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.