The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff.
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 Lou Grant (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Joe Rossi (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Charlie Hume (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Art Donovan (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Dennis "Animal" Price / ... (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Mrs. Pynchon (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Billie Newman (111 episodes, 1977-1982)
Allen Williams ...
 Adam Wilson / ... (95 episodes, 1977-1982)
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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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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20 September 1977 (USA)  »

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(113 episodes) | (114 episodes)

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Mrs. Pynchon, the widowed owner of the fictional Los Angeles Tribune, was based on Katherine Graham, the real widowed owner of the Washington Post, and on Dorothy "Dolly" Schiff, owner and publisher of the New York Post. Schiff, for example, always carried her small dog with her, like Mrs. Pynchon. See more »

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Billie Newman: I hate it when people tell me to calm down!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ed Asner/The Kinks (1984) See more »

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Simply the best
7 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Judged by 1977-82 standards, this show was peerless.

Today, it's a bit "dated" in certain ways. But these elements actually make it a valuable portrait of its era.

Talented cast, right down the line. Terrific writing. Skillful, sensitive directing. Highly relevant. Courageous. And one of TV's all-time-best role models in the lead.

Every Emmy -- & there were MANY -- was fully deserved. Also the Peabody, the Humanitas, & all the other awards it won.

Each season was as strong as or stronger than its predecessor; this is one show that was NOT running out of steam.

In fact, during the Reagan Years, we needed it more than ever! (Would have loved to see its take on Iran-Contra.)

Shame on CBS for bowing to pressure because of Asner's politics and the show's oft-controversial scripts.

LOU still shines.

Waiting impatiently for (legal) DVD release!


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