Lou Grant

Season 4 Episode 2

Harassment

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 29, 1980 on CBS
8.3
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Harassment
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Billie and Rossi do stories on sexual harassment, with different results. Lou becomes the object of gossip at The Trib when he dates a fellow worker.

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  • Carefully researched

    10
    I think this is one of the better episodes because the dialogue seems to come from real-life interviews that April Smith probably did before she wrote the script. I think it is also significant that the episode is written by a woman and becomes Billie's story, not Rossi's story. The scenes where the men in the office ogle the women behind their backs and the fact that the women were without a support system is mind boggling. There were a lot of ways this story could've been written and told, but I think the choice of scenes was very good. And the ending has a delicious irony.moreless
  • Interesting look at a difficult problem.

    6.0
    "Lou Grant" could be a bit preachy. Or was it breaking new grounds? This episode took a serious look at a problem that may have been underestimated in the early eighties. It starts with the original twist that Rossi, the male reporter, seems to be more interested in the problem than Billie, who at first believes that women should just fight back and not moan about unwanted attention. As Billie does more research, she becomes more outraged. Rossi's story kind of fizzles out after that. Short scenes such as the one in which male reporters make jokes about a female co-worker, show that playful macho behaviour can easily descend in real harassment.



    The story line of Lou and his doubts about the attention of a female colleague seemed a bit farfetched, though.moreless
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