After Animal risks his life to get a photograph, Lou discovers that he is a Vietnam veteran who is still haunted by his experiences. Lou commissions more stories about the difficulties faced by Vietnam vets, and tries to get Mrs. Pynchon to reach out to hire more of them at the paper.moreless
When Lou and Rossi visit a resort to set up the newspaper staff's annual tennis tournament, they discover that it is a mob haven heavily populated by organized crime figures, as well as a Senate candidate.moreless
When the Trib receives a request from the CIA to stop investigating two young men arrested for drug dealing, the staff comes to suspect that there is a CIA informant in their midst.moreless
When Lou visits the Courthouse to verify reports of a Superior Court judge's bizarre behavior, he ends up getting jailed for contempt and the newspaper's publisher threatened.
50-year-old Lou Grant, down on his luck, is hired by his old friend Charlie Hume to be the new city editor of the Los Angeles Tribune. He is immediately faced with a dilemma, when brash young newshound Joe Rossi accuses the paper's veteran police reporter of covering up a scandal concerning cops having sex with underage girls in a police-sponsored soccer league.moreless