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Murphy Brown Season 8 Episodes

24 Episodes 1995 - 1996

Episode 1

Altered States

Mon, Sep 18, 1995 30 mins

Murphy tells of her canceled wedding plans, and gets surprising news from Corky and Miles. John F. Kennedy Jr. has a cameo. Corky: Faith Ford. Miles: Grant Shaud.

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Episode 2

The Awful Truth

Mon, Sep 25, 1995 30 mins

Network veep Andrew Lansing tries to manipulate Murphy into anchoring a second news hour. Stan Lansing: Garry Marshall. Miller: Christopher Rich. Corky: Faith Ford.

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Episode 3

Fearless Frank

Mon, Oct 2, 1995 30 mins

Lansing casts Frank in a series of action-oriented ratings stunts. Raquel: Lisa Stahl. Waiter: Alan Shearman. Murphy: Candice Bergen.

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Episode 4

Murphy's Law

Mon, Oct 9, 1995 30 mins

Murphy's fortunes take a turn for the worse when she goes to court to fight a ticket for allegedly hanging an illegal right. Murphy: Candice Bergen. Judge Quinn: Raye Birk. Miles: Grant Shaud. Mr. Schwartz: Alfred Dennis.

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Episode 5

Sex or Death

Mon, Oct 16, 1995 30 mins

Miles must choose whether to assign a high-profile story to Corky or Murphy. Carl: Ritch Brinkley. Phil Jr.: Pat Finn. Phil: Pat Corley. Jim: Charles Kimbrough. Frank: Joe Regalbuto.

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Episode 6

Miller's Crossing

Mon, Oct 23, 1995 30 mins

Murphy goes ape when she learns how Miller Redfield landed a prize interview with a renowned anthropologist (Ruth Kobart). Murphy: Candice Bergen. Stage Manager: Cleto Augusto. Miles: Grant Shaud.

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Episode 7

The Feminine Critique

Mon, Oct 30, 1995 30 mins

FYI goes on location when Murphy returns to her alma mater to receive an honorary degree. Carl: Ritch Brinkley. Professor: Heather Ehlers. Adam: Michael Strickland.

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Episode 8

Bad Company

Mon, Nov 6, 1995 30 mins

Andrew Lansing (Paul Reubens) provides Frank with some research into the dark side of a respected CEO. Cooper: Barry Corbin. Secretary No. 77: Ian Gomez. Murphy: Candice Bergen.

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Episode 9

The Ten Percent Solution

Mon, Nov 13, 1995 30 mins

Murphy and a jealous Jim add to the fireworks on "The McLaughlin Group." Steve: Chris Elliott. Jack: Michael Ensign. Secretary: David Arnott. Phil: Pat Corley. Miles: Grant Shaud.

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Episode 10

The Humboldt Doldt

Mon, Nov 20, 1995 30 mins

A thankless Miller Redfield nabs a Humboldt Award---for a story on which FYI staffers did the bulk of the work. Edwin Newman: Himself. Lansing: Garry Marshall. Murphy: Candice Bergen.

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Episode 11

Dick and Dottie

Mon, Nov 27, 1995 30 mins

Murphy makes a snide, on-air remark about a popular talk-show host, and inspires a tempestuous TV rivalry. Dottie: Shelley Long. Dick: Fred Willard. Lansing: Garry Marshall. Murphy: Candice Bergen.

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Episode 12

All in the Family

Mon, Jan 8, 1996 30 mins

Corky and Miles finally have a wedding, but Corky's neglected to tell her family that they've already tied the knot. Col. Sherwood: Jerry Hardin. Nana: Jean Stapleton. Bootsie: Alice Hirson. Edward: Bryan Clark. Corky: Faith Ford.

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Episode 13

If You're Going to Talk the Talk

Mon, Jan 15, 1996 30 mins

Murphy feels her integrity is compromised when she's assigned a tabloid-type interview with an eccentric music superstar (Neal McDonough). Leeza Gibbons has a cameo. Murphy: Candice Bergen. Phil: Pat Corley. Miles: Grant Shaud.

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Episode 14

My Fair Miller

Mon, Jan 22, 1996 30 mins

Although Lansing is being pressured to fire floundering reporter Miller (Christopher Rich), he nonetheless tries to polish this diamond in the rough. Lansing: Garry Marshall. Jim: Charles Kimbrough. Murphy: Candice Bergen.

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Episode 15

Old Flames

Mon, Feb 5, 1996 30 mins

Murphy drifts off and dreams she's on trial for her inability to commit in her previous relationships. Peter: Scott Bakula. Jake: Robin Thomas. Jerry: Jay Thomas. Mitchell: Julius Carry. Bobby: Ramsey Ellis. Judge: Bruce Kirby.

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Episode 16

Up in Smoke

Mon, Feb 12, 1996 30 mins

Stuart Best (Wallace Shawn) returns as a potential whistleblower for the tobacco industry, igniting fears of a lawsuit. Lansing: Garry Marshall. Jim: Charles Kimbrough. Murphy: Candice Bergen. Frank: Joe Regalbuto.

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Episode 17

Aftermath

Mon, Feb 19, 1996 30 mins

Murphy agrees to do a tacky special if Lansing will talk Jim (Charles Kimbrough) out of retirement and back to the F.Y.I set. Lansing: Garry Marshall. Miller: Christopher Rich. Murphy: Candice Bergen. Frank: Joe Regalbuto.

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Episode 18

Trick or Retreat

Mon, Feb 26, 1996 30 mins

Miles suggests a staff retreat when even Elizabeth Taylor's presence on the set can't get disenchanted staffers into the team spirit. Miller: Christopher Rich. Jim: Charles Kimbrough. Miles: Grant Shaud. Murphy: Candice Bergen.

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Episode 19

All Singing, All Dancing, All Miserable

Mon, Mar 4, 1996 30 mins

Newt Gingrich, Paula Zahn and Wolf Blitzer appear at a Washington Presscapades poking fun at elected officials, where show-coordinator Murphy becomes drunk with power. Murphy: Candice Bergen.

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Episode 20

The Bus Stops Here

Mon, Mar 11, 1996 30 mins

The "FYI" news van breaks down on the campaign trail, leaving the newshounds scurrying for sound bites at a roadside diner. Waitress: Alyson Reed. George: Jeff Doucette. Dole Rep.: Robert Clotworthy.

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Episode 21

When a Lansing Loves a Woman

Mon, Apr 29, 1996 30 mins

Murphy discovers she has an obsessive admirer---Lansing's nephew (Paul Reubens), whom she goes to extremes to discourage. Lansing: Garry Marshall. Murphy: Candice Bergen. Hendricks: Clive Revill.

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Episode 22

Casa Nova

Mon, May 6, 1996 30 mins

Frank impulsively buys a mansion just to impress a woman he thinks is "the one": a real-estate agent (Brenda Strong) he met at the gym. Frank: Joe Regalbuto. Murphy: Candice Bergen. Corky: Faith Ford. Miles: Grant Shaud. Jim: Charles Kimbrough.

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Episode 23

Stepping Out

Mon, May 13, 1996 30 mins

A time-slot change and staff reductions are rumored as Murphy marks her eighth year of sobriety, in which she hopes to take the liberating step of making amends. Lansing: Garry Marshall. Helen: Mary Gordon Murray.

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Episode 24

Miles Away

Mon, May 20, 1996 30 mins

A personnel shake-up disrupts "the quiet hum and buzz" of the newsroom and leads to tough decisions for FYIers. Miles: Grant Shaud. Jim: Charles Kimbrough. Laurel: Laurel Green. Lansing: Garry Marshall.

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