Season 2

Season 2 (1989)

Episodes List

Ep.1 The Brothers Silverberg

Air Date: 1989-09-18

When Miles arrives to the office, the whole gang makes fun of his new suit. He says he bought it because his older brother is coming to town so he wants to look good. At Murphy's office, Miles asks her to join them for lunch, Murphy reluctantly agrees. At Phil's Miles' brother Josh and Murphy really hit it off, which makes Miles a little uncomfortable. They also agree to go all to dinner together at a fancy italian restaurant. Miles brings his date Audrey Cohen, they all have a nice time at first but then Miles starts embarassing Murphy. The next day, Miles apologizes to Murphy about the way he behaved at the restaurant. One night Miles, Murphy and Josh arrive at her house after dinner, Murphy and Josh want to be alone but Miles is always getting in the middle, so they politely ask him to leave. Miles shows up in the middle of the night just to tell Murphy that he does not like the idea of her dating his brother at all. Josh arrives after being looking for Miles for hours, they sta

Ep.2 Anchors Away

Air Date: 1989-09-25

The network sends Jim to Libya for two weeks, so they can audition a handsome new anchor for FYI; they don't count on the retaliation of Murphy and the gang.

Ep.3 The Memo that Got Away

Air Date: 1989-10-02

A high-school computer hacker stumbles onto a memo by Murphy about her co-workers, and he plans to publish it in the school paper.

Ep.4 TV or Not TV

Air Date: 1989-10-16

An FYI inspired sitcom sends its star to Washington to research her part, Murphy Brown.

Ep.5 Miles' Big Adventure

Air Date: 1989-10-23

While on vacation, Miles' return flight is delayed by an Air Force pilot who has hijacked an F15-Eagle loaded with nuclear warheads.

Ep.6 Buddies Schmuddies

Air Date: 1989-10-30

Frank and Murphy compete for the same story, but their intense competition puts the story in jeopardy. Phil, to improve his business at night, tries adding live entertainment to the bar.

Ep.7 Whose Garbage is it Anyway?

Air Date: 1989-11-06

Jerry Gold bets the staff that they can't be environmentally responsible for a two week period, if they lose Murphy must appear on his show.

Ep.8 And the Whiner Is...

Air Date: 1989-11-13

Murphy & Frank lose the Humboldt Award to Corky. Then to ride the PR wave, the network brass decide to give next week's lead story to the award winner.

Ep.9 Roasted

Air Date: 1989-11-20

The staff plans a surprise roast for Jim on his 25th anniversary at the network, he tells Murphy before the event that he ""couldn't handle a chance meeting with anyone I know.""

Ep.10 Brown Like Me (1)

Air Date: 1989-11-27

Murphy is set to receive the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, so the rest of the staff convince her that at least one of her estranged parents should attend. She concedes and invites her father, but the sparks fly when her father arrives with his new young wife and child and later her mother shows up.

Ep.11 Brown Like Me (2)

Air Date: 1989-11-27

The sparks and the barbs fly back and forth; however, eventually the Browns call a truce. To quote Murphy: ""Interesting family, kind of like a Fellini version of the Waltons.""

Ep.12 The Strike

Air Date: 1989-12-11

To start a significant dialog, Murphy decides she will break the technicians' strike by bringing both sides together for cake and conversation.

Ep.13 Here's to You Mrs. Kinsella

Air Date: 1989-12-18

While Murphy is throwing a birthday party for Gene Kinsella, Miles recognizes a woman he had a one-night stand with at a broadcaster's convention, Mrs. Kinsella. However, Kinsella thinks that his wife is having an affair with Frank.

Ep.14 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Air Date: 1990-01-01

Corky is having a New Year's Eve party, and Murphy wants to avoid it. Everyone challenges her to be able enjoy the occasion without the her old vice. Sober, Murphy can still bring life to a dull party.

Ep.15 Subpoena Envy

Air Date: 1990-01-08

Murphy is subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, but instead of divulging her source she goes to jail. Prison is not what she hoped for or expected, but then neither is the duration of her stay.

Ep.16 I Want My FYI

Air Date: 1990-01-29

Miles asks the staff to be mentors for a group of young reporters who will be doing a pilot for FYI For Kids; Murphy over helps her protégé.

Ep.17 Frankly Speaking

Air Date: 1990-02-05

Frank meets the woman of his dreams, a woman he dates more than once. However, she is a psychologist and analyzes every little thing Frank does, something that drives him crazier than he already is.

Ep.18 The Murphy Brown School of Broadcasting

Air Date: 1990-02-12

Murphy's journalism mentor from her high school days has retired, to combat inactivity he comes to Washington to open a journalism school using her name.

Ep.19 Bad Girls

Air Date: 1990-02-19

It's February and sweeps month, so Miles gets Murphy and Corky to pose as hookers to break open an oil company scandal.

Ep.20 Heart of Gold

Air Date: 1990-02-26

When Murphy learns things about Jerry Gold that no one else is privy to, she looks at him in a different light. They begin to have an affair that shocks everyone at FYI.

Ep.21 On the Road Again

Air Date: 1990-03-05

On a publicity jaunt, Murphy and Jim find themselves snowbound in Kansas. While killing time in the bar Murphy challenges Jim's ability to flirt, something Jim may later regret.

Ep.22 But First a Word From Our Sponsor

Air Date: 1990-03-19

A worried viewer urges advertisers to boycott FYI for an upcoming piece Murphy has on sex education. Murphy flies out to keep the one sponsor they have for the controversial show.

Ep.23 Frank's Appendectomy

Air Date: 1990-04-09

A series of outrageous practical jokes, which start with a visit from ""Deep Throat,"" get out of hand.

Ep.24 Fax or Fiction

Air Date: 1990-04-30

When a secret admirer sends a fax to Miles, Murphy takes it as a challenge to answer for him and then winds up starting a correspondence.

Ep.25 The Bitch's Back

Air Date: 1990-05-07

Miles orders the staff to take a stress reduction class. After reluctantly showing up for it, Murphy slips a disc however that doesn't stop her from working on a hot story.

Ep.26 Going to the Chapel (1)

Air Date: 1990-05-14

When a ""geek"" from her high school days comes to Washington, Corky's mother & his mother arrange to have them get together. They meet, fall in love, and within two weeks announce their plans to get married. Corky runs out into the night with Eldin, when she thinks that maybe she hasn't really experienced life.

Ep.27 Going to the Chapel (2)

Air Date: 1990-05-21

Upon returning, Corky decides to go ahead with the wedding, but the event is marred by even more last minute indecision, and then Murphy brings out the ""soul.""