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.
Series Fun Facts
- Mrs. Pynchon, the widowed owner of the fictional Los Angeles Tribune, was based on Katherine Graham, the real widowed owner of the Washington Post, and on Dolly Schiff.
- 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.
- Allen Williams played Financial Editor Adam Wilson and is seen in the opening credits of every show starting with season 2, but never became a member of the core cast listed in the main…
[show]Allen Williams played Financial Editor Adam Wilson and is seen in the opening credits of every show starting with season 2, but never became a member of the core cast listed in the main credits. He also provided uncredited voice overs nearly every time there's a voice coming from a radio or TV set.