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"Lou Grant" (1977) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Year: 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Cophouse

20 September 1977
After landing the city editor job at the Los Angeles Tribune, Lou Grant's first major story is a sex scandal concerning the LAPD and underage girls. However, in order to get it published he must deal with a reporter that is reluctant to bring down the police and Mrs. Pynchon who has a difference of opinion with him.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi
Rebecca Balding ... Carla Mardigian

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
Peter Hobbs ... George Driscoll
James Whitmore Jr. ... Officer Trask

Norman Bartold ... Commander Phillips
Paul Larson ... Watch Commander
George A. Cooper ... Deputy Chief (as George Cooper)
Michael Irving ... Jayson

Gordon Jump ... National Editor
Laurence Haddon ... Foreign Editor
Gary Pagett ... Assistant Photo Editor
Wallace Rooney ... Tim Butterfield
Fred Stuthman ... Photo Editor

Larry Hankin ... Cab Driver
Michael Bond ... Sam
Jason Wingreen ... Reporter
Rachel Bard ... Miss Apthorp
Vivian Brown ... Waitress

Rita Wilson ... Christine Farrell (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Hostages

27 September 1977
A gunman, upset with a story about his brother who was wrongfully shot by a store-owner during a robbery, holds the newspaper staff hostage demanding a new story.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi
Rebecca Balding ... Carla Mardigian

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

John Rubinstein ... Andrew Martin

Austin Stoker ... Frank Carey
Patrick Tovatt ... Sgt. Pierce
Joyce Jillson ... Cathy Anne Wills
Robert Phalen ... Agee

Richard Sanders ... Richard T. Harvey
Donegan Smith ... Boyle

Gordon Jump ... National Editor
Michael Irving ... Jayson
Laurence Haddon ... Foreign Editor
Fred Stuthman ... Photo Editor
Ruth Manning ... Salesperson
Rachel Bard ... Miss Apthorp
Pepe Hern ... Navarro
Bruce Hayes ... TV Announcer
Tonyo Meléndez ... Parking Lot Atendant (as Tonyo Melendez)

Tim Reid ... TV Cameraman
Rochelle Balin ... Operator

Season 1, Episode 3: Hoax

4 October 1977
When Lou gets a tip from a friend who claims to know the whereabouts of a missing millionaire, members of the staff initially have doubts about following it and dismiss it as a hoax. The man begins to gain credibility when he is able to retrieve information that only the missing man would know.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi
Rebecca Balding ... Carla Mardigian

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Eugene Roche ... Jack Riley

Diana Douglas ... Norma Cardell
Ivan Bonar ... Dale Jurgenson
Booth Colman ... Mr. Curtis
Rod McCary ... Ron Allen
John Stephenson ... Norm Crowder
Michael Irving ... Jayson

Gordon Jump ... National Editor
Richard Seff ... Malcolm Baur
John Alvin ... Foreign Editor
Wallace Rooney ... Tim Butterfield
Fred Stuthman ... Photo Editor
Allen Williams ... Assistant Foreign Editor
Vivian Brown ... Waitress
Chesley Noone ... TV Technician (as Chet Norris)
Peter Weiss ... TV Technician
James Driskill ... Security Guard (as Jim Driskill)

Season 1, Episode 4: Henhouse

11 October 1977
Lou clashes with a woman who is the head of the woman's section of the newspaper over whose reporter should cover the alleged murder of a famous playwright in New Mexico.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis 'Animal' Price (credit only)

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon (credit only)

Claudette Nevins ... Irene Mott

Geoffrey Lewis ... Sheriff
Anthony Costello ... Victor Gary
Judith Kahan ... Cathy (as Judy Kahan)
Joe Di Reda ... Bartender (as Joe diReda)
Patricia Mattick ... Cecile
Read Morgan ... Deputy
David Starwalt ... Mark
Ivy Bethune ... Waitress

Charles Howerton ... Reporter (as Charles C. Howerton)
Marcus K. Mukai ... Vince (as Marcus Mukai)

Season 1, Episode 5: Nazi

18 October 1977
While investigating a group of Nazis, Billie comes upon information that one of their leaders used to be Jewish.

Season 1, Episode 6: Aftershock

25 October 1977
When a member of the staff passes away, Lou does everything he can to comfort the widow which causes her to depend more on him and fall in love with him. After a small earthquake hits, Rossi interviews a scientist who claims that his insects are predicting a more serious one in the upcoming days.

Season 1, Episode 7: Barrio

1 November 1977
Surprised by the paper's lack of coverage on the shooting of a Hispanic woman by a gang, Lou allows Billie to go into the Hispanic community to write a story. While in the community, she meets the victim's son who is fueled with anger and seems headed down the wrong path.

Season 1, Episode 8: Scoop

8 November 1977
Pressured to get the latest scoop at any cost, Lou ends up in hot water after running two of Rossi's exclusive stories which turn out to be false. So when Billie has information about a possible fake kidnapping, Lou is reluctant to run the story.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Reni Santoni ... Jim Keenan

George Murdock ... Sgt. Irwin Winowsky
Ted Gehring ... Chief Rankin
Rod Colbin ... Warren Woods
Alan Hamel ... Councilman Garbers
David Haskell ... Dr. Ken Jones (as David M. Haskell)
Laurence Haddon ... Foreign Editor
Michael Irving ... Jayson
Billy Beck ... Photo Editor (as Bill Beck)
Gary Pagett ... Assistant National Editor
Allen Williams ... Assistant Foreign Editor

Bill Erwin ... Old Man (as William L. Erwin)

Jed Mills ... Parking Lot Attendant
Tony Russel ... Mr. Hall
Dan Millington ... Terry Hall
Vivian Brown ... Waitress
Cheryl Gormley ... Jennifer Walker

Season 1, Episode 9: Judge

15 November 1977
When Lou goes to a courthouse to look into a report of inappropriate behavior by a senior judge, he angers the judge by trying to leave in the middle of a trial and is put in jail. Upset by this treatment, he gets the newspaper staff to further investigate the judge's erratic behavior.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis 'Animal' Price (credit only)

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Barnard Hughes ... Judge Felix Rushman

Joe Mantell ... Simmons

Victoria Racimo ... Louisa Sanchez
Timothy Jerome ... Murray
Guy Raymond ... Bailiff
Richard Angarola ... Jesus Alcorte
June Dayton ... Emily Patterson

Paul Tulley ... Deputy D.A.
Phillip Pine ... Lindsay (as Phillip E. Pine)
Tonyo Meléndez ... Estaban Murrillo (as Tonyo Melendez)
Roger Newman ... Mr. Baylo
Lila Teigh ... Mrs. Dussault
Candace Howerton ... Court Clerk
Theodore Lehmann ... Male Witness (as Theodore E. Lehmann)
Phil J. Macias ... Ramirez (as Phil Macias)
Patrick Campbell ... Wino
Ray Oliver ... Prisoner

Season 1, Episode 10: Psych-Out

22 November 1977
After Lou tells him that his stories are missing first-hand experience, Rossi checks into a mental institution as a patient under a made-up name to investigate reports of abuse. Lou clashes with a lawyer at the paper because he feels that censorship and fear of possible lawsuits are limiting what the paper can publish.

Season 1, Episode 11: Housewarming

29 November 1977
Billie uses a battered woman as a source for a story on spousal abuse but has trouble following through with it when the women's husband finds out. She later finds out that a co-worker has a problem with spousal abuse.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
Edward Winter ... Roger (as Edward B. Winter)

John Reilly ... Jerry

Julie Kavner ... Alice

Joey Aresco ... Officer Filroy
Fredi Olster ... Dorothy
Robert Rothwell ... Sid Arby
Allen Williams ... Wilson

Janice Kent ... Louise

Connie Sawyer ... Woman
Susan Miller ... Animal's Date (as Susan E. Miller)
Shaaron Claridge ... Police Dispatcher (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 12: Takeover

6 December 1977
Staff members become nervous when a multi-millionaire with a penchant for ruining the credibility of newspapers makes an attempt to take over the Tribune.

Season 1, Episode 13: Christmas

13 December 1977
Lou gets homesick with Christmas approaching. Billie does a story on a family that is homeless for the holidays and public donations begin to pour in. After Rossi improperly uses a quote, Lou punishes him by assigning him to a boring story that turns out to be a juicy story.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Verna Bloom ... Emily

Tim O'Connor ... Malcolm Findlay
Ben Hayes ... Walter Harper
Carol O'Leary ... Kay Findlay
Bob Basso ... Santa Claus
Vivian Brown ... Waitress
Allen Williams ... Wilson
Pat Van Patten ... Alma Findlay (as Patricia Van Patten)
Corrie Lyn Washburn ... Betsy
Kelly Farley ... Jimmy
Stephen H. Cassidy ... Wally (as Stephen Cassidy)
Charles Bracy ... Copy Boy
Ian Altman ... Butch
Gina Merrick ... Sweetie

Season 1, Episode 14: Airliner

3 January 1978
News breaks of an airplane carrying over 300 people that is unable to land. Members of the staff scour the list of passengers aboard and find out that Charlie's daughter is on that flight.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
Penny Santon ... Aunt Rose

Allan Miller ... Hal Pearson
Jack Grapes ... Mel Brunner

Lee Bryant ... Carole

Lou Cutell ... Haskins
Laurette Spang ... Joanie Hume
Rod Gist ... Harley Clayton
Grayce Spence ... Evelyn Harper

Lewis Arquette ... Airline Official

Robbie Rist ... Josh
Buck Young ... Airplane Pilot
Robert Bell ... Reporter #1
Hettie Lynne Hurtes ... Reporter #2
Charles Bracy ... Copy-Boy
Albert Henderson ... Night Guard

Season 1, Episode 15: Sports

10 January 1978
The paper faces a public backlash after Lou runs a story about an NCAA investigation into the possible recruiting violations by a popular local college football team.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

John Randolph ... Sid Locke (as John A. Randolph)
David Ackroyd ... Mike Kessler
Sandy Kenyon ... Eddie Talbert
Keene Curtis ... Coach Diehl
Mike Henry ... Frank (as Michael D. Henry)

Grand L. Bush ... Henry Spence (as Grand Lee Bush)

Vaughn Armstrong ... Rick Waterhouse
Laurence Haddon ... Foreign Editor
Michael Irving ... Jayson

Lewis Arquette ... National Editor
Allen Williams ... Sacremento Editor
Elizabeth Herbert ... Ruth Eisle
Joe Di Reda ... Bartender
Vivian Brown ... Waitress
Michael Morgan ... Tom (as Michael Booth Morgan)

Marneen Fields ... Olga (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 16: Hero

17 January 1978
When a man saves the governor's life and then flees the scene, the paper launches a campaign to find his identity. When they find him and write a story revealing that he has a criminal record, he blames the paper for hurting his business and ruining his engagement. Billie is upset at the lack of support for a halfway house that is on the verge of closing due to lack of funding.

Season 1, Episode 17: Renewal

30 January 1978
The paper does a story on a senior citizen whose apartment, decorated with art that reflects his life's work, is in danger of being torn down.

Season 1, Episode 18: Sect

6 February 1978
Charlie is devastated when his son joins a cult.

Season 1, Episode 19: Scandal

13 February 1978
Rossi gets upset when a new female reporter comes in and is given the story about a possibly corrupt politician that he had unsuccessfully been investigating.

Season 1, Episode 20: Spies

27 February 1978
When the paper finds out about the son of a wealthy businessman being secretly detained by authorities, Lou decides to have Rossi investigate. However, when a CIA agent thwarts the investigation before it begins, everyone begins to suspect there is a CIA informant working at the paper.

Season 1, Episode 21: Poison

6 March 1978
After Rossi's friend reveals that he has damaging information about the unsafe conditions at a nuclear plant, he is "accidentally" struck and killed by a car. Eager to prove that it was no accident, Rossi continues the investigation into the nuclear plant.

Season 1, Episode 22: Physical

20 March 1978
Lou reluctantly goes for a physical and finds out that he has a thyroid condition that requires surgery. At the paper, he offers advice to an intern who wants to become a reporter. Rossi learns that he has a good chance at a Pulitzer prize for his story on mental hospitals.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Pills

25 September 1978
Rossi is handed records which prove that a doctor is illegally prescribing drugs. When the story runs and it is suspected that the records may have been obtained by illegal means, Rossi is told to either reveal his source or go to jail.

Season 2, Episode 2: Prisoner

2 October 1978
When Mrs. Pynchon plays host to the wife of the leader of a controversial Latin American country known for its torturing practices, Charlie Hume is anything but inviting to her.

Season 2, Episode 3: Hooker

16 October 1978
After a homicide occurs in the city, Billie finds out that the victim was a prostitute who worked at a "spa" business. While investigating, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the victim's co-worker who does not seem to fit the stereotypical profile of a hooker.

Season 2, Episode 4: Mob

23 October 1978
Lou and Rossi visit a California resort in preparation for the Trib's annual tennis tournament. They are perplexed at the number of mob bosses they see at the resort, and begin to investigate.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
Nick Angotti ... Deputy DA

Carmen Argenziano ... Anthony Leone
Patti Been ... Female Guide
Barry Cahill ... Maury Donaldson

Danny Chambers ... Male Guide (as Dan Chambers)
Mary Ann Chinn ... Charlene

Nicholas Colasanto ... Patsy Reese
Jack Grinnage ... Clerk

Dennis Holahan ... Jack Patterson
Gary Pagett ... Financial Editor
Phillip Pine ... Paul Thackery
Dennis Robertson ... Assistant Manager
Merrie Lynn Ross ... Rossi's Girl

Michael Twaine ... Director

Season 2, Episode 5: Murder

30 October 1978
Billie is upset because her story, about a courageous black woman who is slain in her own apartment, is relegated to the back pages while Rossi's story, about an elderly white woman who fights off burglars, makes the front page.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
Gail Cameron ... Marla Evans
Sidney Clute ... National Editor
Betty Cole ... Sara's Mother

Alan Fudge ... Detective Collins
Ed Garrabrandt ... William Nash
Harvey Gold ... Reporter
Laurence Haddon ... Foreign Editor
Michael Irving ... Jayson
Ketty Lester ... Sara Marshall
David Moody ... Walter Tanner
Ray Oliver ... Carl Watson
Gary Pagett ... Financial Editor
Thalmus Rasulala ... Sgt. Chandliss
Veronica Redd ... Aunt Barbara
Davis Roberts ... Minister
Jane Rose ... Mrs. Walker
S. Pearl Sharp ... Becky Hartman (as Saundra Sharp)
Laird Stuart ... Policeman
Ralph Wilcox ... Mr. Thomas
Alene Wilson ... Lisa Evans

Season 2, Episode 6: Dying

6 November 1978
Art Donovan's mother is dying, but he is having trouble accepting this as fact. His relations with everyone in the newsroom suffer as his mother gets worse, and his colleagues try to help him come to terms with the inevitable.

Season 2, Episode 7: Schools

20 November 1978
Lou, Charlie, and Donovan interview students from an inner city school for the purpose of awarding a college scholarship to a journalism major. While Charlie and Donovan recommend a straight-A student, Lou pushes for a student who kicked a drug habit and got tutoring to improve his grades. Rossi and Billie uncover disturbing trends of violence at the same inner city school.

Season 2, Episode 8: Slaughter

27 November 1978
Lou visits his home town while on vacation and meets his old boss who now runs the town's newspaper. While there, an outbreak of an unknown cattle disease gets Lou's attention when it's suggested the disease could be transmitted to humans.

Season 2, Episode 9: Singles

4 December 1978
Lou clashes with the new media consultant who believes that the paper should do more trashy stories to cater to the younger crowds. One of those stories has Billie and Rossi investigating the "singles" scene by going out on dates through a computer service. While Rossi has trouble finding time with his date, Billie has trouble getting rid of her date.

Season 2, Episode 10: Babies

11 December 1978
Billie and Rossi pose as a married couple in order to uncover a black market baby selling operation.

Season 2, Episode 11: Conflict

18 December 1978
Rossi uncovers conflicts of interest on the staff, including Lou, and writes a story that sets off fireworks in the city room. Mrs. Pynchon tells Rossi to keep an eye out for mistakes in the Tribune but doesn't realize just how far he'll go until he takes on a campaign by her pet charity.

Season 2, Episode 12: Denial

1 January 1979
Lou's little grandson is hard of hearing, but the boy's mother can't accept it. While Lou is absorbed by his family, Rossi gets in trouble over a construction company scandal.

Season 2, Episode 13: Fire

8 January 1979
While investigating a string of fires in the same neighborhood, Lou and Billie find a connection linking a building owner and members of a fire department to arson.

Season 2, Episode 14: Vet

15 January 1979
Animal's erratic behavior touches off a Tribune inquiry into the plight of the all-but-forgotten Vietnam veteran who is treated much differently from servicemen in other wars. Lou, in trying to help Animal and the likeable Sutton, discovers that years after Vietnam, too many veterans are still unemployed or otherwise under strain from their experience.

Season 2, Episode 15: Scam

22 January 1979
Looking for a place to invest a $5,000 windfall, Lou gets a shocking look at white collar crime when he uncovers a clever financial scheme run by a sharp con man. He learns there are shady characters only too willing to put his money in their pockets, but has trouble convincing at least one victim ? Charlie Hume ? of what's going on.

Season 2, Episode 16: Sweep

5 February 1979
After Lou sees an Immigration Department sweep of his favorite Mexican restaurant, the Tribune uncovers a grim and unsettling picture of what's happening to illegal aliens. At the same time, Lou has to cope with a new addition to the city room staff ? Mrs. Pynchon's spoiled niece ? who turns out to be ill-equipped for the job of copy girl.

Season 2, Episode 17: Samaritan

12 February 1979
The city is thrown into panic when the Tribune's star columnist writes a column that Lou fears could incite a serial killer to strike again. The reporter who covered the so-called "Samaritan" slayings years before is assigned to draw up a profile that might lead to the madman, and the staff fans out to follow his clues.

Season 2, Episode 18: Hit

19 February 1979
A mother, obsessed with tracking the hit-and-run driver who killed her son, arouses Rossi's fighting instincts and leads to a human interest story with an unexpected payoff. Meanwhile, after Lou and Mrs. Pynchon have separate encounters with hostile citizens, Billie is assigned to find out if there's a story in the use of cars as weapons.

Season 2, Episode 19: Home

26 February 1979
A helpless old lady in a wheelchair is dumped in a county office because of a bureaucratic wrangle, and this sets the staff onto a searing Tribune expose of shoddy nursing home practices. Billie gets a job at a nursing home for a shocking insider's report on care for the elderly, while Lou learns from a retired hat maker that, in too many cases, this country's old people are regarded as non-persons.

Season 2, Episode 20: Convention

5 March 1979
The city room hears that a radical group plans to kidnap a VIP at a publishers' convention attended by Lou and other Tribune executives. Lou, a reluctant delegate at the convention, fends off the aggressive job-hunting tactics of flamboyant newsman Jack Riley as Rossi and Billie try to get a lead on the kidnapping report.

Season 2, Episode 21: Marathon

19 March 1979
In a news-packed day, Lou feels the pressure as he sets up coverage of a tunnel cave-in and a human fly climbing a skyscraper, knowing that a resentful Donovan has been offered a better paying job. The hard pressed Lou also has to answer questions of a Swedish tour group, cope with a familiar kook (Mr. Dreyfus) who brings news of outer space, and find an assignment for a youthful city room intern.

Season 2, Episode 22: Bomb

26 March 1979
Could an individual build an atomic bomb? Lou gets a terrifying answer when a terrorist threatens to detonate a nuclear device and provides the Tribune with detailed plans as proof. Facing the terrorist's deadline in checking out the story, Rossi has another personal problem: he's been dating Hume's daughter and knows his boss doesn't like her to get interested in any reporter ? especially Rossi.

Season 2, Episode 23: Skids

2 April 1979
A series of Skid Row stranglings turn out to have special meaning for Lou, who discovers his former doctor is now a bum, and for Rossi, who has his own reason for hating drunks. Lou is astonished to find that his once skilled surgeon is defiant about living on Skid Row, and Rossi for once tries to get out of working on a story.

Season 2, Episode 24: Romance

7 May 1979
Romance hits the Tribune, but not the hearts and flowers kid: Lou gets an unexpected offer from Susan, and Billie meets teenagers who have babies to escape from home. Rossi finds good reason to be cynical in the story of a rock singer being sued for community property by his former live-in girlfriend.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Cop

17 September 1979
Lou is the only witness to a neighborhood murder and is mystified by the way the police handle the case, thereby discovering a touchy area of crime. At the same time, a fatal fire in a gay bar poses a tough question for Lou: should the newspaper publish the names of the victims, knowing people will be hurt by the story. Lou is also puzzled to see a uniformed cop working a homicide case and sends Rossi to find out why, with disturbing results.

Season 3, Episode 2: Exposé

24 September 1979
The hard drinking husband of a popular female politician makes headlines while the Trib staff makes news itself in a gossip magazine. The Trib learns a hard lesson about what happens when private lives become public from Rossi's tough coverage of elected official, Bonita Worth, and Lou's firing of a resentful reporter.

Season 3, Episode 3: Slammer

1 October 1979
After agreeing to be guest speaker at Rossi's journalism class, Lou learns his "students" are tough state prison inmates who are angered by the shutdown of their newspaper. While Lou bucks the prison administration to help the hostile inmate editor, Hume gets the job of running the Trib during the period Mrs. Pynchon is on jury duty, and it's a learning experience for all.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Robert Davi ... Hector

Rosanna DeSoto ... Angela Cariaga (as Rosana Soto)

Alan Fudge ... Warden David Goffman

Danny Glover ... Leroy
Eric Helland ... Chris

Kene Holiday ... J.D. (as Kene Holliday)

Art LaFleur ... Ben
Ken Letner ... Arnold Lucas
J. Jay Saunders ... Neil Turner

Season 3, Episode 4: Charlatan

15 October 1979
A naked man on a church steeple and the editor of a sleazy porno magazine put Lou in hot water on two fronts with a common bond. The Trib's religious editor, Marcus Prescott, warns Lou he'll stir up a hornet's nest by allowing Rossi's probe into a disturbed member of the wealthy United Pilgrim Crusade.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Carmen Argenziano ... Arnold Zinner

William Bassett ... Alexander Crosley (as William H. Bassett)
Ric Carrott ... Jeffrey
John Carter ... Dr. Bunning
William Cort ... Alan Bethune

Charles Cyphers ... Jerry Baldwin

Michael Fairman ... Dr. Chamberlain
Ken Hill ... Anton
Ruth Silveira ... Agnes Carson

Meshach Taylor ... Marcus Prescott

Kenneth Tigar ... Eugene Smithfield

Ellen Travolta ... Pamela Bethune

Season 3, Episode 5: Frame-Up

22 October 1979
Billie gets into the headlines when her stories questioning a big company's clean air standards brings on a costly damage suit to the Trib. Corporation Chief, Curtis Folger, may have engineered an on-again, off-again deal to get the city to ease pollution restrictions. When Billie goes after proof, she lands herself and the Trib in trouble.

Season 3, Episode 6: Hype

29 October 1979
While helping test a new drug, Lou learns about the "publish or perish" research at a medical center with a publicity seeking director. Eager for new grants and honors, Dr. Duncan puts pressure on youthful scientist, Todson, to speed up his experiments. At the same time, another young man surprises Lou with his occupation: human guinea pig.

Season 3, Episode 7: Gambling

5 November 1979
To help with a story on the legalization of gambling, Lou befriends an elderly man who has inside tips for betting on the horses. Billie's new boyfriend uses her to feed his gambling addiction.

Season 3, Episode 8: Witness

12 November 1979
The unwilling Billie finds herself in the protective custody of a male chauvinist policeman because of what she knows in a grand jury case involving a popular game show host. Lou also learns about the irony of the law when he tries to be a Good Samaritan and painfully ends up as a target in a damage suit.

Season 3, Episode 9: Kidnap

26 November 1979
When a plane carrying a high school basketball team is believed to be missing, members of the paper travel to a small desert town to investigate.

Season 3, Episode 10: Andrew: Part 1

3 December 1979
Art's cousin Andrew displays violent feelings against women. His mother wants him to check into a mental institution, which Andrew accepts. Meanwhile, parts of an erotic novel keep popping up on the Tribune's computer monitors.

Season 3, Episode 11: Andrew: Part 2

10 December 1979
Andrew is put on trial for the murder of a young woman who lived in his mother's flat. Art wants to protect his cousin but realizes that the Tribune's coverage may work against the case.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Bruce Davison ... Andrew Raines

Barbara Barrie ... Edna Raines

Charles Aidman ... Davis Mendelsohn
Joan Hotchkis ... Dr. Teresa Myrdal
Michael McGuire ... Bradley Gordon
Mary Gregory ... Claire Douglas
Russ Marin ... Dr. Sontag
Ken Sansom ... William Mills
Sarah Miller ... Cynthia Mills

John Terry ... Dr. Lockwood
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson
Pat Corley ... Judge
Nick Angotti ... Sgt. Ackroyd
Nocana Aranda ... Officer Alvarez

Season 3, Episode 12: Hollywood

17 December 1979
Lou is intrigued by the closed restaurant down the street, which turns out to have been the scene of a famous murder 25 years earlier. Animal is sent in for pictures, and becomes friends with the reclusive owner, the woman who found the celebrity's body 25 years ago.

Season 3, Episode 13: Kids

24 December 1979
Rossi does a story on a child actress who is secretly unhappy about being deprived of a normal childhood and decides to run away. Lou tries to spend more time with a kid from his baseball team who is neglected by his divorced parents.

Season 3, Episode 14: Brushfire

7 January 1980
The paper is on the scene of a series of brush fires in the California Valley. Charlie, who is on the verge of separating from his wife, makes a last ditch effort to save his home from the fires as well as his marriage.

Season 3, Episode 15: Indians

14 January 1980
The paper does a series of articles on Native Americans. Animal tries to reunite a kid who ran away from a reservation with his uncle. Billie and Lou work on a story about a Native American couple who have different ideas about family.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
Ned Romero ... Howard Sweetwater
David Yanez ... Raymond White
Tom Rosqui ... Sam Duryea
Ray Tracey ... Gordon Davis

Julie Carmen ... Teresa Davis
Alex Kubik ... Ken Marks
Henry Bal ... Reindeer
Ivan Naranjo ... Joe Eaglefeather
Paul Bryar ... Parkins
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson
Laurence Haddon ... Foreign Editor
James Dale Ryan ... Doctor
Yvonne Blancanflor ... Girl Art Student

Ralph Brannen ... Bowler #1
Ben Red Clay ... Bob Marsh
Steve Shemayne ... Bowler #2

Season 3, Episode 16: Cover-Up

21 January 1980
When a well-liked teacher at a private school is accused of molesting a child in his class, Mrs. Pynchon feels that he is not getting a fair trial.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
Andrew Rubin ... Jeff Lindsey
David Hollander ... Bryan Furniss
Edward Power ... Alex Brubaker
Ross Bickell ... Les Furniss
William Jordan ... Danzinger

Ann Sweeny ... Beth Furniss
Booth Colman ... Mr. McClintock
Viola Harris ... Grace Bernard
Augusta Dabney ... Greta
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson

Ron Gilbert ... Robustelli (as Ron Gilbertt)
Ken Hill ... Exley
Robert Rothwell ... Rudy
David Cooper ... Caldwell
Arthur Hanson ... Cavanaugh

Billy Jayne ... Mike
Seven McDonald ... Autumn (as Seven Anne McDonald)
Grace Simmons ... Secretary
Timothy C. Burns ... Room Service (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 17: Inheritance

28 January 1980
When Billie investigates claims that drug companies manufactured a drug that caused cancer, she finds out that her mother may have taken that drug several years ago.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Allyn Ann McLerie ... Betty Newman

Marshall Thompson ... Paul Newman
Sands Hall ... Jessica Downey
Buck Kartalian ... Leon Hartounian
Carol Bagdasarian ... Sarah Hartounian
Keene Curtis ... Doctor at hospital
Arthur Space ... Dr, Bradley
Magda Harout ... Lavenia Hartounian
Jean Howell ... Nancy Downey
James Winkler ... George Phipps (as James R. Winkler)
Bill Baldwin ... Judge

Emilio Delgado ... Rubin Castillo
Michael Irving ... Jayson
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson
Ed Vasgersian ... Mr. Boyan
Gregory Rozakis ... Jamal Azar
Theodore Lehmann ... Doctor #1
John Alvin ... Dr. Eastwick
Jerry Anello ... Doctor #2

Season 3, Episode 18: Censored

4 February 1980
Rossi visits a small town where book burnings are back in fashion and a young teacher loses her job for teaching too radical ideas. Back at the Trib', Charlie refuses to publish a satirical comic strip in lieu of being sued.

Season 3, Episode 19: Lou

11 February 1980
Lou faces a burn-out on a particularly stressful day when everybody has something to complain about, one staffer quits, another is fired and on top of it all a 24 year old woman shows romantic interest in him.

Season 3, Episode 20: Blackout

18 February 1980
The paper's long standing streak of having a daily newspaper published is threatened by a blackout.

Season 3, Episode 21: Dogs

3 March 1980
The disappearance of Mrs. Pynchon's dog leads Rossi to the discovery of an underground dog-fighting ring.

Season 3, Episode 22: Influence

10 March 1980
Lou sticks his neck out to try and help Adam, who develops a serious drinking problem. However, when Adam's drinking problems gets worse and he expects Lou to keep covering for him, Lou regrets getting involved.

Season 3, Episode 23: Guns

17 March 1980
While the paper investigates a story on stolen guns, Lou himself becomes the victim of an Irish gun dealer who steals his identity to obtain weapons.

Season 3, Episode 24: Hazard

24 March 1980
Checkbook journalism - payment for a new story- becomes an issue when a source wants money to document a dangerous motorbike scandal. Cold financial facts are also brought home to the staff when Hume takes a talented editor to task for padding his expense accounts.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Nightside

22 September 1980
With the staff short-handed, Lou decides to work the night shift.

Season 4, Episode 2: Harassment

29 September 1980
When the paper decides to do a story on sexual harassment in the workplace, Billie finds that harassment is prevalent at the Tribune. A new female reporter develops a romantic interest in Lou, which creates a conflict of interest.

Season 4, Episode 3: Pack

27 October 1980
Billie is given a tough time when she tours with a political candidate to conduct an investigation.

Season 4, Episode 4: Sting

17 November 1980
Charlie and Lou do some thorough investigating when Charlie's new tenant seems to be using his house for suspicious purposes.

Season 4, Episode 5: Goop

24 November 1980
Charlie and Mrs. Pynchon are worried about misrepresentation when Billie poses as a employee at a chemical company to expose their dumping of hazardous materials.

Season 4, Episode 6: Libel

8 December 1980
Lou gets into hot water when the paper is sued for libel after writing a scathing story on a supermarket tabloid.

Season 4, Episode 7: Streets

15 December 1980
Rossi and a fellow black reporter clash when they are assigned to investigate the controversial police killing of a drug dealer who had earlier killed a cop.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Carl Franklin ... Milt Carmichael
Lawrence Cook ... Lieutenant Hughes

Larry B. Scott ... Oscar
Mark James ... Eddie (as Mark Bell-James)

Beverly Todd ... Gloria
Veronica Redd ... Mary
Ruth Silveira ... Mrs. Stuart
Esther Sutherland ... Etta
Steven M. Gagnon ... Officer Collins (as Steven Gagnon)
Adrian Ricard ... Yvonne
Davis Roberts ... Arthur
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson
David Garrett ... Benny
Milt Tarver ... Hargrove
Norman Alexander Gibbs ... Garrett
Al Fann ... Mr. Jordan
Stanley Grover ... Officer Stuart
Deborah Greene ... Tall Girl (as DeBorah Greene)

Season 4, Episode 8: Catch

5 January 1981
Billie is assigned to do a story on a controversial business venture which may throw tenants out of the their apartments. However, she soon becomes biased after she meets and falls in love with one of the investors, baseball player Ted McCovey. Computer problems plague the office staff.

Season 4, Episode 9: Rape

12 January 1981
Lou and Rossi try to offer comfort to a staff reporter who returns to work the day after she is robbed and raped.

Season 4, Episode 10: Boomerang

19 January 1981
When Rossi and Billie come upon the hot story of illegally exported medical supplies, Lou holds off on publication due to the lack of tenable facts. However, a visiting reporter disagrees with Lou and has no reservations about exposing the story.

Season 4, Episode 11: Generations

26 January 1981
Charlie allows his father to move in after he is arrested for shoplifting. Lou tries to help an elderly neighbor who is being harassed by neighborhood kids.

Season 4, Episode 12: Search

9 February 1981
Lou fears a possible letdown when the staff use their connections to try to help a reporter find her biological parents. A glowing review on Lou's favorite restaurant makes it harder for him to get a table.

Season 4, Episode 13: Strike

16 February 1981
When the Tribune is hit by a worker's strike, Lou sides with management but is sympathetic toward the union.

Season 4, Episode 14: Survival

23 February 1981
When Lou and Rossi investigate a secret society of survivalists, who believe that the world is going to end, they become stranded in a violent storm.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon (credit only)
Keene Curtis ... Wild Bill

Ed Harris ... Ralph Cooper
Doreen Lang ... Henrietta
Ray Oliver ... Burroughs
Barbara Jane Edelman ... Linda
Buck Young ... Morton Leonard
Eric Server ... Dave Montemarano
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson
Ted Noose ... Whitney
Marcus Bentley ... Jesse (as Marc Bentley)
Kristi Jill Wood ... Tracy

Lance Guest ... Mark

Season 4, Episode 15: Venice

9 March 1981
Animal becomes obsessed with finding out why a pretty young woman with a bright future would commit suicide. Someone tries to extort money from the paper by threatening to publish the newspaper's salary list.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

James T. Callahan ... John Becker (as James Callahan)

Frank Aletter ... David Ellison

Colby Chester ... Jim Bishop
Claire Malis ... Helen
Elizabeth Halliday ... Carol Bishop

Trinidad Silva ... Venice Knights gangleader

Terence McGovern ... Frank Harris (as Terry McGovern)
Gertrude Flynn ... Lady
Rochelle Robertson ... Leslie
Charles Bracy ... Leon
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 16: Campesinos

16 March 1981
Rossi is asked to cover a migrant workers strike in California's Central Valley and gets so involved he ends up in jail wit them. The fight between the two faction leaders becomes personal as more Tribune reporters gather at the location.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
James Victor ... Tommy Hernandez

William Lucking ... Paul Geyer (as Bill Lucking)

Jeff Corey ... Hugh Holstrom

Pepe Serna ... Frank Garcia

Emilio Delgado ... Rubin Castillo
Robert Rothwell ... Deputy
Ted Gehring ... Fisher
Buck Kartalian ... Red Borotra
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson (credit only)
Abel Fernandez ... Prisoner
Chuy Franco ... Rodrigues
Yolanda Márquez ... Patricia (as Yolanda Marquez)
Stacy MacGregor ... Jailer

Season 4, Episode 17: Business

23 March 1981
Rossi publishes a highly critical story on a controversial company that seems to have a lot to hide.

Season 4, Episode 18: Violence

6 April 1981
Rossi does a story on a controversial football player whose brutal hit left an opposing player paralyzed. Lou starts a relationship with a film critic.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Fred Williamson ... Crusher Carter

Fred Dryer ... Mike Hauser

Michael Fairman ... Doctor

Fay Hauser ... Jacquie Templeton
John Crawford ... Martin Loper

Tyne Daly ... Melissa Cummings
Chick Hearn ... Clarence Harvey
Jim Boeke ... Phil Ozslevski
Frederick B. Claasen ... Reporter #1 (as Frederick Claasen)
Gregg Berger ... Reporter #2
Tody Smith ... Truck Gibbs
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson

Scott McGinnis ... Jerome Dunham
Dexter Hamlett ... Buford Curry
Dwayne McGee ... Spike Anderson

Elizabeth Keifer ... Wendy (as Liz Keifer)

Season 4, Episode 19: Depression

13 April 1981
When a veteran reporter attempts suicide, Lou tries to help him by reuniting him with his family. Charlie is upset that Mrs. Pynchon overlooked him for a newly created position.

Season 4, Episode 20: Stroke

4 May 1981
Mrs. Pynchon is on the verse of buying 'Lively Arts' magazine when she suffers a stroke. Her nephew Fred Hill swiftly makes a grab for the Tribune's ownership. Lou chooses Billie over all the male reporters to cover college girls posing for 'Suave Magazine'.

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Wedding

2 November 1981
Billie gets a marriage proposal from Baseball scout Ted McCovney. Lou meets up with his youngest daughter Janie, who feels he's always neglected her for work.

Season 5, Episode 2: Execution

9 November 1981
Kitty Larsen, a young woman on death row picks Rossi to tell her story. Although hesitant at first, he soon begins to like her. But Lou has personal feelings against her because she killed a reporter from the Trib'.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Terri Nunn ... Kitty Larsen

George Wyner ... Jeff Benedict

Christopher Cazenove ... Peter Witter

Mariclare Costello ... Louise Larsen
Sharon Spelman ... Jeanette Pepper
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson
William Phipps ... Spence (as William Edward Phipps)
Kres Mersky ... Lee

Sheila Frazier ... Beth MacDougall
Matthew Faison ... Mario Varari
Bill Baldwin ... Judge

Troy Evans ... Tom Pepper
Michael Leon ... Jimmy Lee
Patrick Pankhurst ... Phil Morgan
Barbara Jane Edelman ... Linda

John Colton ... Bartender (as John C. Colton)

Season 5, Episode 3: Reckless

16 November 1981
Lou is arrested for driving under the influence. His sentence includes attending a group meeting which culminates in a drunk driving test. Charlie sets up a 'Private Eye' hot-line at the Tribune for people to phone in crimes. Rossi is asked to write a success story about the initiative even though he is very skeptical about it's accuracy.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
Michael McGuire ... Roger Sandler
William G. Schilling ... Bob Jurgenson (as William Schilling)

Michael Tucci ... Marvin
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson
Charles Lucia ... Cop (as Chip Lucia)
Mary Betten ... Mrs. Brown
Milt Kogan ... McElwain
Ed Griffith ... Richards
Danil Torppe ... Mechanic
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Judge (as East Carlo)
Kate Fitzmaurice ... Woman
Linda Montana ... Operator

Sandra de Bruin ... Waitress
Lisa Bowman ... Secretary (as Lisa Donaldson)
Marland Proctor ... Truck Driver

Season 5, Episode 4: Hometown

23 November 1981
When Lou goes back to his elderly home to settle his aunt's estate, he meets an old flame and gets his first story assignment in years from Charlie.

Season 5, Episode 5: Risk

30 November 1981
Sharon McNeil gets a story about child pornography by promising not to reveal the names of her source. A promise her superiors at the Trib' and the L.A. police department soon want her to break. Art goes out on a helicopter jump with some volunteer rescuers and young reporter Lance has big dreams involving dating Billie and becoming the first newsman in space.

Season 5, Episode 6: Double-Cross

7 December 1981
Billie suspects the gold cross found in a time capsule has been switched for a fake. Her investigations unearth the reasons behind an old family feud between the extremely rich side and the less rich side of the Matheson family.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Lin McCarthy ... Alex Matheson Sr. (as Linwood McCarthy)
Barbara Cason ... Jinx Matheson
Nigel Bullard ... Michael Shepherd

Jeff Lester ... Alex Matheson Jr.

Roger Kern ... Brad Matheson

Peter Fox ... Ed Matheson

Lynne Thigpen ... Mrs. Dupree
Lou Fant ... Von Houser
Jon Lormer ... Max Matheson
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson
Stanley Waxman ... Dr. Geiler
Barbara Jane Edelman ... Linda

Season 5, Episode 7: Drifters

14 December 1981
Charlie's nephew Scott comes to stay with him, and turns out to have a mental condition. But the young man refuses to take his medication. The staff is busy tracking an escaped zoo bear called Ziggy.

Season 5, Episode 8: Friends

28 December 1981
When his lawyer friend Burton Cary becomes a political candidate, Rossi finds learns he's not as clean-cut as he thought. Meanwhile the entire staff becomes a bit suspicious of Art after an argument with Jerry Hollister leads to the latter suing Art as well as the Tribune.

Season 5, Episode 9: Jazz

4 January 1982
Rossi runs into a bass player that used to be in the famous Sonny Goodwin Quartet and sets about reuniting the four of them. Tribute reporters Crosley and Banks split up when Banks retires and Crosley soon falls behind on his assignment. This leads Lou to team him up with Billie.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Todd Susman ... Jed Crosley

Richard Erdman ... Gary Banks
Med Flory ... Ron Brickell
Joe Williams ... Sonny Goodman
Louie Bellson ... Johnny Albert
Ray Brown ... Cliff Richardson
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson
Danny Wells ... Vince
Paul Hampton ... Ray Rumbo

Paula Shaw ... Anita
Marte Boyle Slout ... Mrs. Bains
Michael A. Salcido ... Dishwasher (as Michael Salcido)

Toni Sawyer ... Mrs. Garbers

Ernie F. Orsatti ... Crandall (as Ernie Orsatti)

Season 5, Episode 10: Ghosts

11 January 1982
Billie investigates the death of a woman in a house that is said to be haunted. This leads her to attend a séance and search out the owners of a Ouija board.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
Jacqueline Brookes ... Dr. Lucille Haas
Milton Selzer ... Claude Cunningham

Penelope Windust ... Josephine Bowers
Lionel Mark Smith ... Sergeant Roche (as Lionel Smith)

Peter Maloney ... Alex Conrad
Paul Comi ... Howard Kraft
Pat Finley ... Constance Kraft
Ellen Blake ... Rose Racine
Jane Davis ... Emily
Jim Calvert ... Walter
Mark Wellman ... Danny
Barbara Jane Edelman ... Linda
Anita Jesse ... Emily's Mom
Deirdre Hepburn ... Teenager

Season 5, Episode 11: Cameras

25 January 1982
A stick-up at a Mr. Ginty's fast-food restaurant turns into a hostage situation with a group of birthday party kids. The possible trauma caused by this becomes a big part of the subsequent trial. Billie thinks one mother in particular is telling her son how to react and feel, but when she writes it down Lou finds her story too soft and rewrites it.

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant

Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi

Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman

Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan

Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon

Marcia Rodd ... Vivian Hamlin
Jack Collins ... Judge Strohmeyer
Robin Rose ... Peggy Daye

Corinne Camacho ... Prosecutor (as Corinne Michaels)

Kenneth Tigar ... Defense Attorney
Vincent Caristi ... Angelo
Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson

Emilio Delgado ... Castillo

Kevin Breslin ... Jake
Neil Flanagan ... Dr. Lucius Vandenberg

Lisa Blake Richards ... Mrs. Frazier
Will Hare ... Driver
Danny Borshell ... Rickie
Read Morgan ... Lieutenant
Terry Wills ... Stranger
John Blyth Barrymore ... Harold
Barbara Jane Edelman ... Linda
Roberto Ramirez ... Counterman
Michelle Walker ... Amy

Season 5, Episode 12: Review

8 February 1982
Charlie becomes a member of a news council and finds one member who seems to have a grudge against him and the Tribune. Mrs. Pynchon asks Billie to help her write an autobiographical piece but refuses to talk about one important subject: her taking over from her late husbands at the newspaper.

Season 5, Episode 13: Immigrants

15 February 1982
The Tribune hires an old acquaintance of Animal's from 'Nam: photographer Lee Van Tam. But Tam's domestic troubles interfere with his work. Lou tries to get out of meeting visiting relatives.