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Season 7

19 Sep. 1994
Brown vs. the Board of Education
Murphy tries to get Avery a spot in an elite school and invites the school's board to a party to secure it. When FYI kills a story about one of members, Murphy is concerned her ethics will be questioned.
 
26 Sep. 1994
Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?
While pitching stories for the show Murphy learns a famous astronaut's brother is murdered. After debating the value of the news they discover the astronaut is the chief suspect and FYI goes over the top in it's coverage.
 
3 Oct. 1994
Loose Affiliations
Murphy is overheard making disparaging remarks about her network's fall lineup. As punishment she has to attend the affiliate convention with her colleagues and make nice with an orangutan.
 
10 Oct. 1994
Be Careful What You Wish For
Corky gets her chance at a hard news story and interviews one of America's most successful businessman. She impresses her colleagues but is distressed that her popularity among viewers takes a nosedive.
 
17 Oct. 1994
Burger, She Wrote
After a burger chain closes Murphy buys it's mascot. When it's stolen she suspects someone in the Washington establishment and begins retaliation to force Meaty Boys return, not suspecting a friend.
 
24 Oct. 1994
Humboldt IV: Judgment Day
Jim is head of the Humboldt judging and persuades his co-workers to serve except Frank who missed out on getting nominated. Conflict arises when Murphy and Corky serve on the same panel but have different standards.
 
31 Oct. 1994
Frank Cuts Loose
Frank accepts a new job at the network but the show bumps FYI into a bad time slot. Thinking his friends are jealous of his success, Frank burns some bridges as he prepares to leave.
 
7 Nov. 1994
Reporters Make Strange Bedfellows
Murphy and Peter decide to take a relaxing tropical vacation but a major news story occurs. Their competitive natures take over putting them at odds instead of getting closer to each other.
 
14 Nov. 1994
Prelude to a Kiss
Miles asks Corky out to dinner as a friend after she helps him move but Corky misunderstands and thinks it a date. Egged on by Murphy and Peter, Miles becomes concerned if a relationship develops.
 
21 Nov. 1994
Bye Bye Bernecky
Eldin's mother Reena comes for a visit and Eldin learns he has an opportunity to study with a famous muralist in Spain. He's ready to pass on the chance of a lifetime to remain Avery's nanny so Murphy fires him.
 
28 Nov. 1994
The Secret Life of Jim Dial
Jim's wife Doris is away and a misunderstanding lands Jim in tabloid headlines. Despite his protestations, his co-workers doubt his explanation and head honcho Lansing is excited that the scandal increased ratings.
 
12 Dec. 1994
Brown in Toyland
Murphy wants to give Avery a memorable Christmas but she becomes desperate when an impossible to find toy is at the top of his wish list. Murphy is not above pleading, cajoling, and making threats to make Avery happy.
 
2 Jan. 1995
The Best and Not-So-Brightest
Much to the surprise of the FYI staff their former co-worker Stuart Best is elected to Congress. Murphy decides it would be a good interview to let him air his political views but the segment takes an unfortunate turn.
 
9 Jan. 1995
Rumble in the Alley
Frank is organizing a Valentine's Day bowling benefit in January and needs his co-workers to show up. He also needs a date so Peter sets Frank up with his ex Linda while Miles and Corky take their relationship to the next level.
 
16 Jan. 1995
Requiem for a Crew Guy
Murphy's indifference to the crew has become too much so her friends help stage a practical joke to teach her a lesson. Informed a staffer has died, Murphy claims to have known him, even agreeing to host his funeral.
 
23 Jan. 1995
I Want My MTV-Jay
Murphy, Miles, and Frank visit Stan in the hospital who's had a revelation after watching so much TV. He wants all network shows to go younger or add a dog so FYI hires McGovern who eventually clashes with Murphy.
 
6 Feb. 1995
Specific Overtures
Corky goes to see exec Tony Lucchesi about hosting a special and he sexually propositions her. When she declines to file a complaint Murphy decides to visit Tony but then finds she is the one accused of harassment.
 
13 Feb. 1995
A Rat's Tale
In an innovative move FYI starts broadcasting from a ground floor studio with a windowed backdrop. Animal activists target Murphy after she is seen targeting a rat for eradication.
 
20 Feb. 1995
It's Miller Time
Miles is asked to help on another program leaving Corky neglected and giving a returning Miller an opportunity with her. The absence of Miles from FYI also gives Murphy free to try out some ideas that create havoc on the show.
 
27 Feb. 1995
McGovern: Unclothed
McGovern's photo shoot for Rolling Stone is unsupervised after Miles is called away. The issue features a nude McGovern and Murphy uses it as a reason for firing her. Talking to Stan she has second thoughts after hearing the exec's objections.
 
13 Mar. 1995
The Good Nephew
Stan decides the perfect secretary for Murphy is his nephew Andrew and in the beginning he is right. Everything starts going Murphy's way while her co-workers have a series of mishaps. Andrew's ambitions begin to be questioned.
 
20 Mar. 1995
FYI of the Hurricane
With a major storm approaching Florida, Miles sends Miller to cover it to disrupt his dating of Corky. But then the entire FYI crew also has to go, with Murphy suspecting she's pregnant when she's nauseas. Peter has a surprise reaction.
 
8 May 1995
Model Relationships
Murphy is at a loss how to plan a wedding so accepts Corky's offer to help make it memorable. Miles decides to date a supermodel to make Corky jealous as she continues seeing Miller.
 
15 May 1995
Make Room for Daddy
As Murphy and Peter's wedding approaches Peter leaves on a short assignment. Frank goes ahead with bachelor party at a strip club without him but Murphy shows up to quiz everyone about marriage. Miles and Corky reconcile.
 
22 May 1995
Retrospective: Part 1
Celebrating the end of the seventh season, Lesley Stahl interviews the cast on the highlights of the show. Outtakes are also featured.
 
22 May 1995
Retrospective: Part 2
Series creator Diane English joins the cast as they reflect on their characters and what they enjoyed the most in the show's seven years. Lesley Stahl leads the discussion that also includes outtakes.
 

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