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
- 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.
- 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 CBS canceled the series in 1982, NBC considered picking it up, but ultimately decided against it. Grant Tinker, who was chairman of NBC at the time, later commented that the reason the…
[show]When CBS canceled the series in 1982, NBC considered picking it up, but ultimately decided against it. Grant Tinker, who was chairman of NBC at the time, later commented that the reason the network passed on the show was because they judged it as "a little tired".