Television: Viewpoint: Lou, Carter, CHiPS

Mary's old boss makes good

It doesn't happen too often, but there are times when an ordinary man turns up as the hero of a prime-time television show. Such is the case with Lou Grant, the new CBS series (premiere: Sept. 20, 10 p.m. E.D.T.) that continues the adventures of Mary's boss at the Minneapolis TV station on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Lou Grant may not have Kojak's sexy bravado or the punk élan of TV's younger male heartthrobs, but he is someone TV viewers can actually recognize from experience: Lou is 50, overweight, smart, tired, compassionate, full of disappointments and...

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