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Posts tagged: Ed Asner

A newspaper editor on TV

It's Ed “Lou Grant” Asner's birthday.

Speaking of newspaper editors on TV … did you catch the city editor from “The Wire” — Gus, played by Clark Johnson — appearing in “Homeland” as a police detective?

Happy birthday, Ed Asner

Here he is as newspaper city editor Lou Grant. (This was after “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”)

How can you tell at a glance that this scene does not depict a modern newsroom? 

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