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 3 (1979-1980)

3x01 3 3x01 Cop
Lou becomes suspicious when a patrol officer is assigned to investigate a murder that's happened on Lou's block, while the Tribune faces the ethics of naming five people who were killed ...
Sep. 17, 1979
3x02 3 3x02 Expose
The Tribune's coverage of a politician's marriage problems is called into question when a magazine does a story about the Tribune newsroom.
Sep. 24, 1979
3x03 3 3x03 Slammer
Lou becomes an advisor to a group of prisoners trying to do a newspaper in the prison, while Mrs. Pynchon is called for jury duty.
Oct. 01, 1979
3x04 3 3x04 Charlatan
The Tribune's religious editor interferes with their investigation of possible financial misdeeds in a church, while Lou is summoned to testify on behalf of a pornographer trying ...
Oct. 15, 1979
3x05 3 3x05 Frame-Up
Billie is set up after she exposes a manufacturing company's efforts to win government concessions.
Oct. 22, 1979
3x06 3 3x06 Hype
Lou uncovers a scandal at a university where he volunteers as a subject in a medical study.
Oct. 29, 1979
3x07 3 3x07 Gambling
The staff of the Tribune look at the world of gambling from different perspectives.
Nov. 05, 1979
3x08 3 3x08 Witness
Billie must go into protective custody when her investigation of a celebrity's murder leading to another celebrity makes her the best witness in the state.
Nov. 12, 1979
3x09 3 3x09 Kidnap
The Tribune investigates the disappearance of a chartered plane loaded with high-school athletes, while Mrs. Pynchon considers selling the paper again.
Nov. 26, 1979
3x10 3 3x10 Andrew, Part 1: Premonition
Donovan's cousin Andrew is revealed to be seriously disturbed when he's released from a mental institute, leading Donovan and his aunt to worry about Andrew's perilous situation.
Dec. 03, 1979
3x11 3 3x11 Andrew, Part 2: Trial
Andrew is tried for murdering a young woman, and Donovan fears that the Tribune's coverage of the case might ruin Andrew's chances at freedom.
Dec. 10, 1979
3x12 3 3x12 Hollywood
Lou uncovers a 30-year-old murder at a Hollywood nightclub, while Rossi tries to gain the confidence of the reclusive owner.
Dec. 17, 1979
3x13 3 3x13 Kids
The staffers of the Tribune look for stories on children's issues.
Dec. 24, 1979
3x14 3 3x14 Brushfire
A brush fire in the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains affects some staffers of the Tribune personally.
Jan. 07, 1980
3x15 3 3x15 Indians
The Tribune focuses on American Indians facing various problems in Los Angeles.
Jan. 14, 1980
3x16 3 3x16 Cover-Up
A teacher from a private school where Mrs. Pynchon serves on the board is wrongly accused of sexual misconduct with a student, while other wrong accusations thwart an investigation ...
Jan. 21, 1980
3x17 3 3x17 Inheritance
As Billie wonders if her mother took a discredited hormone treatment, Rossi gets involved with an Armenian woman who was disinherited from her father's will because she married a Turk ...
Jan. 28, 1980
3x18 3 3x18 Censored
Lou learns the source of widespread censorship and intimidation in a small town where Rossi investigates it, while the Tribune considers removing a controversial comic strip.
Feb. 04, 1980
3x19 3 3x19 Lou
The staffers of the Tribune are concerned about Lou when he has a bad day.
Feb. 11, 1980
3x20 3 3x20 Blackout
The Tribune tries to get an issue out during a blackout in Los Angeles and Charlie offends the person most likely to help them.
Feb. 18, 1980
3x21 3 3x21 Dogs
Rossi investigates a dog-fighting ring when he investigates the disappearance of Mrs. Pynchon's beloved Yorkie.
Mar. 03, 1980
3x22 3 3x22 Influence
Mrs. Lynchon attends meetings of business insiders interested in an air project, while Adam's drinking problem worries everyone in the city room.
Mar. 10, 1980
3x23 3 3x23 Guns
During a celebration on St Patrick's Day, held at McKenna's pub, The Trib reporters start off a research about the money and gun support some American sympathizers provide and send ...
Mar. 17, 1980
3x24 3 3x24 Hazard
Rossi thinks about paying off a source for an exclusive story about a company trying to ignore the safety failures of their cheap motorcycles.
Mar. 24, 1980
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