In her two-and-a-half-hour interview, Valerie Harper (1939-2019) discusses her early years as a dancer in New York City, her time as a member of Second City, and moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting. She talks in detail about her most famous character, "Rhoda Morgenstern," whom she portrayed on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the spinoff, Rhoda. She reminisces about working with Mary Tyler Moore, James L. Brooks, Jay Sandrich and many others of the cast and crew of both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda. Harper also describes why she was only on Valerie for one year, and outlines her then-current theater projects. Jim McKairnes conducted the interview on February 26, 2009 in North Hollywood, CA.