Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Tired of running minor errands for newsroom boss Lou Grant (Edward Asner), Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) demands to be given more responsibilities within her role as associate producer. With a sharkish smile, Lou agrees to accede to her demands. Mary's first assignment under this new arrangement is to hire a new sportscaster -- which, of course, will oblige the soft-hearted heroine to fire the present sportscaster, Ed Cavanaugh (Dick Gautier). "Hi There, Sports Fans" was originally broadcast on October 13, 1973.