The LA News Director and Mary Tyler Moore

The news came down yesterday that America's favorite newswoman had passed away. 

Mary Tyler Moore was the reason that many young girls decided they wanted to get into TV news. Moore died at age 80, but she did spend sometime in a real newsroom. 

The picture to the right is Moore hanging out in LA's KNXT newsroom in LA. Moore is pictured with the late great Bob Long.

It was said that the Lou Grant character was modeled after Long. 

Moore hung out in the LA newsroom as she prepped for her role on the show.