Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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Mary threatens an old friend with revealing a secret when he decides to run for office.



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Brian Nordquist


In working on a story about the mob, Mary comes across some information about a friend, Congressman Brian Nordquist, who is up for reelection, the election in a few day's time. Mary's source told her that Brian's law school education fifteen years earlier was funded by the mob. If true, Brian would lose Mary's personal and political respect. Mary tells Lou of the news, the two who decide to confront Brian with the information so that he can at least defend himself against the allegations. Brian admits that the story is true, but that he accepted the money since he was poor and could not have gotten an education otherwise. He also states that he paid back the money and that even though the mob did ask for favors, he never granted any of them. Brian's explanation satisfies Mary, but Lou still wants to run the story. Feeling that the story would ruin the career of someone she respects, Mary gives Lou an ultimatum: pull the story or else she quits. Regardless of if Brian is telling the ... Written by Huggo

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21 February 1976 (USA)  »

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[Ted, still upset about Sue Ann's salary, confronts Lou]
Ted Baxter: Did you read the article? It says Sue Ann makes more money than I do.
Lou Grant: So what?
Ted Baxter: You lied, Lou! You went around telling everybody that I was the highest paid person here!
Lou Grant: No, Ted, no, you got it wrong. I said you're the most *overpaid* person here!
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Congressman Colonel Flagg
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Mary is doing a story on organized crime and reveals that an old friend, a Congressman, was given money by the mob fifteen years previously so he could go to college. Things get tough when Lou decides to run the story, even after the guy says he was young and gave the money back. The congressman is played by Edward Winter, who played the psychotic Colonel Flagg on MASH. The argument over the story causes Mary to quit in protest. The funniest part of the episode, however, is Ted's pleading to get a raise after he finds out that Su Ann Nivens is making more money than he is. There are a series of miscommunications along the way, and they provide the humor.

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