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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Lou Grant' from 1970-1982:

1970-1982 Episode Guide for 'Lou Grant':

(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns.)

September 20, 1977: Cophouse
Season 1, episode 1
W: Leon Tokatyan   D: Gene Reynolds

With Peter Hobbs (George Driscoll), Norman Bartold (Commander Phillips), George Cooper (Deputy Chief), Paul Larson (Watch Commander), Wallace Rooney (Tim).
Series premiere. Lou is offered the chance to take over the city desk at a faltering newspaper, but is shocked to learn that the final decision rests with the publisher -- a woman!

September 27, 1977: Hostages
Season 1, episode 2
W: Seth Freeman   D: Charles S. Dubin

With John Rubinstein (Andrew Martin), Patrick Tovatt (Sgt. Pierce), Joyce Jillson (Cathy Anne Wills), Robert Phalen (Agee), Rachel Bard (Miss Apthorp).
A vengeful brother invades the Tribune to kidnap Rossi and force him into rewriting a robbery-shooting story defending the killed young assailant.

October 4, 1977: Hoax
Season 1, episode 3
W: Gordon Dawson   D: Jay Sandrich

With Eugene Roche (Jack Riley), Booth Colman (Mr. Curtis), Diana Douglas (Mrs. Cardell), Rod McCary (Ron Allen).
Veteran journalist Jack Riley convinces Lou and Rossi to go to Jamaica to find a missing Los Angeles industrialist who was thought to have been kidnapped.

October 11, 1977: Henhouse
Season 1, episode 4
W: Leonora Thuna   D: Richard Crenna

With Claudette Nevins (Irene Mott), Geoffrey Lewis (Sheriff), Patty Mattick (Cecile), David Starwalt (Mark).
Lou and the editor of the women's section of the paper engage in a turf war, as their respective reporters clash over whether the death of a prominent playwright is murder or suicide.

October 18, 1977: Nazi
Season 1, episode 5
W: Robert Schlitt   D: Alexander Singer

With Peter Weller (Donald Stryker), Brian Dennehy (Wilson), Janet Brandt (Mrs. Sturner), Jack A. Lukes (Sgt. Parisi), Lee Wallace (Kelso).
Pursuing a story on the American Nazis, Billie enters the Brown Shirt headquarters, uncovering shocking information.

October 25, 1977: Aftershock
Season 1, episode 6
W: Del Reisman   D: Jud Taylor

With Joyce Van Patten (Gloria), Betty Anne Rees (Laurette), Gary Pagett (Harding), Noble Willingham (Hotel Manager), Clyde Kusatsu (Ralph Tumora).
Lou becomes uncomfortably involved with a Tribune reporter's widow, and experiences his first earthquake.

November 1, 1977: Barrio
Season 1, episode 7
W: Seth Freeman   D: Mel Damski

With Guillermo San Juan (Henry), Phillip Antora (Pool Guard), Joe Santos (George Delgado), Kiki Quiralta (Amanda), Edward Gallardo (Claudio), Margarita Cordova (Erlinda Ramirez).
Reporter Billie Newman's curiosity to investigate a gang shooting in an East Los Angeles barrio leads her and Lou to an area where violence is often a way of life.

November 8, 1977: Scoop
Season 1, episode 8
W: Gene Kearney   D: Harry Falk

With Reni Santoni (Jim Keenan), Bill Beck (Photo Editor), Laurence Haddon (Foreign Editor), Michael Irving (Jayson), Vivian Brown (Waitress).
Billie and Rossi have problems trying to cover the news in a timely fashion. Billie keeps taking too long to verify her stories and misses deadlines, while Rossi keeps turning his in too soon and getting the facts wrong.

November 15, 1977: Judge
Season 1, episode 9
W: Leon Tokatyan   D: Irving J. Moore

With Barnard Hughes (Felix Ruthman), Phillip Pine (Lindsay), Joe Mantell (Simmons), Timothy Jerome (Murray).
An eccentric Superior Court judge presides over cases in a humorous, though sometimes deranged manner.

November 22, 1977: Psych-Out
Season 1, episode 10
W: Seth Freeman   D: Alexander Singer

With Phillip R. Allen (Sackler), Michael Irving (Jayson), Harry Townes (James Heiler), Ann Sweeney (Dorothy), Michael Zaslow (Doug).
Lou fears that the pressure he's put on reporter Joe Rossi to get more involved in his stories has forced Rossi to take unnecessary risks while doing an in-depth feature on mental hospitals.

November 29, 1977: Housewarming
Season 1, episode 11
W: Leonora Thuna   D: Mel Damski

With Julie Kavner (Alice), Fredi Olster (Dorothy), Janice Kent (Louise), Robert Rothwell (Sid Arby), Edward Winter (Roger).
The subject for Billie Newman's series of articles is a frightened and unwilling battered wife.

December 6, 1977: Takeover
Season 1, episode 12
W: Leon Tokatyan   D: Gene Reynolds

With Paul Kent (Matthews), John Anderson (Russell Grainger), Jerry Fogel (Freddie), Allen Williams (Wilson), William Bogert (Colin).
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.

December 13, 1977: Christmas
Season 1, episode 13
W: David Lloyd   D: James Burrows

With Verna Bloom (Emily), Tim O'Connor (Malcolm Findlay), Ben Hayes (Walter Harper), Carol O'Leary (Kay Findlay).
Billie's story of a homeless family elicits a public response; Lou seeks to punish Rossi for an unethical quote.

January 3, 1978: Airliner
Season 1, episode 14
W: Charles Einstein   D: Mel Damski

With Jack Grapes (Mel Brunner), Allan Miller (Hal Pearson), Lou Cutell (Haskins), Penny Santon (Aunt Rose).
A jumbo jet with faulty landing gear is is trouble over Los Angeles -- and Charlie Hume's daughter is aboard.

January 10, 1978: Sports
Season 1, episode 15
W: Bud Freeman   D: Harvey Laidman

With Sandy Kenyon (Eddie Talbert), Marneen Fields (Olga), Vaughn Armstrong (Rick Waterhouse), Mike Henry (Frank), David Ackroyd (Mike Kessler), Elizabeth Herbert (Ruth Eisle), Michael Morgan (Tom), Keene Curtis (Coach Diehl), John Randolph (Sid Locke).
Lou incurs public outrage over the Tribune's coverage of a local college football cheating scandal.

January 17, 1978: Hero
Season 1, episode 16
W: Seth Freeman   D: Mel Damski

With Marlene Warfield (Joanne Bartlett), Hazel Medina (Janey), Lola Mason (Ellen), Jim McMullan (William Danvers), Kerry Sherman (Barbara).
An ex-con who saves a judge's life blames a story about him -- and his past -- for the loss of his business and his fiancee.

January 30, 1978: Renewal
Season 1, episode 17
W: Ken Trevey   D: Gene Reynolds

With Robert Earl Jones (Earl Humphrey), Phillip R. Allen (Sackler), James Karen (Tyler Armitage).
The Trib hope to block the demolition of a newspaper vendor's apartment building, to save murals which he had painted in memory of his wife.

February 6, 1978: Sect
Season 1, episode 18
W: Michele Gallery   D: Alexander Singer

With Peggy McCay (Marion Hume), James Beach (Orrin Houston), William Boyett (Bill), Richard Erdman (Mal Cavanaugh), Melissa Newman (Kim).
Lou is plunged into the world of the Hare Krishna movement when Trib editor Charlie Hume fears his son is lost to the strange religion.

February 13, 1978: Scandal
Season 1, episode 19
W: Seth Freeman   D: Mel Damski

With Gail Strickland (Liz Harrison), James Olson (Corwin), Brian Farrell (Larry Kean), Paul Jenkins (Jack Efros), Virginia Bingham (Marsha).
Rossi suspects that a new female reporter on the Trib is getting her information from powerful political connections.

February 27, 1978: Spies
Season 1, episode 20
W: Leon Tokatyan   D: Charles S. Dubin

With Peter Hobbs (George Driscoll), Laurette Spang (Joanie Hume), Michael Strong (Sohner), Jean Allison (Mrs. Morrison).
Lou gets in hot water with the CIA after refusing to lay off an espionage story.

March 6, 1978: Poison
Season 1, episode 21
W: Michele Gallery   D: Gene Reynolds

With Guy Boyd (Sam Beecher), Jennifer Rhodes (Dr. Roberta Giani), Belinda Montgomery (Carol).
Rossi's friend is killed, and he may be next in line when the Trib reporter pursues a story involving a chemical plant with radiation leakage.

March 20, 1978: Physical
Season 1, episode 22
W: David Lloyd   D: Charles S. Dubin

With Fred Sadoff (Surgeon), Leonard Ross (Bill), Thomas Carter (Chris), Laird Stuart (Dr. Engle).
Lou finds out that he has cancer and must undergo surgery.

September 25, 1978: Pills
Season 2, episode 1
W: Michele Gallery   D: Jay Sandrich

With Steve Nevil (Peter Tomasso), Richard Bull (Dr. Bonham), Jean Rasey (Gerry), Dean Santoro (Walt Krasner), Joey Aresco (Arthur Locatelli).
Lou's attempt to expose a pill-pushing doctor ends up with Rossi in jail.

October 2, 1978: Prisoner
Season 2, episode 2
W: Seth Freeman   D: Gene Reynolds

With Silvana Gallardo (Amanda Baroja), Peggy McCay (Marian Hume), Frank Ramirez (Bazan), Jorge Cervera Jr. (Blanco), Enrique Novi (Flores).
Lou tries to find out why his friend and boss, Charlie Hume, behaves irrationally when the Trib runs an expose of political torture.

October 16, 1978: Hooker
Season 2, episode 3
W: Seth Freeman   D: Alexander Singer

With Michael Alldredge (Sgt. Roche), Dee Wallace (Patti), Paul Lambert (Congressman Phelps), Gail Edwards (Karen), Mary-Robin Redd (Ellen).
When reporter Billie Newman investigates the murder of a young hooker, she finds she must change many of her ideas about the world of prostitutes. Meanwhile, Lou's coverage of a congressman's campaign against pornography lands the Trib in deep trouble.

October 23, 1978: Mob
Season 2, episode 4
W: Leon Tokatyan   D: Corey Allen

With Nicholas Colasanto (Patsy Reese), Mary Ann Chinn (Charlene), Carmen Argenziano (Anthony Leone), Phillip Pine (Paul Thackery).
Lou and Rossi have trouble putting a big story together after seeing an old-time mobster at a posh resort.

October 30, 1978: Murder
Season 2, episode 5
W: Gary David Goldberg   D: Mel Damski

With Alan Fudge (Det. Collins), Jane Rose (Mrs. Walker), Ketty Lester (Sara Marshall), Thalmus Rasulala (Chandler), Ralph Wilcox (Mr. Thomas), Laird Stuart (Police Officer).
Billie finds that she is the only one who cares when a woman is killed in the ghetto.

November 6, 1978: Dying
Season 2, episode 6
W: Michele Gallery   D: Alexander Singer

With Geraldine Fitzgerald (Peggy Donovan), Larry Gates (Dr. Relph), Joan Hotchkis (Dr. Rita Chase), Stephen Johnson (Matt Calloway), Raleigh Bond (Arty Wilcox).
Art Donovan's anguish over his critically ill mother leads Lou to give Billie an unusual assignment.

November 20, 1978: Schools
Season 2, episode 7
W: Gary David Goldberg   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Lee Chamberlin (Jenny Davis), Kevin Hooks (Wesley), Lloyd Hollar (Neil Mahaffey), Justin Lord (Haskell Wynn), Jesse Jackson (Himself).
Lou learns how violence has become a fact of life for some through the efforts of the Rev. Jesse Jackson and a woman counselor in a ghetto high school.

November 27, 1978: Slaughter
Season 2, episode 8
W: Bud Freeman   D: Roger Young

With Stephen Elliot (Chip Murphy), Sandy McPeak (John Harper), Sally Kirkland (Dr. Peterson), Danny Goldman (Dr. Pober), Sybil Scotford (Lucy Harper).
Vacationing Lou uncovers a story which could tear a small town apart, and finds himself at odds with his old boss, the owner of the local newspaper.

December 4, 1978: Singles
Season 2, episode 9
W: Gina Frederica Goldman, Sally Robinson   D: Michael Zinberg

With Peter Donat (Michael Barton), Philip Charles MacKenzie (Philip).
An expert, hired to give the Trib a new image, orders the reluctant staff to plunge into computer dating.

December 11, 1978: Babies
Season 2, episode 10
W: David Lloyd   D: Alexander Singer

With Joseph Mascolo (McIntyre), John Carter (Dr. Davidson), Russell Johnson (Karlan), Judyann Elder (Mrs. Hatch).
Billie and Rossi pretend to be married to each other to investigate a black market baby scandal.

December 18, 1978: Conflict
Season 2, episode 11
W: Michele Gallery   D: Mel Damski

With Peggy McCay (Marion Hume), Norman Burton (Nash), Fred Holliday (Ferguson), Helen Kleeb (Mildred), Eve Roberts (Mary Alice Roper).
Mrs. Pynchon is infuriated when Rossi writes a derogatory piece about a charity with which she is involved.

January 1, 1979: Denial
Season 2, episode 12
W: Leonora Thuna   D: Charles S. Dubin

With Ann Sweeney (Ellen), Robert Pine (Burt), Fred Beir (Dr. Wyatt), Dennis Redfield (Kevin Marshall), Meeno Peluce (Nick).
Finding help for Lou's grandson's impending deafness is obstructed by Lou's daughter's refusal to acknowledge the problem. Meanwhile, after Rossi is thwarted in his efforts to get an exclusive story published, he commits an act Charlie and Lou regard as unthinkable.

January 8, 1979: Fire
Season 2, episode 13
W: Seth Freeman   D: Roger Young

With Tom Atkins (Frank Durning), Tom Bower (Lind), Ann Ryerson (Debbie Dexter), William Joyce (Fire Marshal), Ellen Blake (Emmaline).
Animal's apartment building becomes the next target of an arson ring that Lou is trying to get a story on.

January 15, 1979: Vet
Season 2, episode 14
W: Leon Tokatyan   D: Alexander Singer

With Lionel Smith (Sutton), George Pentecost (Dangler), Charlie Robinson (Don), John Wyler (Howard), B.J. Bartlett (Jack).
Animal's erratic behavior sets off a Trib inquiry into the plight of the all-but-forgotten Vietnam veteran.

January 22, 1979: Scam
Season 2, episode 15
W: Gary David Goldberg   D: Gerald Mayer

With Peggy McCay (Marion Hume), John Considine (David Milburn), J. Pat O'Malley (Patrick Terhune), Barney Phillips (Dr. Barnes), Booth Colman (Judge).
Lou uncovers a clever financial scheme run by a white-collar con artist, but has trouble convincing one victim -- Charlie Hume.

February 5, 1979: Sweep
Season 2, episode 16
W: Steve Kline   D: Charles S. Dubin

With Maureen McCormick (Tiffany), Rafael Campos (Jesus), Jonathan Banks (Cyrus), Cynthia Avila (Consuela), Maria Elena Cordero (Rosa).
Lou's favorite Mexican restaurant is raided by immigraiton authorities -- and the Trib uncovers a grim picture of what's happening to illegal aliens.

February 12, 1979: Samaritan
Season 2, episode 17
W: Eliot West   D: Paul Leaf

With Richard B. Shull (Jack Towne), Ben Piazza (Jim McCrea), Marcia Rodd (Nancy Rhoden), John Larch (Bill Bergin), Bill Watson (Newsome).
The Tribune and the whole city are set abuzz by the return of a psychopathic serial killer who was never captured.

February 19, 1979: Hit
Season 2, episode 18
W: Michele Gallery   D: Peter Levin

With Allyn Ann McLerie (Martha), Ed Harris (Warren), Ivan Bonar (Judge Cromwell), Michael Champion (Red), Paul Sorenson (McPhee).
Rossi's human interest story on a woman searching for the hit-and-run killer of her son leads to an unexpected payoff.

February 26, 1979: Home
Season 2, episode 19
W: Gary David Goldberg   D: Alexander Singer

With Jack Gilford (Fred Horton), Ed Grover (John Berrtram), Patricia Smith (Dr. Kalman), Lee Kessler (Leslie), Jessamine Milner (Mrs. Keaton).
Billie and Lou become involved in an expose of shoddy nursing home practices.

March 5, 1979: Convention
Season 2, episode 20
W: David Lloyd   D: Charles S. Dubin

With Kenneth McMillan (Jack. Riley), Ivor Francis (Mr. Nelson), Amanda McBroom (Lois Craig), Laurie Heineman (Sandra), Robert Rothwell (Hanlon).
The city room hears that a radical group is planning to kidnap a VIP from a convention attended by Lou and other Trib reporters.

March 19, 1979: Marathon
Season 2, episode 21
W: Gene Reynolds   D: Alexander Singer

With Peter Hobbs (George Driscoll), Michael Warren (Andrew Turner), John Petlock (Dreyfus), Emilio Delgado (Rubin Castillo), Rebecca Stanley (Moyers).
Lou tries to cope with an unusually busy day and his knowledge that a resentful Donovan has been offered a better job.

March 26, 1979: Bomb
Season 2, episode 22
W: Seth Freeman   D: Gene Reynolds

With Paul Kent (Roger Winant), Dinah Manoff (Joanie Hume), Joe Spano (Jack Ridgeway), Frank Marth (Robert Oguns), Norbert Weisser (Bovic).
A terrorist threatens to destroy the Trib building with a homemade atomic bomb.

April 2, 1979: Skids
Season 2, episode 23
W: Steve Kline   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Andrew Duggan (Doc), Al Ruscio (Carmine), Virginia Gregg (Dirty Donna), Scoey Mitchell (Minister), James Hong (Lee Wong).
While investigating a series of skid row murders, Lou discovers some interesting information about his former doctor and Rossi.

May 7, 1979: Loves
Season 2, episode 24
W: Michele Gallery   D: Roger Young

With Frances Lee McCain (Susan Sherman), Terri Nunn (Wendy), Devon Ericson (Cheryl), Craig Wasson (Aaron), Robert Costanzo (Tannenberg).
Billie gets involved with a story about a high-school girl intentionally trying to get pregnant as a means of gaining independence; meanwhile, Rossi covers a rock star being sued for "palimony" by a figure skater, and Lou and his girlfriend discuss moving in together.

September 17, 1979: Cop
Season 3, episode 1
W: Seth Freeman   D: Roger Young

With Michael Alldredge (Ted McPhee), Joe Penny (Mike Tynan), Edward Winter (Robert Dennahy), Maxine Kintner (Mariclare Costello), Ron Max (Tony Stiles).
Season premiere. While Lou is trying to tactfully report on a tragic fire at a gay bar, Rossi uncovers some disturbing facts about the police department's investigation of a murder case.

September 24, 1979: Expose
Season 3, episode 2
W: David Lloyd   D: Gene Reynolds

With William Schallert (Mark Worth), Louise Troy (Bonita Worth), Richard Brestoff (Mike Norvette), Julie Cobb (Barbara Benedict), Ivan Bonar (Foreign Editor).
The hard-drinking husband of a popular politician makes the headlines, as does the Trib itself when a resentful former reporter reveals personal information about the newsroom staff to a gossip magazine.

October 1, 1979: Slammer
Season 3, episode 3
W: Johnny Dawkins   D: Alexander Singer

With Kene Holliday (J.D.), Alan Fudge (David Goffman), J. Jay Saunders (Neil Turner), Robert Davi (Hector), Danny Glover (Leroy).
Lou learns that the journalism class he has agreed to speak in front of is made up of prison inmates angered by the shutdown of their paper.

October 15, 1979: Charlatan
Season 3, episode 4
W: Michael Vittes   D: Roger Young

With Meshach Taylor (Marcus Prescott), Ruth Silveira (Agnes Carson), Kenneth Tigar (Eugene Smithfield), John Carter (Dr. Bunning), Carmen Argenziano (Arnold Zinner).
Rossi angers the Trib's religion editor by profiling a man who posed nude on a church steeple, wihle a porno magazine editor abuses the concept of "freedom of the press".

October 22, 1979: Frame-Up
Season 3, episode 5
W: Steve Kline   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Paul Kent (Councilman Naughton), Stephen McHattie (Curtis Folger), Wendy Phillips (Nell Wheeler), Edward Marshall (Supervisor), Bill Smillie (Shirley Hagen).
Billie's story questioning the validity of a major company's clean-air standards opens the Trib to a costly lawsuit.

October 29, 1979: Hype
Season 3, episode 6
W: Michele Gallery   D: Peter Levin

With Harold Gould (Dr. Duncan), David Huffman (Daniel Todson), Craig Wasson (Michael Avenik), Silvana Gallardo (Rita Silvera), Paul Sparer (Damon Forrest).
Involved in the testing of a new drug at a well-respected medical research center, Lou learns about the intense demands placed upon the doctors by the institution's director.

November 5, 1979: Gambling
Season 3, episode 7
W: Bud Freeman   D: Alexander Singer

With Charles Lane (Mort Farber), Michael Shannon (Mac McIvor), Sandy Kenyon (Eddie Talbert), Alan Manson (Kingsley), John Karlen (Ken Navaretti).
While Lou is being urged to bet by a dedicated race track friend, Billie is lending money to a friend heavily in debt to bookmakers.

November 12, 1979: Witness
Season 3, episode 8
W: Gary David Goldberg   D: Peter Levin

With Peter Marshall (McQueen), Richard Jaeckel (Dan Staley), Charles Hallahan (Chet Wilke), Bartlett Robinson (Bauman), William Bryant (Robinson).
Billie finds herself in the protective custody of a chauvinist policeman because of what she knows in a case involving a popular game-show host.

November 26, 1979: Kidnap
Season 3, episode 9
W: Bud Freeman   D: Alan Cooke

With Parley Baer (Sheriff Burkhardt), Jonathan Banks (Clay Starkes), Jordan Rhodes (Schultz), Stanley Kamel (Marty Niles), Virginia Bingham (Patty Starkes).
While Billie and Rossi are fighting over the rights to a big story, a rumor that the Trib is being sold circulates through the city room.

December 3, 1979: Andrew, Part 1: Premonition
Season 3, episode 10
W: Seth Freeman   D: Roger Young

With Bruce Davison (Andrew Raines), Barbara Barrie (Edna Raines), Joan Hotchkis (Dr. Teresa Myrdal), Nita Talbot (Lana Barkley), Ellen Regan (Terry Mills).
The mother of Donovan's cousin Andrew, a mental patient, warns Donovan that her son is about to explode but nobody knows how to prevent it.

December 10, 1979: Andrew, Part 2: Trial
Season 3, episode 11
W: Seth Freeman   D: Peter Levin

With Bruce Davison (Andrew Raines), Barbara Barrie (Edna Raines), Joan Hotchkis (Dr. Teresa Myrdal), Charles Aidman (Davis Mendelsohn), Michael McGuire (Bradley Gordon), Pat Corley (Judge).
The Trib staff feels the strain when Donovan's cousin is put on trial for murder.

December 17, 1979: Hollywood
Season 3, episode 12
W: Michele Gallery   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With George Chandler (Caretaker), Laraine Day (Lauren Sinclair), Howard Duff (Wild Man Moran), Nina Foch (Mrs. Polk), Margaret Hamilton (Thea Taft).
Lou's fascination with a female recluse leads him to put his staff on the trail of a long-unsolved murder from Hollywood's golden era.

December 24, 1979: Kids
Season 3, episode 13
W: Michael Vittes, Shep Greene   D: Alexander Singer

With Matthew Labyorteaux (Mark Donner), Nicholas Pryor (Al Mitchell), Melinda Cordell (Helen Mitchell), Jenny Sullivan (Meg Donner), Elizabeth Bliss (Carly Mitchell), Michael J. Fox (Paul Stone), Peggy Ann Garner (Dixie Collins).
While Rossi is doing a story on a child television star, Lou tries to help a neglected young boy and Billie investigates childrens' rights.

January 7, 1980: Brushfire
Season 3, episode 14
W: Allan Burns, Gene Reynolds   D: Donald Baer

With Peggy McCay (Marian Hume), Marshall Thompson (Paul Newman), Jeff Corey (Mr. Bergman), Brian Farrell (Sweeney), Tony Perez (Ramirez), William Joyce (Fire Chief), Michelle Downey (Jody).
A brush fire, raging out of control, figures in the troubled marriage of Charlie Hume and turns Mrs. Pynchon into an on-the-scene reporter.

January 14, 1980: Indians
Season 3, episode 15
W: April Smith   D: Ralph Senensky

With David Yanez (Raymond White), Ned Romero (Howard Sweetwater), Julie Carmen (Teresa Davis), Ray Tracey (Gordon Davis), Tom Rosqui (Sam Duryea), Alex Kubik (Ken Marks).
The Trib's research on urbanized American Indians gains insight when Animal befriends a runaway from a boarding school.

January 21, 1980: Cover-Up
Season 3, episode 16
W: Paul Laurence   D: Gerald Mayer

With Andrew Rubin (Jeff Lindsey), David Hollander (Bryan Furniss), Edward Power (Alex Brubaker), Ross Bickell (Les Furniss), William Jordan (Danzinger), Ann Sweeny (Beth Furniss), Booth Colman (Mr. McClintock), Viola Harris (Grace Bernard).
When a well-liked teacher at a private school is accused of molesting a child in his class, Mrs. Pynchon feels that he is not getting a fair trial.

January 28, 1980: Inheritance
Season 3, episode 17
W: April Smith   D: Roger Young

With Allyn Ann McLerie (Betty Newman), Marshall Thompson (Paul Newman), Sands Hall (Jessica Downey), Carol Bagdasarian (Sarah Hartounian), Buck Kartalian (Leon Hartounian), Keene Curtis (Doctor), Arthur Space (Dr. Bradley), Madga Harout (Lavenia Hartounian).
As Billie investigates claims that drug companies manufactured a drug that caused cancer, she finds out that her mother may have taken that drug several years ago.

February 4, 1980: Censored
Season 3, episode 18
W: Joanne Pagliaro   D: Alexander Singer

With Richard Dysart (Mitchell Webster), Laurie Heineman (Marilyn Keefer), Paul Lambert (Senator Fleming), Dan Spector (Ernie Rasmussen), James Gallery (Hank Selby), Pat Finley (Mrs. Wilke), Vernon Weddle (Bob Rosko), Karen Ingenthron (Irene Teel).
The Trib finds itself on both sides of the censorship issue when it considers dropping a controversial comic strip and Rossi is sent to a local farm community to cover book burnings.

February 11, 1980: Lou
Season 3, episode 19
W: Michele Gallery   D: Roger Young

With Richard B. Shull (Jack Towne), Elta Blake (Regina Kelly), Michael Bond (Sam Huntington), Ray Oliver (Wayne Burroughs), Rae Dawn Chong (Adrienne), Daniel Chodos (Jayson), Barbara Jane Edelman (Linda).
The pressure piles up on Lou as he tries to handle crank calls, libel problems and a feuding staff, causing concern for his health among his co-workers.

February 18, 1980: Blackout
Season 3, episode 20
W: Steve Kline   D: Allen Williams

With Richard Evans (Walker), Margie Impert (March), Stanley Grover (Jarret Longworth), Paul Jenkins (Kirby), Walter Brooke (Reggie Washburn), Lawrence Cook (Sgt. Williams), Ray Oliver (Burroughs).
The paper's long standing streak of having a daily newspaper published is threatened by a blackout caused by an earthquake, leaving no way to print the story of widespread vandalism that is occurring throughout the area.

March 3, 1980: Dogs
Season 3, episode 21
W: Seth Freeman   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Geoffrey Lewis (Jim Lawrence), Alan Vint (Len Huskie), Michael Jeter (Max Galt), Eric Server (Sgt. Oguns), Pat Corley (Organizer), Sam Edwards (John Gill), Read Morgan (Field Costello), Grant Owens (Ken Fuller).
The disappearance of Mrs. Pynchon's dog leads Rossi to the discovery of an underground dog-fighting ring.

March 10, 1980: Influence
Season 3, episode 22
W: April Smith   D: Gene Reynolds

With Sheila Larken (Rosalie Wilson), Bartlett Robinson (Dutch Van Deusen), Al Ruscio (Carmine Rossi), Fred Beir (Gig Montgomery), James Whitmore Jr. (Nick Boyer), Ivan Bonar (Foreign Editor), Michael Irving (Jayson).
Mrs. Pynchon listens to influence peddlers seeking her support for an airport project; Lou becomes aware that Adam has a drinking problem.

March 17, 1980: Guns
Season 3, episode 23
W: Seth Freeman   D: Bob Sweeney

With Michael Alldredge (Lt. McPhee), Rue McClanahan (Maggie McKenna), Redmond Gleeson (Francie Fitzgerald), Jack Dodson (Walter Parrott), Deirdre Lenihan (Deirdre), John Considine (Cary Doherty), Kate Zentall (Fiona), Kenneth O'Brien (Mick).
While the paper investigates a story on stolen guns, Lou himself becomes the victim of an Irish gun dealer who steals his identity to obtain weapons.

March 24, 1980: Hazard
Season 3, episode 24
W: Michele Gallery   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Tom Rosqui (Kramer), Phillip R. Allen (David Marcus), Ed Harris (Rick Reiner), Clete Keith (Kid), Edward Bell (Talbot), Elizabeth Berger (Mary Gianni), Carl Lumbly (Beutel), Barbara Jane Edelman (Betty Gurlan).
In an example of "checkbook journalism", Rossi can't get the facts about a dangerous scandal involving motorbikes unless he pays his informant.

September 22, 1980: Nightside
Season 4, episode 1
W: Michele Gallery   D: Gene Reynolds

With Richard Erdman (Hal Hennecker), David Paymer (Roy), Millie Slavin (Corinne), Charles Bloom (Scotty), Alexandra Johnson (Kim), John Furey (Geoffrey McAdams), Robert Rockwell (Monty).
Lou decides to work a double shift and has an eye-opening encounter with the eccentric night staff of the Tribune.

September 29, 1980: Harassment
Season 4, episode 2
W: April Smith   D: Roger Young

With David Spielberg (Lloyd Bracken), Lynn Carlin (Catherine Marks), Marilyn Jones (Karen), Michael Talbott (Warren), Candy Ann Brown (Yvette), Brenda Hillhouse (Lorraine).
When the paper decides to do a story on sexual harassment in the workplace, Billie finds that harassment is prevalent at the Tribune and uses that as the angle for her story.

October 27, 1980: Pack
Season 4, episode 3
W: Steve Kline   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Eileen Heckart (Flo Meredith), Ed Nelson (Jim Carlisle), John Hillerman (Sturbridge), James Callahan (Stephens), Ivor Francis (Haywood), Joe Regalbuto (Benson), Jorge Cervera Jr. (Sheriff Nunez), Buck Young (Mayor).
Billie tours with a senatorial candidate to conduct an investigation, and finds that the politics of the press corps is the toughest part of the assignment.

November 17, 1980: Sting
Season 4, episode 4
W: Patt Shea, Harriett Weiss   D: Peter Levin

With Peggy McCay (Marian Hume), Michael Alldredge (Lt. McPhee), Larry Linville (Thatcher), John Considine (Garvey), Cliff Norton (Herb Bronner), Mo Malone (Miss Wiles), Jacquelyn Hyde (Mrs. Lacy).
The Humes rent their house to a strange-acting couple who, it turns out, have extraordinary plans for the residence.

November 24, 1980: Goop
Season 4, episode 5
W: Seth Freeman   D: Alexander Singer

With Parley Baer (Haggerty), Dominique Dunne (Teri Wilk), Alex Henteloff (Marvin Galosh), Jordan Rhodes (Lester Fields), Med Flory (Doug Traynor), Vernon Weddle (Ragsdale), Terence McGovern (Larry Riesen).
Charlie and Mrs. Pynchon are worried about misrepresentation when Billie poses as a employee at a chemical company to expose their dumping of hazardous materials.

December 8, 1980: Libel
Season 4, episode 6
W: William Hopkins   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Robin Gammell (Howard Gunther), Alan Oppenheimer (George Lester), Marie Windsor (Janet Hart), Bernard Fox (Clive Whitcomb), Dean Santoro (Marvin Hartley), James Van Patten (Daniels), Logan Ramsey (Jerry Hollister), Irena Ferris (Monica Daniels).
Lou gets into hot water when the Tribune is sued for libel after printing a scathing story on a scandal-sheet supermarket tabloid.

December 15, 1980: Streets
Season 4, episode 7
W: Don Baer   D: Bud Freeman

With Carl Franklin (Milt Carmichael), Mark James (Eddie), Larry B. Scott (Oscar), Beverly Todd (Gloria), Lawrence Cook (Lt. Hughes), Veronica Redd (Mary), Ruth Silveira (Mrs. Stuart), Esther Sutherland (Etta).
Rossi's overbearing manner causes a clash with a black reporter when they are assigned to investigate the controversial police killing of a drug dealer who had earlier killed a cop.

January 5, 1981: Catch
Season 4, episode 8
W: Michele Gallery   D: Roger Young

With Cliff Potts (Ted McCovey), Jordan Charney (Karl Buckner), Robert Hirschfeld (Vern Eggly), Eve McVeagh (Claire), Erin Donovan (Laurel Gough).
Billie has trouble separating business from pleasure after she interviews a professional baseball player and falls in love with him.

January 12, 1981: Rape
Season 4, episode 9
W: Seth Freeman   D: Alexander Singer

With Lynne Moody (Sharon McNeil), Linda Carlson (Carol), Julia Duffy (Charlene), Macon McCalman (Kibbee), Jonathan Banks (Intruder), Kurtwood Smith (DeGaetano), Maggie Gwinn (Nurse O'Brien).
Lou and Rossi try to offer comfort to a staff reporter who returns to work the day after she is robbed and raped.

January 19, 1981: Boomerang
Season 4, episode 10
W: Steve Kline   D: Alexander Singer

With Michael Constantine (Sidney Kovac), Roger Newman (Hollingsworth), Drew Snyder (Kirkwood), Charles Parks (Loggins), Emilio Delgado (Rubin Castillo), Booth Colman (Dr. Prentiss), Laurence Haddon (McGrath), Barbara Beckley (Dr. Pratt).
The Trib staff and a visiting reporter tackle a story on the illegal sales of dangerous goods to the U.S.; Lou finds his authority and ego undermined by the reporter, an old friend.

January 26, 1981: Generations
Season 4, episode 11
W: Johnny Dawkins   D: Harvey Laidman

With Peggy McCay (Marian Hume), Arthur Space (Harvey), Charles Lane (Rupert Hume), Whitman Mayo (Fred Jenkins), Shirley Jo Finney (Donna), Matthew Broderick (Mike), Ken Sansom (Mr. Nelson), David Baron (Tony).
Charlie allows his father to move in after he is arrested for shoplifting; Lou tries to help an elderly neighbor who is being harrassed by a gang of kids.

February 9, 1981: Search
Season 4, episode 12
W: Everett Greenbaum, Elliott Reid   D: Allen Williams

With Alley Mills (Lisa Carruthers), Millie Slavin (Corinne), Carolyn Coates (Margaret), Juliana McCarthy (Augusta), Antony Ponzini (Mario), Katherine Massey (Bess), Robert Casper (Gossage), Juliaan McCarthy (Augusta), Jane Atkins (Suzanna).
Lou fears a possible letdown when the staff use their connections to try to help a reporter find her biological parents; a glowing review on Lou's favorite restaurant makes it harder for him to get a table.

February 16, 1981: Strike
Season 4, episode 13
W: April Smith   D: Gene Reynolds

With Nancy Malone (Ivy Norris), Tom Atkins (Jim Bronsky), Bruce Kirby (Gus Murray), Ray Wise (Bart Franklin), Phillip Pine (George MacManus), John Petlock (Ned Rice), Ray Oliver (Burroughs).
When the Tribune is hit by a worker's strike, Lou sides with management but is sympathetic toward the union.

February 23, 1981: Survival
Season 4, episode 14
W: April Smith   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Keene Curtis (Wild Bill), Ed Harris (Ralph Cooper), Doreen Lang (Henrietta), Ray Oliver (Burroughs), Barbara Jane Edelman (Linda), Buck Young (Morton Leonard), Eric Server (Dave Montemarano).
A run-in with gun-toting children puts Rossi on a story about survivalists, which coincides with a severe storm that leaves Rossi and Lou immobilized.

March 9, 1981: Venice
Season 4, episode 15
W: Patt Shea, Harriett Weiss   D: Paul Stanley

With James Callahan (John Becker), Frank Aletter (David Ellison), Colby Chester (Jim Bishop), Elizabeth Halliday (Carol Bishop), Claire Malis (Helen), Terence McGovern (Frank Harris), Trinidad Silva (Gang Leader).
Animal becomes obsessed with finding out why a pretty young woman with a bright future would commit suicide; someone tries to extort money from the Tribune by threatening to publish the newspaper's salary list.

March 16, 1981: Campesinos
Season 4, episode 16
W: Michael Vittes   D: Peter Levin

With James Victor (Tommy Hernandez), William Lucking (Paul Geyer), Jeff Corey (Hugh Holstrom), Pepe Serna (Frank Garcia), Emilio Delgado (Rubin Castillo), Ted Gehring (Fisher), Buck Kartalian (Red Borota), Robert Rothwell (Deputy).
Rossi is asked to cover a migrant workers strike in California's Central Valley and gets so involved he ends up in jail with them. The fight between the two faction leaders becomes personal as more Tribune reporters gather at the location.

March 23, 1981: Business
Season 4, episode 17
W: Steve Kline   D: Alan Cooke

With Paul Kent (Glen Maris), Edward Winter (Russell Davidson), David Spielberg (Rick Havens), Richard Erdman (Hal Hennecker), Philip Abbott (Lester Sorenson), Kenneth Tigar (Gary Hall), Austin Stoker (Lt. Richardson), David Bowman (Kirkland).
The Trib wages a war of words with a firm that refuses to be candid about its financial situation; Lou goes on the defensive when the Trib is accused of being anti-business in its coverage of a factory fire -- while ignoring labor problems of its own.

April 6, 1981: Violence
Season 4, episode 18
W: Johnny Dawkins   D: Georg Stanford Brown

With Fred Williamson (Crusher Carter), Tyne Daly (Melissa Cummings), Fred Dryer (Mike Hauser), Chick Hearn (Clarence Harvey), Fay Hauser (Jacquie Templeton), Michael Fairman (Doctor), John Crawford (Martin Loper), Jim Boeke (Phil Oszlevski).
Rossi does a story on a controversial football player whose brutal hit left an opposing player paralyzed; Lou starts a relationship with a film critic.

April 13, 1981: Depression
Season 4, episode 19
W: Gene Reynolds   D: Peter Levin

With Peter Hobbs (George Driscoll), James Sloyan (Hank Dougherty), Priscilla Pointer (Elizabeth Driscoll), Sands Hall (Amanda Driscoll), Ivan Bonar (Ted Schlosser), Jonathan Estrin (Dr. Schulman), Bart Burns (Forbes).
When a veteran reporter attempts suicide, Lou tries to help him by reuniting him with his family; Charlie is upset that Mrs. Pynchon overlooked him for a newly created position.

May 4, 1981: Stroke
Season 4, episode 20
W: April Smith   D: Roger Young

With Alan Fudge (Fred Hill), Philip R. Allen (Marvin Hartley), Jim Antonio (Professor Williams), Paul Sparer (Dr. Goren), Harris Kal (Rick Henshaw), Stanley Kamel (Dr. Weyland), Pat Finley (Lilly), Susan McClung (Judy Crane), Victoria Johnson (Dana Ingram).
Mrs. Pynchon suffers a stroke and, as she lies near death, the Trib's editors get into a fight with her money-hungry nephew over control of the newspaper.

November 2, 1981: Wedding
Season 5, episode 1
W: Seth Freeman   D: Alexander Singer

With Cliff Potts (Ted McCovey), Parley Baer (Carlton Stiefel), Barbara Dirickson (Janie), Arthur Rosenberg (Chetwynd), Michael Griswold (Tyler), Joseph Rassulo (Lvoff), Joshua Gallegos (Rodriguez), Art Kimbro (Speakes).
Billie gets a marriage proposal from Baseball scout Ted McCovey; Lou meets with his youngest daughter Janie, who feels he's always neglected her for work.

November 9, 1981: Execution
Season 5, episode 2
W: April Smith   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Terri Nunn (Kitty Larsen), Christopher Cazenove (Peter Witter), George Wyner (Jeff Benedict), Mariclare Costello (Louise Larsen), Sharon Spelman (Jeanette Pepper), William Phipps (Spence), Kres Mersky (Lee).
Rossi interviews a woman who is on death row -- for killing a Tribune reporter while committing an armed robbery -- about her refusal to appeal her death sentence.

November 16, 1981: Reckless
Season 5, episode 3
W: Steve Kline   D: Alexander Singer

With Michael McGuire (Roger Sandler), William Schilling (Bob Jurgenson), Michael Tucci (Marvin), Chip Lucia (Cop), Milt Kogan (McElwain), Mary Betten (Mrs. Brown), Ed Griffith (Richards).
Charlie sets up a controversial tip hotline for the Trib; Lou is arrested for driving under the influence. His sentence includes attending a group meeting which culminates in a drunk driving test.

November 23, 1981: Hometown
Season 5, episode 4
W: Michele Gallery   D: Gene Reynolds

With Robert Prosky (Paul Policzinski), Georgann Johnson (Carol Kuzik), Kenneth Kimmins (Howard Cutler), Anthony Costello (Tim Switzer), Sandy Ward (Skip Rogers), Thom Bray (Len Holland), Stacy Keach Sr. (Hap Constable), Hal Landon Jr. (Frank Blankenship).
When Lou goes back home to settle his aunt's estate, he meets an old flame and gets his first story assignment in years from Charlie.

November 30, 1981: Risk
Season 5, episode 5
W: Seth Freeman   D: Allen Williams

With Michael Alldredge (Lt. McPhee), Lynne Moody (Sharon McNeil), J. Jay Saunders (Frederick Gibbs), Kario Salem (Mike Schrader), Sandy Martin (Gloria), Ken Smolka (Larry Hockney), Kate Zentall (Maggie Stayskall), Lance Guest (Lance).
Sharon McNeil gets a story about child pornography by promising not to reveal the names of her source -- a promise her superiors at the Trib and the L.A. police department soon want her to break.

December 7, 1981: Doublecross
Season 5, episode 6
W: Michele Gallery   D: Roger Young

With Lin McCarthy (Alex Matheson Sr.), Nigel Bullard (Michael Shepherd), Jeff Lester (Alex Matheson Jr.), Barbara Cason (Jinx Matheson), Peter Fox (Ed Matheson), Roger Kern (Brad Matheson), Lynne Thigpen (Mrs. Dupree), Lou Fant (Von Houser).
A bitter feud, family secrets and a gem-studded golden cross -- which Billie learns is a fake -- emerge when a time capsule from a demolished building is opened.

December 14, 1981: Drifters
Season 5, episode 7
W: Bud Freeman   D: Peter Levin

With Peggy McCay (Marian Hume), W.K. Stratton (Scott Hume), Tom Atkins (Dr. Sorenson), Conchata Ferrell (Myra Wexler), James Callahan (Steve Hume), Bruce Gray (Professor Kreiger), Emilio Delgado (Castillo).
Charlie's nephew comes to stay with him and turns out to have a mental condition, but refuses to take his medication; the staff is busy tracking a bear which escaped from the zoo.

December 28, 1981: Friends
Season 5, episode 8
W: Seth Freeman   D: Seth Freeman

With Paul Kent (Ralph Shillitoe), Larry Breeding (Burt Cary), Dick Anthony Williams (Tyler Humphries), Logan Ramsey (Jerry Hollister), Murphy Dunne (Price Townsend), Jill Jaress (Bella), Jennifer Holmes (Noelle Kilmer).
Tests of friendship emerge from Rossi's relationship with a old buddy who is running for public office, and an altercation involving Donovan and a reporter.

January 4, 1982: Jazz
Season 5, episode 9
W: Rogers Turrentine   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Todd Susman (Jed Crosley), Richard Erdman (Gary Banks), Joe Williams (Sonny Goodman), Med Flory (Ron Rickell), Louis Bellson (Johnny Albert), Ray Brown (Cliff Richardson), Danny Wells (Vince).
Rossi runs into a bass player that used to be in the famous Sonny Goodwin Quartet and sets about reuniting the four of them, while Lou tries to cope with the unexpected breakup of a team of reporters.

January 11, 1982: Ghosts
Season 5, episode 10
W: April Smith   D: Roger Young

With Jacqueline Brookes (Dr. Haas), Milton Selzer (Claude Cunningham), Penelope Windust (Josephine Bowers), Lionel Smith (Sgt. Roche), Peter Maloney (Alex Conrad), Paul Comi (Howard Kraft), Pat Finley (Constance Kraft), Ellen Blake (Rose Racine).
Billie investigates the death of a woman in a house that is said to be haunted, and has a brush with the supernatural.

January 25, 1982: Cameras
Season 5, episode 11
W: David Lloyd   D: Peter Levin

With Marcia Rodd (Vivian Hamlin), Jack Collins (Judge Strohmeyer), Robin Rose (Peggy Daye), Kenneth Tigar (Defense Attorney), Corinne Camacho (Prosecutor), Vincent Caristi (Angelo), Emilio Delgado (Castillo).
A story about a robbery and kidnapping assays the influence of live-TV coverage on volatile situations and trials when an angry mother claims that her son was damaged by newspaper coverage of the case.

February 8, 1982: Review
Season 5, episode 12
W: Jeffrey Lane   D: Nell Cox

With Margaret Hamilton (Thea Taft), Karen Carlson (Meredith Hall-Sutton), Diana Douglas (Carole Fuller), Don Plumley (Frank Laven), Yolanda Marquez (Amalia Castillo), James Hardie (Steve), Emilio Delgado (Rubin Castillo).
Charlie becomes a member of a news council and finds one member who seems to have a grudge against him and the Tribune.

February 15, 1982: Immigrants
Season 5, episode 13
W: Steve Kline   D: Alexander Singer

With Raleigh Bond (Cy Wood), John Carter (Gunther Larson), Kieu Chinh (Anh), Doan Chau Mau (Col. Eyen Van Long), J.D. Hall (Norman Diggs), Le Tuan (Lee Van Tam), Gregory Sierra (Hector), Antony Ponzini (Officer Polazzio).
The Tribune hires an old acquaintance of Animal's from Vietnam but his domestic troubles interfere with his work; Lou tries to get out of meeting visiting relatives.

March 1, 1982: Hunger
Season 5, episode 14
W: Gene Reynolds   D: Peter Levin

With Uta Hagen (Sister Louise Frawley), Tonyo Melendez (Juan), Ivan Bonar (Phil Springerman), Alan Haufrect (Chope), Stanley Grover (Charles Keefer), Barbara Jane Edelman (Linda), Georgia Schmitt (Mrs. McLean).
Rossi writes a story about a nun who operates a soup kitchen and a meal service for shut-ins. But when he wants to expand his investigation to the problem of hunger in a Central American nation, the Tribune editors tell him that the story isn't worth the time it would take.

March 8, 1982: Recovery
Season 5, episode 15
W: Michele Gallery   D: Roger Young

With Clint Howard (Jerry Kovacovich), Pat Morita (Ike Tatsumi), Lee McDonald (Leland Willoughby), Arthur Taxier (Dale Tollifer), Clyde Kusatsu (Ken Watanabe), Eunice Christopher (Iris Rooney).
Charlie worries about Mrs. Pynchon's recovery after her stroke; Rossi delves into the archives to find evidence of profits made from land that Japanese-Americans were forced to sell right after Pearl Harbor.

March 22, 1982: Obituary
Season 5, episode 16
W: April Smith   D: Paul Stanley

With Michael Bond (Keith Wilbert), Simon Oakland (Col. Taylor), William Jordan (Ben Pomeroy), Barney Phillips (Jerry Ellison), Rae Allen (Helen Patterson), Peter Michael Goetz (Bob O'Brien).
Billie is called back to the office just before boarding a plane; the plane later crashes, killing all aboard.

April 5, 1982: Blacklist
Season 5, episode 17
W: Seth Freeman   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Freddye Chapman (Abby McCann), William Schallert (Frank Obler), Graham Brown (Price McCann), Jeff Corey (Larry Hill), Rick Lenz (Sam Valentine), Helen Stenborg (Dotty Hill), Sam Weisman (Mike Pearson).
Rossi researches a story about a scientist who was blacklisted, and learns his girlfriend's father suffered the same fate; Mrs. Pynchon deals with pressure against a straight-talking sex column.

April 12, 1982: Law
Season 5, episode 18
W: Steve Kline   D: Burt Brinckerhoff

With Charles Cioffi (Councilman Garbers), Harold J. Stone (Fred Gruber), Charles Hallahan (Chuck), Mary Louise Wilson (Elvira Wissler), Bartlett Robinson (Jacob Bauman), Sally Kirkland (Vicky Doppler), James Canning (Kenneth Price).
Lou's kitchen sink is ruined by a plumber; Billie covers some people who are protesting against a local politician -- a group which is subsequently sued by the object of their scorn, using one of Animal's photographs of the protest as evidence.

April 19, 1982: Fireworks
Season 5, episode 19
W: Michele Gallery   D: Jeff Bleckner

With Vincent Baggetta (Greg Serantino), Parley Baer (Ray Elders), Sandy McPeak (Matt Lupton), Emilio Delgado (Rubin Castillo), Kale Browne (Chris Maitland), Belita Moreno (Cathy Short).
The Tribune is up for an award, but Lou raises some questions about the sponsor; Billie comes up against her ex-husband while investigating a fireworks bill, and he attempts to undermine her work.

May 3, 1982: Unthinkable
Season 5, episode 20
W: April Smith   D: Allen Williams

With Peggy McCay (Marian Hume), Lane Smith (Dr. Lawrence), Bonnie Bartlett (Claire), Warren Kemmerling (Gen. Sutherland), Dean Santoro (Dvorak), Michael Fairman (Senator), Lily Mariye (Judy), Ivan Bonar (Foreign Editor).
The threat of nuclear war looms as a revolution in the Middle East signals hostilities between the U.S. and the USSR.

May 17, 1982: Suspect
Season 5, episode 21
W: Seth Freeman   D: Alan Cooke

With Lance Guest (Lance Reinecke), Dixie Carter (Jessica Lindner), Renn Woods (Karly), Christina Pickles (Elsa), Roxanne Reese (Delia), Ron Recasner (La Pierre), Maurice Woods (Tenney).
A reporter's life is threatened when he investigates the hit-and-run of a noted ecologist; Lou is involved with a woman who's also dating a married man.

May 24, 1982: Beachhead
Season 5, episode 22
W: Gene Reynolds   D: Roy Campanella II

With Cliff Potts (Ted McCovey), Michael Constantine (Joe Lombardi), Robert Pierce (Panface), Bill Ostrander (Moose), William Traylor (Chairman), K Callan (Louise Florence), David Graf (Russ), Marc Vahanian (Stuart).
When a story about hostility between surfers only makes the situation worse, the Tribune is blamed; Billie and Ted have bought a house and are warned by a neighbor about a group home next door.

August 30, 1982: Victims
Season 5, episode 23
W: Steve Kline   D: Peter Bogar

With Steve Marachuk (Vince DeMayo), Bruce Kirby (Capt. Shackley), Barry Primus (Sgt. Stapler), James Gallery (Dave Rabowsky), Lincoln Kirkpatrick (Dr. Turner), Ann Sweeny (Ellen), Kate Zentall (Ginny DeMayo), Wyn Saunders (Leslie Hart).
Lou is shot by a robber, who is in turn killed by policeman Vince DeMayo. Both Vince and Lou have a difficult time getting their life back in order.

September 13, 1982: Charlie
Season 5, episode 24
W: Michele Gallery   D: Seth Freeman

With Macon McCalman (Dolph Masterson), Freddye Chapman (Abby McCann), Joanna Cassidy (Barbara Costigan), Betty Kennedy (Cheryl), Richard Lineback (Dory), Virginia Bingham (Sandra Plitt).
Firing incompetents, considering assignments and lending a sympathetic ear constitute a day for Charlie, but a cub reporter's current assignment is anything but routine. (Last show of the series.)

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