MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Mary Richards first tossed her hat in the air on Nicollet Mall on this day 48 years ago.
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” — set in Minneapolis at the fictional TV station WJM — first aired on CBS on this day in 1970. The groundbreaking sitcom ran for seven years and won 29 Emmy Awards.READ MORE: Drive-By Shooter Targets National Guard Humvee In Minneapolis, Injuring 2 Guardsmen
The show featured several beloved actors, including Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Ted Knight and Cloris Leachman.READ MORE: Tensions High In Twin Cities Amid Wright Protests, Upcoming Chauvin Trial Verdict
Minneapolis has its own tribute to Mary Tyler Moore on the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. A statue depicting the moment Moore throws her hat in the air in the opening credit sequence is at the corner 7th Street.MORE NEWS: Police: Officers Fatally Shoot Carjacking Suspect Who Shot At Them On I-35W In Burnsville