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.
- 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.
- One of the influences on the show was the film All the President's Men. Actor Robert Walden appeared in both projects.