Lou Grant (1977–1982)
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Psych-Out 

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... See full summary »

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James Heiler (as Harry R. Townes)
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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. Written by Anonymous

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22 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Joe Rossi: [answering his phone in the middle of the night] Do you know what time it is? It's three in the morning. I wasn't sleeping because I can't sleep, but If I'd been sleeping, you would'a woke me up!
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Referenced in Lou Grant: Andrew: Part 1 (1979) See more »

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Good Rossi episode
6 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rossi finally gets an episode more or less to himself here. Goaded by Lou Grant for being to disconnected from his stories, Rossi checks himself into a mental health facility to find out how inmates are treated. He then discovers that it's a lot easier to check in than out.

Larry Hankin (who played Kramer in the "Jerry" pilot episode of "Seinfeld") has a fairly large role here. He plays one of the inmates who is too doped up to think clearly, but has some good insights into the lives of the inmates.

Another trivia bit: Rossi checks himself in as "Carl Woodward," an obvious tip of the hat to Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward ("All the President's Men").


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