Lou Grant (season 3)

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Lou Grant (season 3)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original network CBS
Original release September 17, 1979 (1979-09-17) – March 24, 1980 (1980-03-24)
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List of Lou Grant episodes

This is a list of episodes for the third season of Lou Grant.


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
471"Cop"Roger YoungSeth FreemanSeptember 17, 1979 (1979-09-17)9504
Lou becomes suspicious when a patrol officer is assigned to investigate a murder that's happened on Lou's block, while the Tribune faces the ethics of naming five people who were killed in a fire at a gay bar.
482"Expose"Gene ReynoldsDavid LloydSeptember 24, 1979 (1979-09-24)9506
The Tribune's coverage of a politician's marriage problems is called into question when a magazine does a story about the Tribune newsroom.
493"Slammer"Alexander SingerJohnny DawkinsOctober 1, 1979 (1979-10-01)9501
Lou becomes an advisor to a group of prisoners trying to do a newspaper in the prison, while Mrs. Pynchon is called for jury duty.
504"Charlatan"Roger YoungMichael VittesOctober 15, 1979 (1979-10-15)9505
The Tribune's religious editor interferes with their investigation of possible financial misdeeds in a church, while Lou is summoned to testify on behalf of a pornographer trying to publish the identities of drug enforcement agents.
515"Frame-Up"Burt BrinckerhoffSteve KlineOctober 22, 1979 (1979-10-22)9507
Billie is set up after she exposes a manufacturing company's efforts to win government concessions.
526"Hype"Peter LevinMichele GalleryOctober 29, 1979 (1979-10-29)9503
Lou uncovers a scandal at a university where he volunteers as a subject in a medical study.
537"Gambling"Alexander SingerBud FreemanNovember 5, 1979 (1979-11-05)9510
The staff of the Tribune look at the world of gambling from different perspectives.
548"Witness"Peter LevinGary David GoldbergNovember 12, 1979 (1979-11-12)9502
Billie must go into protective custody when her investigation of a celebrity's murder leading to another celebrity makes her the best witness in the state.
559"Kidnap"Alan CookeBud FreemanNovember 26, 1979 (1979-11-26)9514
The Tribune investigates the disappearance of a chartered plane loaded with high-school athletes, while Mrs. Pynchon considers selling the paper again.
5610"Andrew: Part 1 - Premonition"Roger YoungSeth FreemanDecember 3, 1979 (1979-12-03)9508
Donovan's cousin Andrew is revealed to be seriously disturbed when he's released from a mental institute, leading Donovan and his aunt to worry about Andrew's perilous situation.
5711"Andrew: Part 2 - Trial"Peter LevinSeth FreemanDecember 10, 1979 (1979-12-10)9509
Donovan's cousin Andrew is tried for murdering a young woman, and Donovan fears that the Tribune's coverage the case might ruin Andrew's chances at freedom.
5812"Hollywood"Burt BrinckerhoffMichele GalleryDecember 17, 1979 (1979-12-17)9513
Lou uncovers a 30-year-old murder at a Hollywood nightclub, while Rossi tries to gain the confidence of the reclusive owner.
5913"Kids"Alexander SingerMichael Vittes & Shep GreeneDecember 24, 1979 (1979-12-24)9511
The staffers of the Tribune look for stories on children's issues.
6014"Brushfire"Donald A. BaerAllan Burns & Gene ReynoldsJanuary 7, 1980 (1980-01-07)9516
A brush fire in the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains affects some staffers of the Tribune personally.
6115"Indians"Ralph SenenskyApril SmithJanuary 14, 1980 (1980-01-14)9512
The Tribune focuses on American Indians facing various problems in Los Angeles.
6216"Cover-Up"Gerald MayerPaul EhrmannJanuary 21, 1980 (1980-01-21)9518
A teacher from a private school where Mrs. Pynchon serves on the board is wrongly accused of sexual misconduct with a student, while other wrong accusations thwart an investigation of corruption within the film industry.
6317"Inheritance"Roger YoungApril SmithJanuary 28, 1980 (1980-01-28)9519
As Billie wonders if her mother took a discredited hormone treatment, Rossi gets involved with an Armenian woman who was disinherited from her father's will because she married a Turk and her family still blames the Turks for committing genocide against the Armenians.
6418"Censored"Alexander SingerJoanne PagliaroFebruary 4, 1980 (1980-02-04)9516
Lou learns the source of widespread censorship and intimidation in a small town where Rossi investigates it, while the Tribune considers removing a controversial comic strip.
6519"Lou"Roger YoungMichele GalleryFebruary 11, 1980 (1980-02-11)9520
The staffers of the Tribune are concerned about Lou when he has a bad day.
6620"Blackout"Allen WilliamsSteve KlineFebruary 18, 1980 (1980-02-18)9521
The Tribune tries to get an issue out during a blackout in Los Angeles and Charlie offends the person most likely to help them.
6721"Dogs"Burt BrinckerhoffSeth FreemanMarch 3, 1980 (1980-03-03)9522
Rossi investigates a dog-fighting ring when he investigates the disappearance of Mrs. Pynchon's beloved Yorkie.
6822"Influence"Gene ReynoldsApril SmithMarch 10, 1980 (1980-03-10)9523
Mrs. Pynchon attends meetings of business insiders interested in an air project, while Adam's drinking problem worries everyone in the city room.
6923"Guns"Bob SweeneySeth FreemanMarch 17, 1980 (1980-03-17)9525
Lou is stunned that a man appreciated at McKenna's is accused of delivering stolen guns to terrorists in the Emerald Isle.
7024"Hazard"Burt BrinckerhoffMichele GalleryMarch 24, 1980 (1980-03-24)9524
Rossi thinks about paying off a source for an exclusive story about a company trying to ignore the safety failures of their cheap motorcycles.