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 4 (1980-1981)
|4x01 Nightside |
While taking his turn on the night shift, Lou sees an article about a wrecked yacht and sends Rossi and Billie to investigate.
|Sep. 22, 1980|
|4x02 Harassment |
Lou gives Billie permission to do a story on sexual harassment at a big company and is shocked at the company she's chosen to expose.
|Sep. 29, 1980|
|4x03 Pack |
Billie follows a senate candidate and struggles to deal with the pack mentality of the other journalists. Lou meets up with his old friend, Flo.
|Oct. 27, 1980|
|4x04 Sting |
Charlie and Marian rent out their house to get a taste of living in an urban apartment, but the renter's unorthodox uses of the house surprises Charlie when the Tribune inve ...
|Nov. 17, 1980|
|4x05 Goop |
Rossi and Billie reluctantly agree that Billie must go undercover as an employee of a chemical comapany to get the scoop on their illegal dumping.
|Nov. 24, 1980|
|4x06 Libel |
A supermarket tabloid sues the Tribune for libel.
|Dec. 08, 1980|
|4x07 Streets |
Rossi clashes with a black reporter as they investigate a murder in the ghetto, while the Tribune comes up with a new section to make them more appealing.
|Dec. 15, 1980|
|4x08 Catch |
Billie gets close to baseball player Ted McCovey during her investigation of a financial scandal; the Tribune deals with computer troubles.
|Jan. 05, 1981|
|4x09 Rape |
A reporter for the Tribune is robbed and raped in her own home.
|Jan. 12, 1981|
|4x10 Boomerang |
Rossi and Billie investigate the exporting of illegal goods in America and instead of taking Lou's advice on how to handle the story, they side with a visiting star reporter.
|Jan. 19, 1981|
|4x11 Generations |
Charlie and Marian struggle to deal with Charlie's father when he moves in with him, while Lou tries to help an elderly neighbor being picked on by teenagers.
|Jan. 26, 1981|
|4x12 Search |
Rossi assists an adopted photographer for the Tribune on a search for her birth parents, while Lou finds it difficult to enjoy his favorite restaurant after Corrine writes a ...
|Feb. 09, 1981|
|4x13 Strike |
The editorial staff of the Tribune goes on strike.
|Feb. 16, 1981|
|4x14 Survival |
Rossi's investigation of survivalists gets him and Lou stranded in the forest during a rainstorm.
|Feb. 23, 1981|
|4x15 Venice |
Animal struggles to understand a woman's suicide at Venice Beach.
|Mar. 09, 1981|
|4x16 Campesinos |
Rossi does a report on a migrant workers' strike in Central Valley.
|Mar. 16, 1981|
|4x17 Business |
The Tribune's investigation of a company's dishonesty leads to bad publicity with investors.
|Mar. 23, 1981|
|4x18 Violence |
Rossi and Billie do a story about a brutal football player and the man he crippled, while Lou disagrees with a film critic over the use of violence in movies.
|Apr. 06, 1981|
|4x19 Depression |
Lou tries to help when a depressed Tribune reporter attempts suicide.
|Apr. 13, 1981|
|4x20 Stroke |
Mrs. Pynchon has a stroke, leading her nephews to try taking over the paper.
|May. 04, 1981|
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