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After everyone on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" got fired, Lou Grant went to Los Angeles and became city editor of the L.A. Tribune, owned by Mrs. Pynchon, with whom Lou often has loud but sympathetic arguments. Lots of social causes and interpersonal relationships. Written by
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The Trib uncovered numerous scandals in the small city of Newton, California. Newton is the name of an LAPD district, but there is no city of Newton, California. See more »
[to a man in a crowded elevator who is smoking a cigar]
Would you please put that thing out?
Man in elevator:
Whaddya own the elevator or something?
The elevator, the building, the block!
Man in elevator:
Oh, well then you must own this, too.
[hands her the burning cigar and steps off the elevator]
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When I first heard about this show twenty six years ago (God, time flies), I thought this would be an extension of the show it spun off from, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". What a surprise it was when this show turned out to be probably the greatest newspaper dramas in television history. The show wasn't afraid to take on controversial issues and even though it was a drama, it still had its lighter moments. Also, even though Ed Asner was the lead, it was more of an ensemble and the whole cast was great. This was an exceptional show and it is a lost classic.
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