The Mary Tyler Moore Show : Anchor Man Overboard (1970)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Workplace Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Invited to deliver a speech at Phyllis' club, bombastic newscaster Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) tries to "wing it" without a script -- and, to no one's surprise, fails miserably. As a result, poor, pompous Ted loses all of his self-confidence. It falls to Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) to pull Ted back together before his next newscast. Bill Fiore, a familiar presence on TV commercials of the 1970s, appears as Dave Curson. "Anchorman Overboard" was first broadcast on December 5, 1970.