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Producer Diane English wins Emmy and chides VP Dan Quayle
"Murphy Brown" producer Diane English took the chance at the podium to chide the vice president, Dan Quayle, while receiving the Emmy for the series Murphy brown on August 30, 1992. English lambasted Quayle for making a statement against the show last spring when the fictional character of Murphy brown, played by Candice Bergen (back, 2nd from left), had a baby out of wedlock. (UPI Photo/Casey Luksch/Files)
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Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown, an investigative journalist and news anchor for FYI, a fictional CBS television newsmagazine.

The show achieved a level of political notoriety in the 1992 presidential election when Dan Quayle mentioned the show in a campaign speech, known as the "Murphy Brown speech".

The show began in the Monday 9/8PM timeslot and remained there until its final season when it was moved to Wednesday at 8:30/7:30PM. The series finale aired in its original Monday timeslot.

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