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Lou Grant

Season 4 Episode 6

Libel

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Dec 08, 1980 on CBS
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Libel
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Going after a trashy supermarket tabloid, The Los Angeles Tribune itself gets sued for libel ... by the tabloid.

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  • The serious business of the tabloids

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    This is a great episode that examines the relationship between serious journalism and sensationalism, as exemplified by the tabloids. It's interesting that thirty years after this episode was produced, we are still dealing with the problems of supermarket tabloids. A reference is made to Jackie Onassis in the episode. Of course, in 2010, it would be Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt that they are tracking for a story. The name of the tabloid newspaper in the episode is The National Spectator, obviously an allusion to The National Enquirer, which is still in business. The use of celebrities to sell stories and the actions of paparazzi who infringe on the privacy of famous people is no different now.moreless
Robin Gammell

Robin Gammell

Howard Gunther

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Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

George Lester

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Marie Windsor

Marie Windsor

Janet Hart

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Allen Williams

Allen Williams

Adam Wilson (1978-1982)

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