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 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 Hostages |
A gunman takes hostages in the newsroom after reading about how his brother was supposedly killed during a robbery.
|Sep. 27, 1977|
|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 Henhouse |
Lou gets into a turf war with the editor of the "women's section" over a story.
|Oct. 11, 1977|
|1x05 Nazi |
Billie discovers his heritage as an Orthodox Jew while researching a story about a neo-Nazi.
|Oct. 18, 1977|
|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 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 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 Judge |
Lou is held in contempt of court when he goes to confirm a judge's erratic behavior.
|Nov. 15, 1977|
|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 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 Takeover |
A media mogul tries to persuade Mrs. Pynchon to sell the Tribune, but Lou and Charlie have their suspicions.
|Dec. 06, 1977|
|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 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 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 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 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 Sect |
Charlie and Martin consider taking extreme measures to reverse their son's conversion into Hare Krishna.
|Feb. 06, 1978|
|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 Spies |
The editors of the city room suspect someone of being a paid informant for the CIA.
|Feb. 27, 1978|
|1x21 Poison |
Rossi continues an investigation started by a friend of his involving the safety of the nuclear power industry.
|Mar. 06, 1978|
|1x22 Physical |
A routine medical exam reveals that Lou has a serious condition which requires immediate surgery.
|Mar. 20, 1978|
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