Lou Grant

Season 3 Episode 9

Kidnap

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 26, 1979 on CBS
9.0
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When Lou sends both Billie and Rossi to cover the kidnapping of a small town's high school basketball teams, they clash about who will beat the other to the scoop. Meanwhile, Mrs. Pynchon mulls over an offer to sell the Tribune to a large newspaper chain.

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  • A wonderful combination of suspense, comedy and social comment.

    9.5
    Whereas the episode is mainly a story about a missing plane, the excellent writing makes it so much more. There is the accurate description of the competition between reporters, even those of the same paper. Comedy is introduced in the way the locals treat the invasion of reporters. A family offers a bed and meals to Billie and Animal, but it soon transpires that they expect some cash in return, giving silly reasons for continuously raising their prices. When a local buys Billie a new dress that makes Billie look like an adult Shirly Temple, the show comes very close to being a sitcom. The older photographer complaining about Animal's dress sense can seem a little bit out of date. But the discussion about the future of newspapers is an eerily accurate reflection of what is happening now. Lou complains that all the different newspapers are being consolidated so that in the future only a few owners will remain. In 2007 we live in a world where a limited group of media moguls does control not just the newspapers but also radio and television.moreless
Parley Baer

Parley Baer

Sheriff Burkhardt

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Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks

Clay Starkes

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Jordon Rhodes

Jordon Rhodes

Schultz

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Allen Williams

Allen Williams

Adam Wilson

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Emilio Delgado

Emilio Delgado

Ruben Castillo

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