History Series / LouGrant

28th Mar '16 9:56:43 PM crl85
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* BookEnds: The opening titles, which begin with a bird in a tree, which is then cut down. And so, we see the process (though, not the ''whole'' process, mind you) of how trees are turned into newspapers. The titles end with one ''Los Angeles Tribune'' reader using a piece of the day's newspaper she just finished reading to line her bird's cage.

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* BookEnds: The opening titles, titles for the first season, which begin with a bird in a tree, which is then cut down. And so, we see the process (though, not the ''whole'' process, mind you) of how trees are turned into newspapers. The titles end with one ''Los Angeles Tribune'' reader using a piece of the day's newspaper she just finished reading to line her bird's cage.
28th Mar '16 1:07:39 AM crl85
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* BookEnds: The opening titles, which begin with a bird in a tree, which is then cut down. And so, we see the process (though, not the ''whole'' process, mind you) of how trees are turned into newspapers. The titles end with one ''Los Angeles Tribune'' reader using a piece of the day's newspaper he just finished reading to line his bird's cage.

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* BookEnds: The opening titles, which begin with a bird in a tree, which is then cut down. And so, we see the process (though, not the ''whole'' process, mind you) of how trees are turned into newspapers. The titles end with one ''Los Angeles Tribune'' reader using a piece of the day's newspaper he she just finished reading to line his her bird's cage.
28th Mar '16 1:04:36 AM crl85
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* BookEnds: The opening titles, which begin with a bird in a tree, which is then cut down. And so, begins the showing of the process of how trees are turned into newspapers. The titles end with one ''Los Angeles Tribune'' reader using a piece of the day's newspaper he just finished reading to line his bird's cage.

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* BookEnds: The opening titles, which begin with a bird in a tree, which is then cut down. And so, begins the showing of we see the process (though, not the ''whole'' process, mind you) of how trees are turned into newspapers. The titles end with one ''Los Angeles Tribune'' reader using a piece of the day's newspaper he just finished reading to line his bird's cage.
28th Mar '16 1:03:52 AM crl85
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* BookEnds: The opening titles, which begin with a bird in a tree, which is then cut down. And so, begins the showing of the process of how trees are turned into newspapers. The titles end with one ''Los Angeles Tribune'' reader using a piece of the day's newspaper he just finished reading to line his bird's cage.
1st Apr '15 5:27:54 PM MarkLungo
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This is an hour-long drama that was a spinoff of the comedy-drama ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow.'' Creator/EdwardAsner reprises his role of Lou Grant from there.

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This DramaticHourLong series is an hour-long drama that was a spinoff {{Spinoff}} of the comedy-drama {{Dramedy}} ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow.'' Creator/EdwardAsner reprises his role of Lou Grant from there.


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* SharpDressedMan: Allen Donovan.
1st Apr '15 5:10:17 PM glickmam
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This is an hour-long drama that was a spinoff of the comedy-drama ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow.'' EdAsner reprises his role of Lou Grant from there.

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This is an hour-long drama that was a spinoff of the comedy-drama ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow.'' EdAsner Creator/EdwardAsner reprises his role of Lou Grant from there.
1st Apr '15 5:07:31 PM glickmam
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After the GrandFinale of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow,'' Lou is now in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles working as the city editor for the fictional Los Angeles Tribune. He manages to keep his character, in both senses, for five seasons of this. The other regulars were general assignment reporters Joe Rossi (Robert Walden) and Billie Newman (Linda Kelsey)(Kelsey joined the show in the fourth episode, replacing Rebecca Balding, who had portrayed general assignment reporter Carla Mardigian); managing editor Charles Hume (Mason Adams), an old friend of Lou's who convinced him to move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles; assistant city editor Art Donovan (Jack Bannon); photographer Dennis Price (Daryl Anderson), usually referred to as "Animal," and the Tribune's widowed, patrician publisher Margaret Jones Pynchon (Nancy Marchand).

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After the GrandFinale of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow,'' Lou is now in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles working as the city editor for the fictional Los Angeles Tribune. He manages to keep his character, in both senses, for five seasons of this. The other regulars were general assignment reporters Joe Rossi (Robert Walden) and Billie Newman (Linda Kelsey)(Kelsey Kelsey) (Kelsey joined the show in the fourth episode, replacing Rebecca Balding, who had portrayed general assignment reporter Carla Mardigian); managing editor Charles Hume (Mason Adams), an old friend of Lou's who convinced him to move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles; assistant city editor Art Donovan (Jack Bannon); photographer Dennis Price (Daryl Anderson), usually referred to as "Animal," and the Tribune's widowed, patrician publisher publisher, Margaret Jones Pynchon (Nancy Marchand).
1st Apr '15 5:01:48 PM glickmam
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After the GrandFinale of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow,'' Lou is now in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles using his gruff managerial talents to manage a newspaper. He manages to keep his character, in both senses, for five seasons of this.

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After the GrandFinale of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow,'' Lou is now in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles using his gruff managerial talents to manage a newspaper. working as the city editor for the fictional Los Angeles Tribune. He manages to keep his character, in both senses, for five seasons of this.
this. The other regulars were general assignment reporters Joe Rossi (Robert Walden) and Billie Newman (Linda Kelsey)(Kelsey joined the show in the fourth episode, replacing Rebecca Balding, who had portrayed general assignment reporter Carla Mardigian); managing editor Charles Hume (Mason Adams), an old friend of Lou's who convinced him to move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles; assistant city editor Art Donovan (Jack Bannon); photographer Dennis Price (Daryl Anderson), usually referred to as "Animal," and the Tribune's widowed, patrician publisher Margaret Jones Pynchon (Nancy Marchand).



* TechnologyMarchesOn: Averted in one episode in which the computer-using City Room reporters make snide remarks about the one old timer who insists on using a typewriter... just before a city-wide power outage.
20th Mar '14 4:44:26 PM glickmam
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* HeyItsThatVoice: With a name like Mason Adams, you know it's Smuckers.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Lou Grant is one of the very few quality television series left that has yet to be released on DVD.



* PlayingAgainstType:
** The character of Lou Grant itself was built on comedy (from ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show''), but now was made serious. Ed Asner won critical acclaim for his interpretation of the character in both lights. (And yes, there were still plenty of lighter moments on the show.)
** Emilio Delgado, who concurrently played Luis on ''Series/SesameStreet'', had a recurring role as Rubin Castillo, the international editor. Although he is generally genial (albeit focused), it is the fact that he had a role on a primetime TV drama concurrently with his role on ''Sesame Street'' that makes the trope work here.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Despite having significant enough ratings in its last season to be renewed, Creator/{{CBS}} abruptly cancelled the show due to controversies created by Asner in using both the series and his presidency of the Screen Actors Guild as political soapboxes to protest the U.S. government's intervention in El Salvador.
16th Feb '14 12:09:02 PM m8e
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[[caption-width-right:350:Back row, left to right: Charlie Hume (Mason Adams), Margaret Pynchon (Nancy Marchand), Dennis "The Animal" Price (Daryl Anderson), Adam Wilson (Allen Williams), Art Donovan (Jack Bannon). Front row, left to right: Lou Grant (EdwardAsner), Joe Rossi (Robert Walden), Billie Newman (Linda Kelsey).]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Back row, left to right: Charlie Hume (Mason Adams), Margaret Pynchon (Nancy Marchand), Dennis "The Animal" Price (Daryl Anderson), (Creator/DarylAnderson), Adam Wilson (Allen Williams), (Creator/AllenWilliams), Art Donovan (Jack Bannon). (Creator/JackBannon). Front row, left to right: Lou Grant (EdwardAsner), (Creator/EdwardAsner), Joe Rossi (Robert Walden), (Creator/RobertWalden), Billie Newman (Linda Kelsey).(Creator/LindaKelsey).]]
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