Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When Lou Grant's (Edward Asner) trip to Las Vegas is cancelled, Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) tries to compensate by setting up a "friendly" poker game in the newsroom. Alas, it soon becomes obvious that Murray (Gavin MacLeod) is a compulsive gambler -- and an extraordinarily unlucky one at that. By episode's end, Murray's entire life savings is riding on a bet as to whether or not anchorman Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) can get through a whole newscast without making a verbal blooper. "It's Whether You Win or Lose" first aired on October 14, 1972.