Mary is nervous about an upcoming interview she has with newspaper columnist Mark Williams, who has asked her for the interview since she is sole female working in a position of authority in the newsroom. Her nerves are solely about representing herself and the newsroom well, until everyone tells her that he hates everything associated with television, and he uses his position primarily to increase his social standing. Because of Mark's reputation, Lou would rather Mary not do the interview, but feels it is too late for her to back out. And Ted, despite Mark's reputation, does whatever he can to make himself the focus of the article. Without yet having seen the printed article, Mary, who likes Mark as a person, agrees to go out with him. The article, which doesn't turn out quite the way she had hoped, may make her change her mind about the date, especially after an unexpected move by Mark which totally baffles her.