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 5 (1981-1982)
|5x01 Wedding |
Billie accepts Ted McCovey's marriage proposal.
|Nov. 02, 1981|
|5x02 Execution |
Rossi interviews a woman on death row for killing a Tribune reporter while committing an armed robbery.
|Nov. 09, 1981|
|5x03 Reckless |
Lou gets arrested for drunk driving, while Charlie decides to set up a crime-tip hotline that may help the Tribune get the scoop on crime stories.
|Nov. 16, 1981|
|5x04 Hometown |
Lou returns to his hometown to settle his aunt's estate and he also encounters his old flame.
|Nov. 23, 1981|
|5x05 Risk |
Police work with the Tribune to figure out the identity of a girl being exploited for pornography.
|Nov. 30, 1981|
|5x06 Double-Cross |
Billie investigates the legacy of a gold cross that was excavated from a time capsule.
|Dec. 07, 1981|
|5x07 Drifters |
Charlie's nephew's disturbed nature becomes obvious when he comes to stay with the Humes and the paper tries to find a bear that escaped from the zoo.
|Dec. 14, 1981|
|5x08 Friends |
Rossi deals with conflicts of interest when a friend of his becomes a political candidate.
|Dec. 28, 1981|
|5x09 Jazz |
Rossi reunites the members of a renowned jazz quartet.
|Jan. 04, 1982|
|5x10 Ghosts |
Billie intends to solve a death that took place in a house believed to be haunted.
|Jan. 11, 1982|
|5x11 Cameras |
A hostage situation at a fast-food restaurant teaches the Tribune an important lesson about how television can provide the news and delude the verdict in the criminal trials.
|Jan. 25, 1982|
|5x12 Review |
The Tribune is summoned to a media-review board and the staff is puzzled by the hostility of one board member.
|Feb. 08, 1982|
|5x13 Immigrants |
The Tribune looks for stories about the issues of Vietnamese immigrants in Southern California.
|Feb. 15, 1982|
|5x14 Hunger |
Rossi bets that he can make a story out of anyone on the street that Lou picks - and the woman Lou points to happens to be the head of a soup kitchen, leading Rossi to investigate ...
|Mar. 01, 1982|
|5x15 Recovery |
Rossi investigates land claims by Japanese-Americans who sold them cheap before their forced internment during World War II, but Lou and Charlie try to stop him from using a key source ...
|Mar. 08, 1982|
|5x16 Obituary |
Billie is pulled from a plane just before it crashes and she writes the obituaries for four Tribune staffers who were killed in the crash.
|Mar. 22, 1982|
|5x17 Blacklist |
A request from the Freedom of Information Act leads Rossi to seek different opinions about the blacklist.
|Apr. 05, 1982|
|5x18 Law |
Examples of litigation are presented with the staffers of the Los Angeles Tribune.
|Apr. 12, 1982|
|5x19 Fireworks |
While investigating a fireworks bill from the Tribune's Sacremento bureau, Billie runs into her ex-husband, now an aggressive lobbyist for the fireworks industry.
|Apr. 19, 1982|
|5x20 Unthinkable |
While the Tribute reports the fate of a girl being treated in a burn unit, a confrontation in the Middle East brings up the possibility of nuclear war between the United States ...
|May. 03, 1982|
|5x21 Suspect |
A rookie reporter gets ahead of himself while investigating the death of an environmental agitator that may not have been accidental.
|May. 17, 1982|
|5x22 Beachhead |
The Tribune is blamed for starting rivalries between surfer gangs.
|May. 24, 1982|
|5x23 Victims |
Lou is shot in a parking lot during an armed robbery, then a police officer shoots the robber dead, making him feel guilty.
|Aug. 30, 1982|
|5x24 Charlie |
Charlie has a bad day when he has to fire misfits and deal with complaints from reporters regarding their jobs.
|Sep. 13, 1982|
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