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James L. Brooks

TV Titans

From “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” to “The Simpsons,” Brooks has been involved in some of the most influential TV programs of all times. Brooks and his writing partner, Allan Burns, first hit it big with “Room 222.” The two then went on to create “Mary Tyler Moore,” one of the biggest sitcoms of the 1970s, as well as “Rhoda,” “Taxi” and “Lou Grant.” The scribes personified the caliber of talent assembled at MTM under leader Grant Tinker. Brooks went on to a successful feature career (“Terms of Endearment,” “As Good as It Gets”) His Gracie Films is behind megahit “The Simpsons.”

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