A continuation of the character of Lou Grant, created by Edward Asner on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Lou Grant moves to Los Angeles where he becomes the city editor of the fictitious Los Angeles Tribune. The program attempts to provide a look at the workings of a large city newspaper and provides a forum for airing and debating topical issues.
Last Episode05x24 Charlie Aired: Sep. 13, 1982
Charlie has a bad day when he has to fire misfits and deal with complaints from reporters regarding their jobs.
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Series Fun Facts
- During the run of the show, the reporters switched from using typewriters to VDTs (video display terminals). The brand name was taped over on all of the computers.
- A spinoff of the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, this is one of the only dramatic series in American TV history to originate from a comedy series.
- The Trib uncovered numerous scandals in the small city of Newton, California. Newton is the name of an LAPD district, but there is no city of Newton, California.