Sep. 20, 1977
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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Lou Grant

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.

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Charlie has a bad day when he has to fire misfits and deal with complaints from reporters regarding their jobs.

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The show had 5 seasons and 114 episodes air between 1977 and 1982.

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  • One of the influences on the show was the film All the President's Men. Actor Robert Walden appeared in both projects.
  • 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.
  • When the series aired on CBS on Monday nights, journalism classes would dismiss early, so that the faculty and students could watch the new episodes and discuss them in class.
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