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Posts tagged: Lou Grant

Can you spot the CDA connection?

Yes, OK. I will admit that my interest in “Lou Grant” exceeds that of any rational person in 2014.

I will further admit that I have asked this exact question before. But some of us learn through repetition.

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? 

Typical scene in a newsroom

And when they aren't dancing on the top of desks, publishers and editors can look a bit manic.

You already know how he feels about spunk.

Of course, reporters tend to be cute and hang out in the production building.

And copy editors, who all have their own offices, tend to wind up making out on a pitcher's mound.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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