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.


Lou Grant Season 1 (1977-1978)

1x01 1 1x01 Cophouse
Lou Grant is hired as an editor for the Los Angeles Tribune and gets involved with an allegation that the police reporter for the paper is covering up a scandal.
Sep. 20, 1977
1x02 1 1x02 Hostages
A gunman takes hostages in the newsroom after reading about how his brother was supposedly killed during a robbery.
Sep. 27, 1977
1x03 1 1x03 Hoax
Lou must evaluate the credibility of a former colleague known for passing bad leads when the old man comes with a tip on the whereabouts of a missing tycoon.
Oct. 04, 1977
1x04 1 1x04 Henhouse
Lou gets into a turf war with the editor of the "women's section" over a story.
Oct. 11, 1977
1x05 1 1x05 Nazi
Billie discovers his heritage as an Orthodox Jew while researching a story about a neo-Nazi.
Oct. 18, 1977
1x06 1 1x06 Aftershock
In addition to dealing with his earthquake, Lou has the widow of a deceased reporter constantly depending on him, all while the Tribune does a story about a man claiming his insects ...
Oct. 25, 1977
1x07 1 1x07 Barrio
Billie is assigned to do a story about the shooting of a young mother and discovers rival gangs on the east side of Los Angeles, which leads to her involvement with a teenager facing ...
Nov. 01, 1977
1x08 1 1x08 Scoop
Billie tries to get a bigger story out of a kidnapping, while Rossi discovers something that could be big as well when he's sent to report an unimportant photo opportunity.
Nov. 08, 1977
1x09 1 1x09 Judge
Lou is held in contempt of court when he goes to confirm a judge's erratic behavior.
Nov. 15, 1977
1x10 1 1x10 Psychout
Rossi checks into a mental hospital after Lou encourages him to get more involved in the stories he finds, but getting out will not be easy.
Nov. 22, 1977
1x11 1 1x11 Housewarming
While Lou holds a housewarming party, Rossi goes on a ride-along with the police that leads to a battered wife and Billie finds another batterer close to home.
Nov. 29, 1977
1x12 1 1x12 Takeover
A media mogul tries to persuade Mrs. Pynchon to sell the Tribune, but Lou and Charlie have their suspicions.
Dec. 06, 1977
1x13 1 1x13 Christmas
The public sends a lot of money to the Tribune at Christmas time thanks to Billie's story about a homeless family.
Dec. 13, 1977
1x14 1 1x14 Airliner
The Tribune prepares for a big story as a plane bound for Los Angeles faces potential catastrophe, which gets personal upon the revelation of a connection between someone in the city ...
Jan. 03, 1978
1x15 1 1x15 Sports
Lou is accused of personal criticism due to the city room's aggressive coverage by the athletic department of a local college.
Jan. 10, 1978
1x16 1 1x16 Hero
The Tribune identifies the man who thwarted an assassination attempt on a judge, but the alleged hero turns out to be an ex-offender who never told anyone about his past.
Jan. 17, 1978
1x17 1 1x17 Renewal
An urban renewal project in the ghetto could destroy the murals an old man painted by which to remember his deceased wife.
Jan. 30, 1978
1x18 1 1x18 Sect
Charlie and Martin consider taking extreme measures to reverse their son's conversion into Hare Krishna.
Feb. 06, 1978
1x19 1 1x19 Scandal
Rossi is replaced in the covering of a political campaign by a new reporter, who's involved in a nursing-home scandal with the politician.
Feb. 13, 1978
1x20 1 1x20 Spies
The editors of the city room suspect someone of being a paid informant for the CIA.
Feb. 27, 1978
1x21 1 1x21 Poison
Rossi continues an investigation started by a friend of his involving the safety of the nuclear power industry.
Mar. 06, 1978
1x22 1 1x22 Physical
A routine medical exam reveals that Lou has a serious condition which requires immediate surgery.
Mar. 20, 1978
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