Murphy Brown: The Memo That Got Away (1989)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Media Satire, Sitcom [TV], Workplace Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The real-life controversy surrounding a "private" memo issued by a certain Today Show anchorman which dissed a certain Today Show weatherman is the obvious inspiration for this episode. To get a few gripes off her chest, Murphy (Candice Bergen) pens a personal memo on her computer in which she harshly criticizes her coworkers at "FYI." Unfortunately, the memo falls into the hands of Lewis Kletter (Judd Trichter), a student at Walt Whitman Junior High--and an accomplished computer hacker. Now Murphy must act quickly to prevent aspiring journalist Lewis from printing the memo in his school paper!