A helpless old lady in a wheelchair is dumped in a county office because of a bureaucratic wrangle, and this sets the staff onto a searing Tribune expose of shoddy nursing home practices. Billie gets a job at a nursing home for a shocking insider's report on care for the elderly, while Lou learns from a retired hat maker that, in too many cases, this country's old people are regarded as non-persons.
Did You Know?
When Lou Grant and Fred Norton are sitting at the table at Fred's house drinking orange juice, the shadow of the camera can be seen passing over Fred's leg as it pans to get the two of them in the same shot. See more
We used to say: a good hat is like a good woman. Treat her right and she'll keep you warm and happy in your old age.