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Lou Grant: Season 3: Episode 24 -- Investigating allegations that a motorcycle being marketed to young people is unsafe, Rossi is offered proof by a whistle blower at the company, but Mrs. Pynchon refuses on principle to pay the $4000 he wants for the documents.
Lou Grant: Season 3: Episode 23 -- Francie Fitzgerald, whom Lou thinks is an Irish colleague, turns out to be a gunrunner for the IRA. The reporters of the Tribune learn more about the "Troubles" and Art gets annoyed when people think his Irish ancestry makes him an expert on the matter.
Lou Grant: Season 3: Episode 22 -- Lou has to decide how to handle a co-worker's drinking problem. Mrs. Pynchon gets courted by a group of prominent businessmen, who have a secret agenda.
Lou Grant: Season 3: Episode 21 -- After the theft of Mrs. Pynchon's dog Barney, the Tribune looks into the underreported problem of dogfighting. Rossi goes undercover to catch an interstate dogfighting ring.
Lou Grant: Season 3: Episode 20 -- A power outage cripples most of the city, including the offices of the L.A. Tribune. If the staff can't find a way to get the next paper out, it will be the first time in 64 years that the Trib misses a day.

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Writers:
James L. Brooks (created by)
Allan Burns (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
20 September 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
After everyone on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" got fired, Lou Grant went to Los Angeles and became city editor of the L.A... See more »
Awards:
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 24 wins & 72 nominations See more »
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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 (89 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 (93 episodes, 1977-1982)
Seth Freeman .... producer / co-producer (92 episodes, 1978-1982)
Michael Vittes .... associate producer (68 episodes, 1979-1982)
Roger Young .... associate producer (38 episodes, 1977-1979)
James L. Brooks .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Allan Burns .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gary David Goldberg .... producer (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Original Music by
Patrick Williams (83 episodes, 1977-1982)
Shirley Walker (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert F. Liu (68 episodes, 1979-1982)
Robert Caramico (29 episodes, 1977-1979)
William K. Jurgensen (5 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
James Galloway (27 episodes, 1977-1982)
A. David Marshall (19 episodes, 1979-1982)
Mike Wilcox (14 episodes, 1980-1982)
Douglas Hines (13 episodes, 1977-1979)
Tony de Zarraga (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bob Blake (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Michael Vittes (5 episodes, 1978-1981)
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 (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Charles Korian (44 episodes, 1978-1982)
Bob Gullickson (17 episodes, 1980-1981)
Cloudia Rebar (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jacqueline S. Price (11 episodes, 1977)
Barbara Down (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
Don Greenwood Jr. (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist / makeup artist (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Webster C. Phillips .... makeup artist (79 episodes, 1979-1982)
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist (25 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
Abby Singer .... executive in charge of production (44 episodes, 1980-1982)
John Slosser .... unit production manager (39 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)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Dubliclay .... second assistant director / first assistant director (72 episodes, 1977-1982)
Paul Nichols .... first assistant director / assistant director (23 episodes, 1977-1980)
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)
John Slosser .... first assistant director (15 episodes, 1978-1980)
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)
Donald J. Malouf .... sound editor (44 episodes, 1980-1982)
Dale Johnston .... sound effects editor / sound editor / ... (42 episodes, 1977-1980)
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)

John S. Coffey .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Scott Hubbell .... water safety coordinator / water safety (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 (45 episodes, 1979-1981)
Charles R. Young .... camera operator (41 episodes, 1980-1982)
Tom Long .... key grip (30 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jack Harmon .... electrical gaffer / gaffer (28 episodes, 1977-1979)
Joe Meshelski .... key grip (24 episodes, 1978-1981)
Peter Hapke .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Lowell Peterson .... first assistant camera (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
Jonathan West .... camera operator / assistant camera (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
William Santoro .... key grip / electrical gaffer (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert F. Liu .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1977)
Wallace E. Johnson .... camera operator (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jay Johnson .... key grip (5 episodes, 1977)
Ron Knox .... electrical gaffer (5 episodes, 1977)
Dixon Wimpy .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1979)
Robert E. Simpson .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1981)

Kenneth Zunder .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
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 (18 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ronald Wind .... costumer: men (2 episodes, 1977)

Loree Parral .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bob Young .... post-production assistant (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Susan Heick .... assistant editor (19 episodes, 1979-1981)
Philip Carr Neel .... assistant editor (14 episodes, 1978-1981)
Joe Ann Fogle .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 1979-1981)
Daniel T. Cahn .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 1981-1982)
Gary Blair .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Heath .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Music Department
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music editor (51 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jim Weidman .... music editor (36 episodes, 1980-1982)
Patrick Williams .... conductor / composer: theme music (31 episodes, 1977-1981)
 
Series Transportation Department
Paul Shoemaker .... transportation captain (91 episodes, 1977-1981)
Frank Khoury .... transportation (3 episodes, 1978)
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
Janice Carr .... production coordinator (113 episodes, 1977-1982)
Bonnie Green .... assistant to executive producer / researcher / ... (113 episodes, 1977-1982)
Allan Burns .... executive consultant (92 episodes, 1978-1982)
Michele Gallery .... creative consultant / research assistant / ... (74 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 (61 episodes, 1979-1982)
George Rutter .... script supervisor (42 episodes, 1979-1982)
Lionel A. Ephraim .... production executive: MTM Enterprises (34 episodes, 1977-1979)
Leon Tokatyan .... executive story consultant / creative consultant / ... (34 episodes, 1977-1979)
Marybeth Roden .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (33 episodes, 1978-1980)
Martin Ryan Rosenberg .... location coordinator (31 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gary David Goldberg .... creative consultant (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Abby Singer .... production executive: MTM Enterprises (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Geri Windsor .... executive in charge of talent (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
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)
Bonnie Prendergast .... script supervisor (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Joni Chadkin .... location manager (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
James L. Brooks .... executive consultant (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gail Bellamy .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1980-1981)
Nancy Greene .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Veronica K. Ehrenreich .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (5 episodes, 1978)
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)
David Lawson .... location manager / location coordinator (3 episodes, 1979)
Carol Johnsen .... assistant to producer (3 episodes, 1980)
Betty McKeller .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1981)
Deborah Sarylski .... assistant to the producer (2 episodes, 1981)
Bob Young .... assistant to associate 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:
One of the influences on the show was the film All the President's Men (1976). Actor Robert Walden appeared in both projects.See more »
Quotes:
Lou Grant:Talk to Dr. Shephard at the Historical Society, find out what's in the time capsule. Give me a little 'Gee whiz, nothing ever stays the same' or 'Gee whiz, nothing ever changes.'See more »

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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Well Done Despite World View, 30 May 2013
Author: RabbitValleyRebel 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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