Lou Grant: Season 1, Episode 5

Nazi (18 Oct. 1977)

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



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Bannon ...
Mrs. Pynchon (credit only)
Donald Stryker
Lee Wallace ...
Mr. Kelso
Than Wyenn ...
Davis Roberts ...
Nancy Parsons ...
Michael Irving ...


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

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Lou Grant: Look, look, the story isn't that we found a nazi who's Jewish, that's for 'Believe it or Not'. We try to dig a little deeper in our part of the paper. The thing I wanna know is: what turned this Bar Mitzva boy into a nazi with a swastika on his arm?
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The biggest and baddest Nazi of them all
9 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

****SPOILERS**** Based on the true story of American Nazi Deputy Commander and former KKK honcho Dan Burros who upon being uncovered in an article by the NY Times of being Jewish ended up blowing his brains out while listening to a recording of Richard Wagrner's stirring and very pro-Nazi, before there were ever any Nazis, classical music. It's here that L.A Nazi Commander Donald Stryker, Peter Weller,tries to start up the now long defunct Nazi Party and plans to take over America in what he calls a non violent peoples revolution. The fact that Stryker's Nazi Party has about a dozen members doesn't seem to bother him in that, as he a proudly says, his hero Adolph Hitler started out with only 8 members in 1923 and in ten years was installed as Chanchlor of what was to be known as "Nazi Germany"!

It's news reporter Billie Newman, Linda Kelsey, who gets her boss newspaper editor Lou Grant,Edward Asner, to assign her to write an in dept article about Stryker's meteoric rise to the top of his profession as an American Nazi Commander and what were the reasons behind them. Digging deep into Stryker's past Billie not only finds out that his real name is Donald Sterner but he comes from an orthodox Jewish Family who have since disowned him! A very cooperative and full of himself Strykler at first goes along with Billie's attempt, in his mind , to glorify his actions as a man, in the true American way, who pulled himself up from his boot or jack boot straps and become a leader of, all 12 of them, men. It's when she laid the truth on Stryker about his true racial identity as being Jewish he suddenly became openly violent and threatening towards her.

****SPOILERS**** With the truth on his Jewish background about to hit the news stands Stryker in an attempt to for-stall it practically pleads with Billie's editor, who's office he crashed into, Lou Grant to keep the story from coming out only to get thrown out by Grant threatening to call the police on him. Back at his Nazi headquarters Stryker seeing that the end, in him being an American Nazi Commander, is but hours away takes the only way out to not only save himself from the humiliation of being exposed as being Jewish and kicked out of his beloved Nazi party by blowing, like Jewish American Nazi Commander Dan Burros did in real life, his brains out!

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