Lou Grant (1977–1982)

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The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff.

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 Mrs. Pynchon (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Billie Newman (111 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Adam Wilson / ... (90 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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When CBS canceled the series in 1982, NBC considered picking it up, but ultimately decided against it. Grant Tinker, who was chairman of NBC at the time, later commented that the reason the network passed on the show was because they judged it as "a little tired". See more »

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Donovan: I don't know Lou. I can't stay cheerful and smiling 24 hours a day.
Lou Grant: What makes you think that's what your mother wants? She's seen you every way you can be and whatever it is you are, that's what she wants.
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Lou Grant, timeless relevance
21 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Immigration reform, hate crimes against gay people, teen pregnancy, illiteracy, eminent domain, Ponzi schemes, etc. If I stop here and ask you to finish this, you might conclude with a summary about Bernie Madoff or other recent event.

But these are just some of the many subjects shown weekly on Lou Grant from 1977 to 1982. The stories are over 30 years old but amazingly still every bit as relevant in today's society as they were then. And just as amazing was the incredible risk Mary Tyler Moore's MTM Enterprises took when she transitioned to producing a hard-hitting drama from 2 decades of comedy experience. After winning 3 Golden globes, 23 other awards, and 61 various nominations (IMDB 2012), the show has proved worth the risk in a big way.

I didn't have the education or knowledge of world events (such as it is) to appreciate the show's content when it first aired. But I'm glad I rediscovered and watched these episodes while in a nostalgic mood. Now, I can greatly appreciate how progressive MTM and her staff were in the production of Lou Grant and its relevance to today's events.


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