Watch: Footage of Mary Tyler Moore filming in Minneapolis back in '73

A TV news crew followed The Mary Tyler Moore Show filming in Minneapolis in 1973.

The reported passing of Mary Tyler Moore has many people reliving and sharing their favorite moments from the career of the Hollywood star, who for seven years made Minneapolis her TV home.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered in CBS in 1970, with Moore – coming off a successful stint on The Dick Van Dyke Show – playing a news producer in Minneapolis, the Museum of Broadcasting says.

And while the hat throw in the credits get much of the attention, the cast and crew filmed more scenes than that in the city.

And in 1973, the WCCO program Moore on Sunday tracked the show as it filmed scenes in Minneapolis – with the segment uploaded to YouTube last May.

Watch the video here:

Lin Ephraim, an associate producer, explains in the video that a few years earlier – before The Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered – they shot in downtown Minneapolis at lunchtime with no issues. People would maybe stop and glance, but go on their way.

"This particular trip, it seemed as if everybody in Minneapolis came to watch," he says of the 1973 filming. "They heard Mary was in town and they wanted to see what was going on and they wanted to see her, and it made things a little bit more difficult to shoot because, simply because they were there."

It's worth a watch if you've got 20 minutes and want to see some behind-the-scenes TV from Minneapolis in the early '70s.

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