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  Murphy Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Murphy Brown was an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998.
Brown (born May 1948 in Philadelphia) was a recovering alcoholic, who, in the show's first episode, was returning to FYI for the first time since a stay at the Betty Ford Clinic.
Brown was unmarried, but had a home life as well: she had hired Eldin Bernecky (Robert Pastorelli) to repaint her house, but he had so many grand ideas that he was with the show for six seasons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Murphy_Brown   (1436 words)

 Player Bio: John Murphy :: Women's Crew
Murphy was also named the 2002 Regional Coach of the Year in New England as the Bears won the NCAA Championship again that year.
In 2000, Murphy was named the Division I Rowing Coach of the Year by the CRCA (College Rowing Coaches Association) after his crew captured its second consecutive NCAA Division I Rowing Championship with victories in the varsity and second varsity races at Cooper River.
Coach Murphy was recognized in `88 being named the EAWRC coach of the year after his varsity eight captured the Women's Eastern Sprints Championship for the first time in Brown history.
brownbears.cstv.com /sports/w-crew/mtt/murphy_john00.html   (661 words)

 Court TV Online - Nevada v. Murphy and Tabish
Murphy and her lover, Rick Tabish, are charged with killing the gaming titan in a bid to steal his silver fortune and free Murphy from an allegedly abusive relationship with him.
Murphy met Brown outside, the estate lawyer testified, but "I prevented her from coming in the house," because Bonnie Binion, Ted Binion's daughter, was inside gathering pictures for her father's funeral.
Brown told the officer that he thought Murphy "had been in California," implying that she was not a resident of the Las Vegas home.
www.courttv.com /trials/binion/041300_brown_ctv.html   (1073 words)

 Murphy Brown St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Murphy's co-anchor was Jim Dial (Charles Kimbrough),; a newsman in the image of Edward Murrow, who for 25 years had been a respected peer of such luminaries as Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather.
During the 1991-92 season, the unmarried Murphy became pregnant, although the baby was given a quasi-legitimacy as the child of Murphy's ex-husband.
Yet, through it all Murphy was depicted as a survivor of a dysfunctional childhood and a professional journey replete with "hard knocks." For the viewing audience, perhaps her resiliency and persistence were the most positive and beneficial aspects of her character.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100847   (774 words)

 Murphy Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Murphy became a radical (With Technicolor Highway held as one of her sacred texts) and in the democratic convention of '68, met Jake Lowenstein, were married in jail, used their weeding gifts for bail, and divorced in 5 days.
She was originally hired to be Murphy's replacement, doing the "fluff" pieces of the show, but Miles saw the huge amount of ratings she got and kept her on full time.
Murphy had a run of 8 consecutive Humboldts, a pyramid shaped award that was the most prestigious in journalism.
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 Murphy Brown
But what sets Murphy apart from so many other female sitcom characters is that when she gets into a ridiculous mess, it is not because she is a woman.
Frank and Murphy are a TV rarity: a man and a woman who are close friends, with no sexual tension.
Real-life events came head-to-head with Murphy Brown in the summer of 1992 when former Vice President Dan Quayle criticized unwed mothers as violating "family values." To support his argument he pointed to the entertainment industry as cite of flawed morals.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/M/htmlM/murphybrown/murphybrown.htm   (1270 words)

 Murphy Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Murphy Brown was at one point a really great show but it simply ran to long,it burned out and became murphy skews this person and that person.
Murphy Brown was for a time a really great show that could discuss some really heavy topics and still be funny,thats not easy.This show however should have ended after the 7th season instead of dying a slow lingering death,by the time it ended even the shark had forgotten about it.
MURPHY BROWN was a show that I expected to hate from jump because Candice Bergen's career as a film actress had never impressed me, except for her Oscar nominated performance in STARTING OVER.
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 Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown was the veteran star reporter of F.Y.I., a highly successful CBS TV weekly magazine series originating from Washington, D.C. which aired on Wednesday nights, was in its twelfth season on the air when Murphy Brown premiered.
Murphy had a problem holding on to secretaries and they were referred to in the credits by number instead of name - she went through 20 during the first season alone and another 26 during the second and third!
Murphy was unable to find a suitable nanny until Eldin, her painter pal, volunteered to take the job.
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 Murphy Brown - dKosopedia
Murphy Brown was a newswoman known for conducting aggressive interviews with world leaders on the television newsmagazine FYI.
Yes, Murphy Brown was a fictional character played by Candace Bergen on the CBS television program of the same name.
In Murphy Brown, where most intelligent people would see an assertive successful woman making the most of her life, Dan Quayle saw someone who epitomized the loss of "family values" in public American life.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Murphy_Brown   (227 words)

 Nick@Nite - Shows - Murphy Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Write to Us From its premiere on CBS in the autumn of 1988, "Murphy Brown" was a class act -- a crisply written, politically savvy, smart ensemble comedy that evoked favorable comparisons to that jewel of classic TV, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," while setting a new standard for culturally relevant entertainment.
Murphy Brown is one of TV's most honestly written, deeply nuanced female characters.
"Murphy Brown" ended its regular run on CBS in August of 1998, but with the addition of this extraordinary show to the Nick at Nite schedule it's time to show a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T, turn up the Motown, and start counting secretaries.
www.tvland.com /nickatnite/shows/murphybrown   (286 words)

 BBC - Comedy Guide - Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown was the star interviewer of FYI and her uncompromising questioning and acerbic wit had turned her into a media icon.
Outside of work, Murphy's home is being painted by a hugely imaginative artist, Eldin (he would eventually spend six years on the job) and her social activities take place mainly at Phil's bar, a nearby watering hole frequented by media people.
Murphy Brown took great pains to keep abreast of the times and many of the storylines - such as the threats of job loss for the FYI staff following a takeover of their host network - mirrored actual events.
www.bbc.co.uk /comedy/guide/articles/m/murphybrown_7774760.shtml   (590 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Murphy Brown: The Complete First Season
Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen, Sweet Home Alabama) is a crusty reporter at the top of her game (Bergen calls her "Mike Wallace in a dress").
Murphy Brown is populated by an appealing diversity of characters (and by diverse, I mean personalities, not ethnicities -- this is one pasty white show).
Jim is the solid anchor (pun intended) of Murphy's life -- the one who helped groom her for stardom and encouraged her rehab, the one who is as devoted to his (unseen this season) wife as he is to his career.
www.dvdverdict.com /printer/murphybrownseason1.php   (1852 words)

 Television Heaven
But such was the fate of Murphy Brown, the saga of a hard-driven news reporter who was respected for her skills and performance, but usually--as a good teacher would point out--did not work and play well with others.
Diane English returned to oversee the new storyline, which had Murphy deal with breast cancer--including losing her hair to chemotherapy and using marijuana to overcome the chemo-induced nausea she was experiencing (ironically, it was straight-laced Jim who bought Murphy a stash of pot).
Murphy Brown was one of the few comedies that depicted a strong, independent yet flawed woman at its center.
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /murphybrown.htm   (820 words)

 The Classic TV Database - Classic TV Shows - Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown was the veteran star reporter of F.Y.I., a highly successful weekly magazine series originating from Washington, D.C. Murphy was not the most lovable person in the world.
But, regardless of her faults, Murphy was a dedicated and tireless reporter with a great on-camera presence and an ethical sense not often seen on the air.
Murphy had her choice of two fathers, Jake (her exhusband with whom she had a brief fling) or Jerry Gold (a more recent boyfriend).
www.classic-tv.com /shows/murphybrown.asp   (433 words)

 DVDFILE.COM: Murphy Brown: The Complete First Season Review
Regardless of implicit artistic quality - which this writer thinks Murphy Brown has in spades - the fact that Candice Bergen evolved from TV star to veritable feminist social icon cements Murphy Brown's status as classic, endemic television.
Both of these commentary tracks are grade-A. The half-hour documentary on the show, Murphy Brown: An FYI Exclusive, is also revealing, but not as intimately staged as the commentary tracks.
Murphy Brown fans rejoice; this first-season box set was well worth the wait.
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video_11/murphybrown_s1.html   (726 words)

 Murphy Brown quiz -- free game
Murphy Brown is a reporter for the news magazine "FYI." When she auditioned for the job, what real-life journalist was her main rival?
Corky Sherwood is one of Murphy's co-anchors on "FYI".
Murphy gives birth to a son, Avery, at the end of the fourth season.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=217090   (251 words)

 Murphy Brown - Zap2it - TV Show
Murphy Brown is the star reporter of F.Y.I., a television weekly magazine series.
Murphy is sarcastic, ambitious, and often self-involved and bossy - but she is also dedicated and ethical.
Eldin, Murphy's house painter and confident, is always hanging around her townhouse.
tv.zap2it.com /tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,273|1744|1|,00.html   (104 words)

 CNN - Curtains close on 'Murphy Brown' - May 19, 1998
Monday night, it was "Murphy Brown"'s turn to go quietly into TV history, closing shop after 10 seasons on the air.
The sitcom "Murphy Brown," in which Candice Bergen played a tough, flawed journalist who co-anchors a network news program, was a ratings powerhouse in its youth.
In middle age, "Murphy Brown" began a slow decline, drawing fewer viewers and influencing the political landscape less.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/TV/9805/19/murphy.brown.finale/index.html   (717 words)

 Amazon.com: Murphy Brown - The Complete First Season: DVD: Candice Bergen,Pat Corley,Faith Ford,Charles ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Plot Synopsis: Murphy Brown is a very selfish, stubborn, extremely hot-tempered but also talented, resourceful, clever and caring middle-aged reporter who works for FYI News Network and at the same time tries to raise her child as an unmarried, working woman.
Murphy is over 40 and prickly, with a penchant for vindictive practical jokes against her colleagues.
Murphy owes her Betty Ford trip to Phil, who owns the local restaurant bar where the staff and the local political scene have lunch.
www.amazon.com /Murphy-Brown-Complete-First-Season/dp/B0006N2EZA   (2241 words)

 Murphy Brown DVD
There had never been anyone on primetime quite like Murphy, the star investigative reporter for the Washington, D.C.-based television news magazine F.Y.I. As created by Diane English and embodied by Candice Bergen, Murphy was, in English's words, "Mike Wallace in a dress." On camera, she was tough, smart, and relentless.
Murphy must contend with an unending parade of ill-suited, stressed-out secretaries (a running joke throughout the series' 10 years), new 25-year-old producer Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud) whom she rudely dismisses ("While I was being maced at the Democratic Convention in '68, you were won...
The marketing gurus should keep in mind that some of Murphy Brown's charm was in its contemporary references, and that time may work against the market for this series.
tv.watchondvd.com /murphy-brown-dvd   (562 words)

 Murphy Brown TV Show - Murphy Brown Television Show - TV.com
Murphy lives in a townhouse that she has been having repainted for the duration of the series, Eldin the painter may never finish the job, but Murphy doesn't seem to mind.
Murphy owes her Betty Ford trip to Phil, he owns the local bar & restaurant where the staff and the rest of the...
Murphy begins her interview with God, who tells her she must make the best of the gifts she has been given.
www.tv.com /murphy-brown/show/799/summary.html   (670 words)

 Murphy Brown Episode Guide - Murphy Brown Season Episodes - TV.com
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."
Murphy's long time nemesis asks for her to deliver the eulogy at his funeral, and Murphy sees it as her chance to have the last laugh or so she thinks.
Murphy prepares for a joint broadcast with the Soviet news equivalent of Murphy Brown.
www.tvtome.com /MurphyBrown/season5.html   (1126 words)

 Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal | College Sports: Brown
Murphy and 25 of his crew departed yesterday for Sacramento, Calif., and the 2005 NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships.
Brown has rowed in every NCAA champiopnship and is ranked second in New England behind Yale, heading to Sacramento.
Brown's reputation is so strong that when Catherine Starr decided she wanted more than the club program New York University offers, she transferred to Brown for the 2003 spring semester.
www.projo.com /brown/content/projo_20050525_25row.23a9d20.html   (1322 words)

 Eddie Murphy & Scary Spice: Family Time | Eddie Murphy, Melanie Brown : People.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eddie Murphy's annual family vacation in Hawaii is always the same: just a little R&R for the actor and his five children, ages 4 to 16, at his favorite $10,700-a-night luxury suite at Maui's Four Seasons Hotel.
Brown even took the entire blended brood by herself to the beach one afternoon to go body surfing and boogie boarding.
Murphy – who divorced his wife of 12 years, Nicole Mitchell, in April – met the Leeds, England-bred Brown, who split from dancer Jimmy Gulzar in 2000, at a party in June.
people.aol.com /people/article/0,26334,1535288,00.html   (517 words)

 Murphy Brown TV Show
The Murphy Brown TV show was a comedy series about a female news broadcaster for a national television network.
Due to Murphy Brown's "harsh" personality, she went through numerous secretaries during the series run.
Murphy Brown's television news program was called, "F.Y.I." which was an acronym for "For Your Information".
www.crazyabouttv.com /murphybrown.html   (584 words)

 Murphy Brown - Hang with Murphy and the gang in Feb **Updated** with extras
We've already told you that Full House, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Murphy Brown were coming to DVD in 2005, but now Warner has announced The Wayans Bros, The Jamie Foxx Show and Night Court will join them.
Candice Bergen stars as Murphy Brown, an outspoken TV journalist, who along with her hilariously quirky cohorts of the top-rated newsmagazine show, FYI, struggles to handle personal and professional problems with humor and insight.
The 22 episodes (572 mins) of Murphy Brown season 1 will retail for $29.98, though you should be able to find it discounted to $25.
www.tvshowsondvd.com /newsitem.cfm?NewsID=2434   (208 words)

 Movie Info for Murphy Brown [TV Series] on MSN Movies
Constitutionally incapable of doing anything by halves, Murphy told her colleagues exactly what she thought of them at all times, seldom made a comment that wasn't laced with sarcasm, and was addicted to tobacco and, for a while, booze (this last shortcoming required her to do some time at the Betty Ford Clinic).
When not on the set of her show, Murphy could be found in her townhouse apartment, often conversing with quirky, philosophy-spouting house painter Eldin Bernecky (Robert Pastorelli), who spent day and night trying to finish redecorating Murphy's living room -- a job he still hadn't entirely completed when he left the series in season seven.
Murphy also hung out with her co-workers at a neighborhood bar owned by another erstwhile philosopher named Phil (Pat Corley), at least until he reportedly died, whereupon Murphy and company purchased the bar themselves (as it turned out, reports of Phil's death were slightly exaggerated -- by Phil!).
entertainment.msn.com /movies/movie.aspx?m=571343   (416 words)

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