After L.A. newscaster Chuck Darling has a profanity laced outburst on TV, he is sent back to his old Pittsburgh affiliate. Kelly Carr, his old co-anchor and one time fling, feels that her territory is being invaded, but Chuck feels that he is slumming. After a few heated exchanges, Chuck and Kelly are able to make their peace with one another but this is jeopardized when Chuck realizes that Kelly lied about the age of her daughter. After many evasions, Kelly reveals that Gracie is Chuck's daughter. Kelly feels that Chuck is too self-centered to be a good father, and they decide to keep the truth from Gracie.