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One of the medium's most beloved, sharply written and performed sitcoms, about the newswoman who could turn the world on with her smile. A winner of nearly 30 Emmys over its seven years, it consistently produced witty, sophisticated episodes, including the (more…)

Premiered: September 19, 1970

Rating: TV-G

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Season 2, Episode 20 The Care and Feeding of Parents

First Aired: February 5, 1972

After Mary compliments Bess's school essay, pushy Phyllis insists that Mary help her turn it into a book so she can get it published. Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon, who wrote this episode, later created the sitcom “The Facts of Life.” Turner: Jon Locke. Mitchell: Brad Trumbull. Bess: Lisa Gerritsen. Phyllis: Cloris Leachman.

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