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(1988–1998)

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Season 1

14 Nov. 1988
Respect
After spending months at the Betty Ford Center, TV reporter Murphy Brown tries to re-enter her life. The task is complicated by the addition to her show of a former Miss America as co-reporter, and a new Executive Producer who's half her age.
 
21 Nov. 1988
Devil with a Blue Dress On
Murphy's animosity towards Corky grows when she's forced to take her on to help with an important story.
 
28 Nov. 1988
Nowhere to Run
Miles becomes the target of death threats when the show investigates the dealings of a mob boss.
 
5 Dec. 1988
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Murphy struggles to maintain her professionalism when her next interview is a man she was married to twenty years before.
 
11 Dec. 1988
Murphy's Pony
Shortly before Christmas three children show up at FYI with a note from their mother. She says she cannot take care of them anymore and thinks Murphy would make a good mother.
 
12 Dec. 1988
Baby Love
A friend of Murphy's is having a baby and Murphy starts to wonder if something is missing in her life.
 
19 Dec. 1988
Set Me Free
Murphy's having a rotten day, complicated by a gunman who interrupts the show and demands they read his statement on the air and it gets capped off by the painter she hired to do her kitchen sticking around to finish "extending myself." During this whole ordeal, she is craving cigarettes and a drink, and definitely a soft number 2 pencil.
 
2 Jan. 1989
And So He Goes
The man that Murphy has been in a prank war for decades with dies suddenly, and asks that she eulogize him.
 
9 Jan. 1989
I Would Have Danced All Night
Murphy can't understand why she isn't invited to the Inaugural Ball, and can't get anyone to take her.
 
16 Jan. 1989
Kyle
Murphy's story gets an innocent inmate released. Everyone feels sorry for him, so they give him a job as Murphy's secretary.
 
23 Jan. 1989
Off the Job Experience
When Murphy humiliates on air an US army militant- Miles takes the decision to suspend her from work.
 
13 Feb. 1989
Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
Frank & Murphy fix each others blind dates, while Miles has to deal with his break up with Jackie and Jim wonders what to do with an attractive lady that wants him. We learn more than what we would have wanted to for Phil's marriage life.
 
20 Feb. 1989
Soul Man
Murphy get furious when she is denied an access into the last gentlemen's only club in Washington. That makes her relationship with Jim uptight and stirs a war between the sexes into the office.
 
27 Feb. 1989
It's How You Play the Game
When the FYI show goes lower onto the ratings - the network suggests to it's journalists to make the news more pleasant and easy to the public. Though the FYI team wouldn't like to be less professional - they struggle with the reality of having to face a tough decision and compromise for the sakes of Frank's touching story for the homeless being seen by a larger sum of people.
 
6 Mar. 1989
Mama Said
Murphy's mom whom she was never close to comes for a visit. And she spends all the time fawning after Murphy which has Murphy perplexed.
 
13 Mar. 1989
Moscow on the Potomac
The FYI show accepts a guest from the USSR - the newswoman Vladia.
 
20 Mar. 1989
My Dinner with Einstein
Murphy is excited to meet "the nowadays's Einstein" Victor Rudman. She tries to challenge herself on a date with him, since "You can't judge a book by it's cover", but discovers that geniuses can also be unpleasant people.
 
10 Apr. 1989
Funnies Girl
Murphy tries to deliver a joke, but her insulting comment is aired on Tv. She is faced with the consequences the next day as a cartoonist, named Pat O'Shea started a column in the newspaper, named "The adventures of Mouthy Brown".
 
1 May 1989
The Unshrinkable Murphy Brown
Murphy is not her usual driven self after a guilty judge drop dead during a live broadcast.
 
8 May 1989
The Summer of '77
Miles needs a story for FYI and Corky suggests covering Phil's 70th anniversary. The celebration causes flashbacks to 1977 when Frank and Murphy auditioned for the show with Murphy's primary competition being Linda Ellerbee.
 
15 May 1989
The Bickners
Murphy is involved in a fender bender with a seemingly sweet old couple who bring her home made cookies. She changes her opinion when they sue her for $1.5 million dollars. Frank's fear of the dentist causes him to accidentally break Jim's coffee cup which turns out to be a big deal.
 
22 May 1989
The Morning Show
Murphy and Corky are asked to fill in on a morning show. They quickly discover that Corky is perfect for the time and format, while Murphy berates a children's author and turns a cooking segment into a disaster.
 

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