent-setting colorcasts on NBC-TV and BBC Television, and will be produced In New York City this fall. Air date is to be announced. The British dramatic produc- tion for the initial exchange will be announced soon. It, too, will be colorcast both here and in England. Under the terms of the agree- ment, Mr. Schlosser noted, properties to be included in the exchange will be selected joint- ly by NBC and the BBC prior to their production a unique situation which, "demonstrate the strong mutual faith and un derstanding which underlie the relationship between our com panics." "We are proud to be assocl ated with the British Broad casting Corporation in thi Mr. Schlosser added "It is an important step ir ngle. The old situation comedy umgups about women are gone. >he is not a widow, nor a secre- tary nor is she desperate to get married. "The women's movement more or less broke when we went on (he said Allan tarns, co-creator and executive roducer with James Brooks. "We realized it. We were in- ormed of it constantly- by women. Rather than fight it, lary has become increasingly ndrpendent. "She was not independent when the show storied. She was fraid to take She was timid with her boss. She still has a respect for him but he's no longer timid. The point s that no one at CBS is saying when are you going to get her married." Brooks credits much of the uccess of the show to the free- dom they had to develop it. "This was one of the last teals with the networks for a .tar to go directly on the air without a In? said. "We couldn't have made the same show with a pilot. We had months to spend on casting. We were able to read SO girls for the part Valerie Harper got." ACHIEVE STARDOM The performers on the show :iave developed into a company, and the juicy comedic parts have made stars of Ed Asner, Ted Knight, Valerie and Cloris Leachman. Asner, Knight and Valerie, as well as Mary, have all won Enunys. Miss Leach- man won an Oscar as best porting actress in The Last Pic- ture Show in 1972 and won an Emmy as best dramatic actress for the TV movie, A Brand New Life. The fact that the supporting players are allowed to shine has occasionally led to the observa- tion an incorrect one Mary is often a bystander on her own show. Brooks laughed. "Our perfect he said, "would be to spin Mary off into another series and keep the other characters." Mary said: "I sea myself as a funny straight woman. I have fli9 abil- ity to take a straight line and get a little laugh out of it with- out hurling the subsequent joke." utilizing television's potentia to overcome the distances anc the division which separati people of different nations. In 'After the America i well represented by a movuii play about, a man who search- es for truth, written by a Pulit zer Prize playwright whost works are known and admirec all over the world. "It seems natural that NBC and BBC are partners in th exchange of specials a tele- vision form NBC pioneered i 1954. Both NBC and the BBC have earned reputations a leadens in the preparation am presentation of quality spe cials; both are dedicated t< continuing the specials form o programming." Mr. Webster said that the BBC is "extremely happ- about the developing relation ship between the two broadcas and expresse optimism thai "many mutuall rewarding co-operative effort will flow from the initial ex change, NO (SCRIPT Station 10, the National Film Board's hour-long documentary seen recently on CBC-TV, was filmed without a script or any preconceived stories. CHINESE POOD WESTERN MEALS LIGHT LUNCHES MAJORETTE RESTAURANT HOURS: Open Dally 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Sundays and 612 3rd AVE. S. PHONE M7-7S11 ;