As the world mourns the death of iconic actress Mary Tyler Moore at the age of 80, PBS stations are set to re-air a 2015 documentary on the star's life, titled Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration. Viewers can stream the show live however, right now, along with catching various marathons set to honor the late actress.
Mary Tyler Moore Passes Away At Age 80
Another of our greatest stars has been lost, as Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80. The actress began her career as a supporting actress on the sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, but it was her starring role in the 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show that made her a bona fide star. Depicting one of the first independent single working women on TV, Moore became an inspiration to millions of females who wanted to "make it after all," as sung in the lyrics of the famous theme song "Love Is All Around," to which Moore famously tosses her hat in the air at the start of each show.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show was so popular it launched numerous hit spinoffs, helping co-stars Valerie Harper (Rhoda), Cloris Leachman (Phyllis), and Ed Asner (Lou Grant) become stars in their own right. It also made stars of Betty White, who went on to star in The Golden Girls, and Ted Knight, who later had his own hit sitcom Too Close For Comfort.
How To Stream Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Now
To honor Moore, PBS stations across the country will be airing a 2015 documentary special on the actress titled Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration. The air times vary according to station and region, but fans don't have to wait for their local station to broadcast the show, as PBS has made it available for streaming immediately on their website.
Just click here to view the show in its entirety, as Moore, along with her former co-stars and other celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, look back on her career and her influence in popular culture.
Those who would like to watch Moore's classic sitcom are also in luck, as two marathon showings are already planned. On Saturday, Jan. 28, Sundance TV will air all 24 episodes of the final season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show beginning at 6 a.m. On Sunday, Jan. 29, MeTV will air a 3-hour marathon of the most famous episodes of the sitcom, including the pilot show and very last episode, beginning at 2 p.m.
Moore also suffered from juvenile (type 1) diabetes throughout her life, and worked tirelessly to raise money for awareness of the condition. By living to the age of 80, well beyond the life spans of most of her non-diabetic contemporaries, she continues to serve as an inspiration, and as proof that diabetes can be managed so that those who have it can lead a full, long, and happy life.