MPR’s Connie Goldman reports on the differing opinions of the Mary Tyler Moore TV show, which is set in Minneapolis.
Councilman John Derus says he loves the Mary Tyler Moore show because it takes place in Minneapolis and it gives the city free advertising. Other cities must buy time, but we don’t have to pay anything, it shows different scenes of city. To recognize the show for the PR work it's done for the city, the Minneapolis City Council passes resolution thanking the show for being a good show and using Minneapolis for its base.
Mrs. Clayton Giese is homeowner of house used in show. Paula Giese recounts on crew shooting with Mary Tyler Moore before show was on the air and how show has had negative effect for her. She says people come to the door all the time asking if Mary Tyler Moore lives there, and sightseeing bus tours come by. She doesn’t like the way the show depicts Minneapolis.
Segment opens with theme song from Mary Tyler Moore TV show.