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'Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration' offers a shallow look at a world-changer

'Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration' offers a shallow look at a world-changer

There are many things to say about Mary Tyler Moore and her influence on television, the culture and the actual lives of at least a couple generations of women. And a few of them do get said in the course of "Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration," a new documentary made from old parts that premieres Tuesday on PBS.

The subtitle is key: This is an hour of praise and clips. It's as if they took the lyrics to the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" theme and used them as a shooting script: It's you, girl, and you should know it. Love is all around.

Fans of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," her seminal sitcoms, will find much to...

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