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What Would ‘Murphy Brown’ Be Doing Today?

“Murphy Brown” was one of the preeminent sitcoms of the 1990s. The show, which starred Candice Bergen as the title investigative journalist and anchor, was a huge hit for CBS, and had a major cultural impact.

Last year, rumors abounded that the show may come back as a special for the 2012 election. That never came to fruition, but The Hollywood Reporter reunited the original writer’s room, and asked creator Diane English what Brown would be up to today:

“She’d be doing exactly the same thing. FYI would still be on the air, the way 60 Minutes is still on the air,” she says, noting that the cast simply would be “a little older” and “a little creakier.”

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The Evening Ticker: Joe, Scott, Candice

  • Scott Pelley anchors the “CBS Evening News” tonight from CBS station WBZ in Boston. Crews replicated the “Evening News” set in the WBZ newsroom. Pelley is in Boston for a WBZ Business Breakfast tomorrow.

  • Fake TV reporter Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) talks with real TV reporter Harry Smith on Thursday’s “Rock Center.” Bergen will look back on her breakout role as Brown, the tough investigative reporter in the 1990s CBS sitcom.

 

Wow! Lesley Stahl’s Online Surprise?: ‘That We’re a Success’

LS_9.1.jpgWhen will “60 Minutes” get another full-time female correspondent, Lesley Stahl?

“Good question,” says Stahl, who joined “60″ in 1991. “I have no idea. They [my bosses] know I think we should have more women. I think it would be wonderful. It would be great for the audience.”

Over 40 seasons, Stahl is only the third full-time woman correspondent to have broken into “60′s” boys club, along with Diane Sawyer and Meredith Vieira. At 67, she is the second-youngest member of the crew, behind Steve Kroft, 64.

With face time already at a premium, it may be a while before executive producer Jeff Fager adds a full-timer of either gender.

Still, Stahl says she frequently suggests names of “accomplished women,” not all of them correspondents. “This is kind of a running subject – who’s out there? It’s something that’s tossed around all the time.”

Stahl knows from tossing. Her demanding travel schedule limits her time for wowowow.com, the Web site she co-founded and co-owns.

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