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Fox’s Harris Faulkner Tells Mediaite How Her Mother Used Mary Tyler Moore to Inspire Her

Mediaite’s Travis Irvine was able to catch up with Fox News personality Harris Faulkner on the street and get her to comment on the recent passing of television legend Mary Tyler Moore.

The Outnumbered host told Irvine a story from her youth, saying that her mother pointed to Moore’s iconic character on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as a hero for the younger Faulkner to look up to.

“You know what, I know it’s just a character on TV,” she said, speaking as her mother. “But Kimberly — that’s my middle name — you could do what she’s doing. You could be a barrier buster in a newsroom with your storytelling someday.”

Faulkner went on to say that she would watch the show through the years wherever it was re-ran, remarking on her impression of Moore.

“She was always a lady,” she stated. “No matter how much that boy’s club got out of whack, you know?”

Please check out the video above to see Faulkner’s advice on what young women could learn from Moore, Faulkner helping Travis with his microphone, and her observations on Outnumbered.

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This is an ongoing series featuring Mediaite’s Travis Irvine approaching your favorite cable news personalities to ask them the questions they might not get asked on television. Check in with Mediaite regularly to see who our “gentleman’s paparazzi” will find next!

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