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Writers:
James L. Brooks (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
20 September 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 24 wins & 72 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Well Done Despite World View See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Edward Asner ... Lou Grant (114 episodes, 1977-1982)

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi (114 episodes, 1977-1982)

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan (114 episodes, 1977-1982)

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price / ... (114 episodes, 1977-1982)

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon (114 episodes, 1977-1982)

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman (111 episodes, 1977-1982)
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson / ... (95 episodes, 1977-1982)
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Series Directed by
Alexander Singer (18 episodes, 1977-1982)
Roger Young (14 episodes, 1978-1982)
Burt Brinckerhoff (13 episodes, 1978-1982)
Gene Reynolds (11 episodes, 1977-1981)
Peter Levin (10 episodes, 1979-1982)
Mel Damski (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Charles S. Dubin (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
Allen Williams (4 episodes, 1980-1982)
Alan Cooke (3 episodes, 1979-1982)
Seth Freeman (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Jay Sandrich (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Harvey S. Laidman (2 episodes, 1978-1981)
Gerald Mayer (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Donald A. Baer (2 episodes, 1980)
Paul Stanley (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Writing credits
James L. Brooks (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Allan Burns (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Gene Reynolds (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Leon Tokatyan (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Seth Freeman (21 episodes, 1977-1982)
Michele Gallery (18 episodes, 1978-1982)
Steve Kline (11 episodes, 1979-1982)
April Smith (11 episodes, 1980-1982)
David Lloyd (6 episodes, 1977-1982)
Bud Freeman (6 episodes, 1978-1981)
Gary David Goldberg (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Leonora Thuna (3 episodes, 1977-1979)
Johnny Dawkins (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Michael Vittes (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Patt Shea (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Harriett Weiss (2 episodes, 1980-1981)

Series Produced by
Gene Reynolds .... executive producer / producer (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Seth Freeman .... producer (92 episodes, 1978-1982)
Michael Vittes .... associate producer (68 episodes, 1979-1982)
Roger Young .... associate producer (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gary David Goldberg .... producer (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
James L. Brooks .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Allan Burns .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Original Music by
Patrick Williams (99 episodes, 1977-1982)
Miles Goodman (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Les Hooper (2 episodes, 1979)
Shirley Walker (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert F. Liu (68 episodes, 1979-1982)
Robert Caramico (40 episodes, 1977-1979)
William K. Jurgensen (5 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
James Galloway (35 episodes, 1977-1982)
A. David Marshall (21 episodes, 1979-1982)
Douglas Hines (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
Mike Wilcox (15 episodes, 1980-1982)
Michael Vittes (9 episodes, 1978-1981)
Tony de Zarraga (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bob Blake (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Scott C. Eyler (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Casting by
Fran Bascom (92 episodes, 1977-1981)
Eileen Mack Knight (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Berger (52 episodes, 1980-1982)
Kenneth A. Reid (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sydney Z. Litwack (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Elizabeth Bousman (16 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Charles Korian (44 episodes, 1978-1982)
Cloudia Rebar (26 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Gullickson (18 episodes, 1980-1981)
Barbara Down (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jacqueline S. Price (11 episodes, 1977)
Don Greenwood Jr. (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist / makeup artist (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Webster C. Phillips .... makeup artist (80 episodes, 1979-1982)
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist (27 episodes, 1977-1979)
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1978)
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Abby Singer .... executive in charge of production / production executive: MTM Enterprises (46 episodes, 1979-1982)
John Slosser .... unit production manager (40 episodes, 1980-1982)
Donald A. Baer .... production manager (34 episodes, 1977-1979)
Robert S. Mendelsohn .... unit production manager (29 episodes, 1979-1980)
Carol Himes .... production manager (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lionel A. Ephraim .... production executive: MTM Enterprises (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Dubliclay .... second assistant director / first assistant director (86 episodes, 1977-1982)
Paul Nichols .... first assistant director / assistant director (31 episodes, 1977-1980)
John Slosser .... first assistant director (25 episodes, 1978-1980)
Barbara Gelman .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Peter Bogart .... first assistant director (19 episodes, 1980-1982)
Carol Smetana .... second assistant director / first assistant director (17 episodes, 1980-1981)
William A. Morrison .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1978)
Stephen Lim .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1979-1982)
Jack Aldworth .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Shirleen Brazell .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Mel Efros .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Joseph M. Ellis .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Cyrus Yavneh .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Rick Wallace .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1981)

Kalai Strode .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Gene Cox .... property master (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Pat Grande .... construction coordinator (74 episodes, 1977-1980)
Jerry Fitzpatrick .... construction coordinator (18 episodes, 1980-1981)

Lloyd R. Apperson .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Dean Vernon .... sound mixer (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Dale Johnston .... sound effects editor / sound editor / ... (52 episodes, 1977-1980)
Donald J. Malouf .... sound editor (44 episodes, 1980-1982)
Jeff Clark .... assistant sound editor (36 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kevin Sorensen .... sound utility (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Tony Garber .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1977)
Robert Leighton .... sound editor / sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1979)

John S. Coffey .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (2 episodes, 1977)

Mickey Alzola .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jean Coulter .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tom Elliott .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Walt Andrus .... assistant camera (90 episodes, 1977-1981)
Merle Miller .... electrical gaffer / electric gaffer (44 episodes, 1979-1981)
Jack Harmon .... electrical gaffer / gaffer (41 episodes, 1977-1979)
Charles R. Young .... camera operator (41 episodes, 1980-1982)
Tom Long .... key grip (40 episodes, 1978-1980)
Peter Hapke .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Lowell Peterson .... first assistant camera (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
Joe Meshelski .... key grip (23 episodes, 1978-1981)
William Santoro .... key grip (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jonathan West .... camera operator / assistant camera (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Wallace E. Johnson .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Robert F. Liu .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1977)
Dixon Wimpy .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1979)
Jay Johnson .... key grip (5 episodes, 1977)
Ron Knox .... electrical gaffer (5 episodes, 1977)
Ed Pirrung .... key grip (3 episodes, 1978)
Jim Marcos .... electric gaffer / electrical gaffer (2 episodes, 1979)
Robert E. Simpson .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1981)

Kenneth Zunder .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Geri Windsor .... executive in charge of casting (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Hall .... costumer: women / costumes: women (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Louis Infante .... costumer: men (92 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ed Fincher .... costumer: men (19 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ronald Wind .... costumer: men (2 episodes, 1977)

Loree Parral .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Philip Carr Neel .... assistant editor (23 episodes, 1978-1981)
Bob Young .... post-production assistant (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Susan Heick .... assistant editor (19 episodes, 1979-1981)
Joe Ann Fogle .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 1979-1981)
Gary Blair .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
Daniel T. Cahn .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 1981-1982)
John Heath .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Music Department
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music editor (62 episodes, 1977-1981)
Patrick Williams .... conductor / composer: theme music (36 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jim Weidman .... music editor (36 episodes, 1980-1982)
 
Series Transportation Department
Paul Shoemaker .... transportation captain (92 episodes, 1977-1981)
Frank Khoury .... transportation (3 episodes, 1978)
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
Janice Carr .... production coordinator (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Bonnie Green .... assistant to executive producer / researcher / ... (113 episodes, 1977-1982)
Michele Gallery .... story editor / creative consultant / ... (92 episodes, 1977-1982)
Allan Burns .... executive consultant (92 episodes, 1978-1982)
Meryl O'Loughlin .... executive in charge of talent / talent executive (70 episodes, 1977-1980)
Susan Freedman .... research assistant / research / ... (67 episodes, 1978-1981)
April Smith .... story editor / executive story editor (52 episodes, 1980-1982)
George Rutter .... script supervisor (50 episodes, 1979-1982)
Leon Tokatyan .... creative consultant / executive story consultant / ... (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
Martin Ryan Rosenberg .... location coordinator (42 episodes, 1977-1979)
Marybeth Roden .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (34 episodes, 1978-1980)
Lionel A. Ephraim .... production executive: MTM Enterprises (33 episodes, 1977-1979)
Abby Singer .... production executive: MTM Enterprises (25 episodes, 1979-1980)
James L. Brooks .... executive consultant (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gary David Goldberg .... creative consultant (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Seth Freeman .... story editor (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Carol Straughn .... assistant to executive producers (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Steve Kline .... script consultant / creative consultant (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Maggie Wittenburg .... location manager (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Deborah Barylski .... assistant to the producer (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jim Carberry .... location manager (19 episodes, 1981-1982)
Nancy Greene .... script supervisor (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bonnie Prendergast .... script supervisor (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Joni Chadkin .... location manager (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
David Lawson .... location manager / location coordinator (13 episodes, 1979)
Veronica K. Ehrenreich .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gail Bellamy .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bob Young .... assistant to associate producer (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Barbara Amato .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
Cynthia Shaha .... assistant to executive producer (4 episodes, 1981)
Cleo Anton .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1977)
Sandy Nelson .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Carol Johnsen .... assistant to producer (3 episodes, 1980)
Robert Gary .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Betty McKeller .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1981)
Deborah Sarylski .... assistant to the producer (2 episodes, 1981)

Art Scholl .... pilot (unknown episodes, 1981)
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... studio utility (unknown episodes)
 

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Germany:50 min (113 episodes) | USA:60 min (114 episodes)
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Trivia:
During the run of the show, the reporters switched from using typewriters to VDTs (video display terminals). The brand name was taped over on all of the computers.See more »
Quotes:
Billie Newman:I hate it when people tell me to calm down!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) (TV)See more »

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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Well Done Despite World View, 30 May 2013
Author: dansview from United States

I try not to review old stuff from a present day perspective, because those films and shows were meant primarily for people at the time they were made.

Having said that, I love to watch old stuff to revel in the cultural tidbits from bygone eras. L.A. from '77-'82 was still America. People all over town were born in America and were mostly white or black. It was not yet Tijuana , or some other Third World satellite.I love to see the typewriters, old phones, old cars, etc., but I realize that at the time, nothing was old, it was all state-of-the-art.

I also enjoyed seeing the lifestyle of Reporters and Editors on salary. They were not chained to a desk. They could take a long lunch or go about town interviewing people at their leisure. As long as it relates to a story. I like to see how the show incorporates vignettes at restaurants and bars, because they used to play an important role in the Reporter lifestyle.

The mission of a Reporter is to hold the feet of people in power to the fire, or keep them in check so to speak. So yes, investigative reporters would often be hunting down corporate types, cops, the military, etc. That would be the case whether they are liberal or otherwise. Of course this show was developed during the Carter administration and influenced by the general Liberal mentality of that 70s era.

The first episode was more balanced than I expected. Cops are accused of sleeping with teen aged girls, but they claim that the girls looked like women. A reporter with a dad who is a cop, brings in a teenage girl whom everyone thinks is a grown woman. This shows that there was some truth to their claim.

Say what you want about Asner being a blow-hard, but he did play this role with a good deal of intensity and compassion. I don't remember all the social issues brought up, but I don't doubt that they were presented from a Liberal perspective. It's all part of the Hollywood indoctrination process. They used T.V. and film to brainwash multiple generations. But you could say that conservative shows of the 50s and early 60s presented a world view too. The Rifleman comes to mind.

I also loved the presentation of a Newspaper being enormously important as the heartbeat of a city. Again, I am saying this while watching old VHS reruns in the present day. When it was made, Newspapers were kings and no one knew that the Internet was coming in 20 years. So I am watching it as nostalgia. It was not meant as nostalgia when it came out.

Overall, a good ensemble cast, a fun and interesting workplace setting, and some intellectual grit for subject matter. Nice job. It could have been worse.

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