Lou Grant

Season 4 Episode 7

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Dec 15, 1980 on CBS
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The deaths of a policeman and a dealer send Rossi and a African-American colleague to a dangerous neighborhood. The two journalists discover that they see things differently. Meanwhile, Charlie returns from a seminar on demographics with new, exciting ideas, all of which Lou hates.

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  • Intriguing look at ghetto life

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    The casting is interesting in this episode. A white police officer is killed by a black youth. Next, we see Rossi in a patrol car with two officers, one white and one black. Then, Rossi picks a black reporter to go with him into the ghetto to get the story. Later, when Billie goes to work on the police angle of the story, she interviews a high-ranking policeman who happens to be black. As a result, you wonder if the producers are trying to be as fair and balanced as they can be, or if there is some other message they are trying to convey. At any rate, it's a thought-provoking episode that looks at the issue of cop killing from multiple points of view, as well as how one is able to leave the ghetto, from several different black points of view.moreless

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    • Art: Rossi, I got a homicide on 112th and Beaumont Avenue.
      Rossi: There? I wrote a piece on it once.
      Art: Why do you think I'm giving you this?
      Rossi: You liked it, eh?
      Art: No, but you can find the place quicker than anybody else.

    • Charlie: Oh, Lou, good. Did you get a chance to read ...?
      Lou: The research you brought back from the seminar? Yeah, all of it. I don't care if I see the word "interface" again.

    • Lou: It says here that the reader we should be aiming at is 33, owns 2.5 cars, makes 25,000 a year, takes two-week vacations, owns a tennis racket and skis, and spends 10% of his income on his clothes.
      Art: I think I know that guy. Actually, I'm dating his ex-wife.

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