Lou Grant

1977, TV Show

Full Episodes(70)

Latest Episode: Hazard

Mar 24, 1980 Season 3 Episode 24 watch on (Paid)

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.

Physical

Mar 20, 1978 Season 1 Episode 22

Lou learns he has cancer and must undergo surgery.
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Poison

Mar 06, 1978 Season 1 Episode 21

Rossi's friend is killed and he may be next in line when he pursues a sensitive story involving a chemical plant allowing radiation leakage.
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Spies

Feb 27, 1978 Season 1 Episode 20

Lou defies a C.I.A. request to get a local espionage story.
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Scandal

Feb 13, 1978 Season 1 Episode 19

Rossi suspects the new, attractive woman reporter at the Tribune is getting information by sleeping with a powerful politician.
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Sect

Feb 06, 1978 Season 1 Episode 18

Lou is plunged into the world of the Hare Krishna movement when Tribune editor Charlie Hume fears his son is lost to the strange religion.
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Renewal

Jan 30, 1978 Season 1 Episode 17

A talented artist's faith in his friend, Lou, is tested when Lou fights to save his life's work from destruction.
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Hero

Jan 17, 1978 Season 1 Episode 16

As assassination attempt leads Lou on a search for a mysterious hero, and his feeling guilty for the personal tragedy that follows.
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Sports

Jan 10, 1978 Season 1 Episode 15

Lou incurs public outrage over the Tribune's coverage of a local college football cheating scandal.
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Airliner

Jan 03, 1978 Season 1 Episode 14

A jumbo jet is in trouble above Los Angeles and Lou's coverage of the story turns up a troubling piece of information: Charlie Hume's daughter is on board.
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Christmas

Dec 13, 1977 Season 1 Episode 13

Two Christmas stories backfire on Lou and the staff. Billie's moving story about a homeless family winds up with a surprising twist and, at the same time, Rossi's investigation of a respected politician unexpectedly breaks wide open.
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Takeover

Dec 06, 1977 Season 1 Episode 12

Lou and Charlie Hume face a difficult problem: how to tell their publisher that the new man in her life may be more interested in her paper than in romance. To add to their dilemma, Mrs. Pynchon's nephews are only too eager to throw their support to the publishing tycoon, who has a history of turning once fine newspapers into sensational tabloids.
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Housewarming

Nov 29, 1977 Season 1 Episode 11

A battered wife, frightened and unwilling, is the subject for Billie's series of articles on wife-beating. At a housewarming party given by Lou, Billie finds out that she could have researched part of her story right in the Tribune's city room.
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Psych-Out

Nov 22, 1977 Season 1 Episode 10

Lou fears that the pressure he's put on Rossi to get more involved in his stories has forced Rossi to take unnecessary risks while doing an in-depth feature on mental hospitals. At the same time, Lou is butting heads with the Tribune's lawyer over the paper's coverage of an obscenity trial.
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Judge

Nov 15, 1977 Season 1 Episode 9

A manslaughter case prompts Lou to observe the courtroom conduct of an elderly judge suspected of senility. When the Tribune editor has a bewildering firsthand confrontation with the judge, Lou orders a full scale investigation, questioning the man's mental competence.
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Scoop

Nov 08, 1977 Season 1 Episode 8

Rossi and Billie indulge in the fine art of scooping - one of the oldest and most tempting techniques in news reporting. Billie's prolonged effort to report a kidnapping story accurately causes her to miss a deadline; meanwhile, Rossi suffers the reverse humiliation when his speed exceeds his accuracy. Though both try to improve, Lou is still held responsible for both errors.
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Barrio

Nov 01, 1977 Season 1 Episode 7

Following up an apparent routing gang shooting in the barrio of East Los Angeles, Billie finds herself personally involved in the drama she is covering. Billie's curiosity to investigate the crime leads her and Lou to East Los Angeles where violence is often a way of life.
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Aftershock

Oct 25, 1977 Season 1 Episode 6

Lou becomes uncomfortably involved with a Tribune reporter's widow and can't find the guts to tell her to get lost. After experiencing his first tremblor from an earthquake, Lou can't react as casually as his co-workers; he sends Rossi to cover a story about cockroaches predicting earthquakes.
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Nazi

Oct 18, 1977 Season 1 Episode 5

Pursuing a story on American Nazis, Billie enters the Brown Shirt headquarters, uncovering shocking information. Members of an American Nazi party break up a Jewish demonstration, inspiring Billie to write an in-depth story on a racist organization.
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Henhouse

Oct 11, 1977 Season 1 Episode 4

Lou is shocked to find that the attractive woman he has been trying to meet is the rival editor from the "Today" section of the Tribune. Still the traditional newspaper man he was trained to be, Lou cannot adjust to the "Today" section (formerly the women's section) expending into different areas, especially his own. When a young woman reporter from "Today" stumbles upon a murder while on assignment, Lou orders her back to the office and sends his own reporter, Rossi, to cover the story. Resenting Lou's abrupt actions, the reporter's editor fights back, leading to a battle of the sexes.
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Hoax

Oct 04, 1977 Season 1 Episode 3

Lou's old newspaper pal, Jack Riley, offers Lou the chance to interview with a business tycoon who has been mysteriously missing. There is one problem: Riley is as notorious a con artist as he is renowned as a reporter.
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Hostages

Sep 27, 1977 Season 1 Episode 2

A young terrorist invades the Tribune, holding Rossi and other reporters hostage in the newsroom. Rossi covers a robbery-shooting in which a store owner has killed a young assailant. Rossi is kidnapped at gunpoint by a vengeful brother and ordered to rewrite the story, defending the dead youth.
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Cophouse

Sep 20, 1977 Season 1 Episode 1

After being fired as news director of a Minneapolis television station, Lou Grant heads to Los Angeles to find a new job. He looks up an old friend, Charlie Hume, managing editor of the Los Angeles Tribune, who suggests Grant take over the city desk on the newspaper. Lou accepts the challenge but is shocked to learn the final decision rests with the publisher, Margaret Pynchon. Mrs. Pynchon, a widow, is tough and stubborn like Grant and they clash at their first meeting. Nonetheless, she hires him. Grant wastes no time tackling his job in hopes of making the faltering Tribune the number one paper in Los Angeles. Joe Rossi, a young reporter, has discovered a secret police probe, investigating alleged sexual misconduct between police officers and a group of high school girls. Suspecting that George Driscoll, a middle-aged police beat reporter, is withholding information to protect friends, Rossi asks Grant for the assignment.
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