Lou Grant (1977–1982)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Drama


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The trials of a former television station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff.

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  • Edward Asner and Mason Adams in Lou Grant (1977)
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  • Edward Asner in Lou Grant (1977)
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Creators:

James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Gene Reynolds, Leon Tokatyan

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7 August 2010 | paulmccomas
10
| Simply the best
Judged by 1977-82 standards, this show was peerless.

Today, it's a bit "dated" in certain ways. But these elements actually make it a valuable portrait of its era.

Talented cast, right down the line. Terrific writing. Skillful, sensitive directing. Highly relevant. Courageous. And one of TV's all-time-best role models in the lead.

Every Emmy -- & there were MANY -- was fully deserved. Also the Peabody, the Humanitas, & all the other awards it won.

Each season was as strong as or stronger than its predecessor; this is one show that was NOT running out of steam.

In fact, during the Reagan Years, we needed it more than ever! (Would have loved to see its take on Iran-Contra.)

Shame on CBS for bowing to pressure because of Asner's politics and the show's oft-controversial scripts.

LOU still shines.

Waiting impatiently for (legal) DVD release!

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