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1994

3 Jan. 1994
A Piece of the Auction
Obnoxious radio host Marty Crane has singled out Murphy for derisive commentsfor which she has little recourse. When Marty submits the winning bid for a charity dinner date with Murphy, she doesn't know what to expect.
 
10 Jan. 1994
The Thrill of the Hunt
Peter is shot while covering a story in Sarajevo and returns stateside. Murphy and Peter confront their feelings and despite the difficulties of their professions, decide to begin a relationship.
 
17 Jan. 1994
The Deal of the Art
Murphy disparages modern art while reporting and is attacked by art critics. After defending her views on a PBS roundtable, she sneaks one of Avery's drawings into an art show to prove a point.
 
24 Jan. 1994
The Anchorman
The FYI gang are comparing finances and investments when Jim reveals he is owner of a bar that is making money. Remodeled to resemble one he liked in his youth, Jim is uncomfortable with the fact it has a gay clientele.
 
31 Jan. 1994
Fjord Eyes Only
The FYI staff head to Norway, looking forward to covering the Winter Olympics. The situation abruptly changes after Murphy interviews the star Norwegian skater and she quits competition.
 
28 Feb. 1994
Crime Story
Murphy's automobile is stolen from her driveway and she joins a neighborhood watch group. Unfortunately the tactics of the participants and her FYI colleagues concern her as much as the actual crimes.
 
7 Mar. 1994
The Fifth Anchor
Miles decides to bring back Stuart, an original anchor, for the 17th anniversary show unaware Murphy, Frank, and Jim had him fired. Once Stuart arrives his annoying habits resurface, leading Murphy to make a startling on air announcement.
 
14 Mar. 1994
Anything But Cured
Frank is told by his psychologist that after 17 years of therapy he no longer needs treatment. He then erroneously informs Murphy she is responsible for his problems leading her to confront Frank's therapist.
 
28 Mar. 1994
The Tip of the Silverburg
Murphy insists on taking Miles shopping when the sameness of his wardrobe is the topic of a staff meeting. After barging into his dressing area she sees more of her boss then anticipated. The jokes begin after they return to work.
 
2 May 1994
It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Peter returns stateside and reconnects with Murphy who wants to keep their relationship secret from her co-workers. Peter and Murphy discuss all the reasons why they won't work as a couple.
 
9 May 1994
My Movie with Louis
Murphy accepts a part in a Louis Malle film and Frank desperately tries to get himself included. Stan Lansing, a top network network executive, tells them they can't appear in movies contractually and Murphy must extricate herself from the situation.
 
16 May 1994
The More Things Stay the Same
Murphy recieves an offer to leave FYI, creating conflict with her co-anchors. As they prepare for an anniversary party their friendships seem fragile and Murphy imagines a future where they have all moved on.
 
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.
 

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