Lou Grant (1977–1982)
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After landing the city editor job at the Los Angeles Tribune, Lou Grant's first major story is a sex scandal concerning the LAPD and underage girls. However, in order to get it published he... See full summary »

Director:

Gene Reynolds

Writers:

James L. Brooks (created by), Allan Burns (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Lou Grant
Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi
Rebecca Balding ... Carla Mardigian
Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan
Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price
Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
Peter Hobbs ... George Driscoll
James Whitmore Jr. James Whitmore Jr. ... Officer Trask
Norman Bartold ... Commander Phillips
Paul Larson Paul Larson ... Watch Commander
George A. Cooper ... Deputy Chief (as George Cooper)
Michael Irving Michael Irving ... Jayson
Gordon Jump ... National Editor
Laurence Haddon Laurence Haddon ... Foreign Editor
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Storyline

After landing the city editor job at the Los Angeles Tribune, Lou Grant's first major story is a sex scandal concerning the LAPD and underage girls. However, in order to get it published he must deal with a reporter that is reluctant to bring down the police and Mrs. Pynchon who has a difference of opinion with him. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1977 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Lou Grant: You free?
Cab Driver: [cab driver wakes up from snoozing] Free as anyone is, today, pal.
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References The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) See more »

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Decent Beginning
16 August 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I'm surprised I am the first person to evaluate the first episode of the "Lou Grant" show. In 1977, following the end of the "Mary Tyler Moore" show, the comedic boss of WJR's newsroom becomes a more realistic character and heads off to LA. This episode is a bit uneven because first he has to get the job at the City Desk for the Los Angeles Tribune. He is immediately thrust into the internal and external controversies and a scandal within a police precinct, involving underaged girls. There is something sort of plodding about this first episode but that is not unusual.


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