Lansing's devious nephew Andrew returns as head of a TV division and offers Murphy a spot opposite Walter Cronkite on a news show. Murphy accepts but the show's content is fluff and her co-host is Miller.
Frank evades a deadly situation at a prison and it proves to be a ratings booster. Frank would like to cover tamer stories but head honcho Lansing pushes him into dangerous circumstances so Frank seeks Murphy's advice.
Murphy is called into traffic court due to her questionable driving skills and asks for no special treatment because she is famous. She finds more trouble when she ignores the community service she is sentenced to.
While visiting her old college to receive an honorary doctorate, Murphy tries to prove the students in the women's studies, a class she helped establish, that she's still in touch with young women's issues.