The Mary Tyler Moore Show S1E2
Valerie Harper dishes on beating the odds.
Women’s Equality Day, August 26th 1978: Valerie Harper signs in support of extending the deadline to ratify The Equal Rights Amendment.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show - S03E17 - “My Brother’s Keeper” - Phyllis finds out why her brother and Rhoda didn’t hit it off.
Harper got the job thanks to Barbara Fisher, senior vice president of original programming for the uplift-focused UP and a programming veteran of the Hallmark channels.
“I had heard through the grapevine from different people that Valerie might be interested in working,” Fisher said. “And literally within 24 hours I said, ‘We’re going to get her.’ I mean, who doesn’t want to have Valerie Harper?
“Less than a day later they had booked her, and we were thrilled.”"