R.I.P. Pat Williams, ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Composer

Pat Williams took the job of scoring the Mary Tyler Moore Show pilot because his friend Allan Burns, who co-created the show with James L. Brooks, asked him to. It wasn’t, to be sure, that he knew it would become a classic for the ages. In fact, he’d heard...

‘Mary Tyler Moore’ vs. ‘2 Broke Girls’

Former Mary Tyler Moore and Rhoda writer Pat Nardo loves 2 Broke Girls, but worries about the messages young women are getting from today’s single-girl shows: “I just think that it’s worse now for women than it used to be because today every woman is...