WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Amy Klobuchar released the following statement on the passing of Mary Tyler Moore, whose show, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” was set in Minnesota.

“Mary Tyler Moore was an inspiration for a generation of women and far ahead of her time when it came to women’s rights and leadership both on-screen and off. Although born in New York, Mary Tyler Moore was an honorary Minnesotan, whose popular and groundbreaking show was filmed and set in our state. From the outdoor opening sequence of the show along Nicollet Mall where she tossed her hat, to her bronze statue, we will always remember Mary Tyler Moore in Minnesota. She will be missed, and my condolences go out to her family today.”