Creator of one of America’s most successful sitcoms, Jerry Seinfeld, was asked by a fan on Twitter what’s his favorite sitcom. Seinfeld answered Mary Tyler Moore. The two TV icons have more than long running shows in common. More recently, both Seinfeld and Mary Tyler Moore asked the publisher of the 2014 Bill Cosby biography, Cosby: His Life and Times, to have their endorsements removed from the cover.
Mark Whitaker, the former Managing Editor of CNN, Washington bureau chief for NBC News, and editor at Newsweek magazine, is the writer of the biography who, according to Salon, came under fire “for his lazy reporting job; the book completely fails to address Cosby’s history of sexual assault.” David Letterman and Billy Crystal also asked to have their endorsements removed. P.S. PBS is airing a special, Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration on October 14 at 9pm.
— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) July 1, 2014