Why the Hell Can't I Watch Murphy Brown Online?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says that without the 1990s TV series Murphy Brown to inspire her, she wouldn’t have gotten where she is today. The show was so influential that Vice President Dan Quayle turned the main character, played by Candice Bergen, into a political meme. And yet this series isn’t available anywhere… »4/10/15 3:14pm4/10/15 3:14pm


Slate Writer: Unwed Motherhood Can Cause Dire Economic And Emotional Costs

When I wrote a post praising Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann, for leading an unconventional, mostly single life as a mother, there was a rousing discussion in the comments about what constitutes an "ideal" environment for children. Was it heinous that Stanley Ann left Barack with his grandparents to globe trot? Did… »3/20/08 12:30pm3/20/08 12:30pm

Candice Bergen Gives Faith Ford BitchFace During Murphy Brown Reunion

Murphy Brown, which aired from 1988-1998, was one of the most popular shows on TV. In 1992, the lead character (played by Candice Bergen) became a single mom. All hell broke loose when presidential candidate Dan Quayle said, in a speech, that Murphy was "mocking the importance of a father, by bearing a child alone,… »2/27/08 4:20pm2/27/08 4:20pm