Winner 1978

Lou Grant

MTM Productions, CBS-TV

There are those who thought that Ed Asner succeeded very well as a television news director. Many now feel he has made the transition to newspaper editor with grace, style and distinction. The members of the Peabody Board are among that number. They feel that in portraying “Lou Grant” in the MTM Production of the same name, Mr. Asner has brought his characterization to a high degree of perfection. Executive producer Gene Reynolds, co-producers Seth Freeman and Gary Goldberg, along with director Jay Sandrich and writer Michele Gallery have teamed with an outstanding cast to bring to the CBS Television Network a program which is first-rate in every respect and is well-deserving of Peabody recognition.