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.