Much in demand after her Emmy®-Award-winning role as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show ended (1961-66), Mary Tyler Moore chose The David Susskind Show for one of her first televised interviews. Airing March 1, 1966, she and David start off discussing her return to New York (Mary was born in Brooklyn, but lived in California for many years) with her husband, Grant Tinker, and what opportunities that would bring.
David asks what Mary thinks about people knocking television programming, opposed to books, movies or Broadway plays. Mary finds this ridiculous, and lets him know in so many words. (An odd question coming from a small-screen celebrity.)
Hollywood astrologer and author, Katherine De Jersey arrives, and leads Mary through her past, present and future. It’s a little wacky, but entertaining. David also finds out a few things about his astral self. Both he and Mary keep their eye-rolling to a minimum.