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 5 (1981-1982)

5x01 5 5x01 Wedding
Billie accepts Ted McCovey's marriage proposal.
Nov. 02, 1981
5x02 5 5x02 Execution
Rossi interviews a woman on death row for killing a Tribune reporter while committing an armed robbery.
Nov. 09, 1981
5x03 5 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 5 5x04 Hometown
Lou returns to his hometown to settle his aunt's estate and he also encounters his old flame.
Nov. 23, 1981
5x05 5 5x05 Risk
Police work with the Tribune to figure out the identity of a girl being exploited for pornography.
Nov. 30, 1981
5x06 5 5x06 Double-Cross
Billie investigates the legacy of a gold cross that was excavated from a time capsule.
Dec. 07, 1981
5x07 5 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 5 5x08 Friends
Rossi deals with conflicts of interest when a friend of his becomes a political candidate.
Dec. 28, 1981
5x09 5 5x09 Jazz
Rossi reunites the members of a renowned jazz quartet.
Jan. 04, 1982
5x10 5 5x10 Ghosts
Billie intends to solve a death that took place in a house believed to be haunted.
Jan. 11, 1982
5x11 5 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 5 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 5 5x13 Immigrants
The Tribune looks for stories about the issues of Vietnamese immigrants in Southern California.
Feb. 15, 1982
5x14 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 5x17 Blacklist
A request from the Freedom of Information Act leads Rossi to seek different opinions about the blacklist.
Apr. 05, 1982
5x18 5 5x18 Law
Examples of litigation are presented with the staffers of the Los Angeles Tribune.
Apr. 12, 1982
5x19 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 5x22 Beachhead
The Tribune is blamed for starting rivalries between surfer gangs.
May. 24, 1982
5x23 5 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 5 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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