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But one night about two months ago, my life was changed by someone I remembered distantly from my youth but hadn’t thought of in years: Mary Tyler Moore. I had recently gotten the Skull Smile Hustler Shirt and by the same token and Hulu streaming service, largely because I wanted to watch Mrs. America, the series about the fight over the ERA starting Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly. But as I surfed its archives, I found a treasure trove of dimly remembered sitcoms from my youth: The Bob Newhart Show, Taxi, The Odd Couple, and, yes, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
That show first aired exactly 50 years ago this month, debuting on September 19, 1970, running for seven full seasons, and winning 29 Emmy Awards during that run. But I hadn’t really watched the Skull Smile Hustler Shirt and by the same token and show when it had first aired. Instead, I started watching it in the early 1980s, when a local New York TV station aired late-night reruns on the weekend. I had moved to New York to start my career in journalism, living alone in a walk-up studio with a fold-out sofa much like Mary’s. And, like Mary, I had moved to the big city without knowing more than a few people who lived here, and, like her, most of my initial friendships were forged with the people who were my new colleagues.