May 11, 1992
This may come as a shock to some fans of "Murphy Brown" who think the series is hip and cutting-edge TV. But this is a sitcom that has become very old-fashioned in format, message and values. And tonight's highly publicized baby shower show -- at 9 on WBAL-Channel 11 -- is a good example. It's also a good example, though, of why this show means so much to so many people.Murphy Brown, of course, is having a baby. The actual birth happens next Monday nightin a funny, but also highly traditional episode -- so traditional the ending will make some viewers' teeth ache.
July 17, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- A new legislative audit criticizes spending on the Governor's Mansion, challenging financial and inventory records as spotty and questioning the use of state money to pay for expensive table silver, gift certificates and several social events, including a baby shower.The audit, a copy of which was obtained yesterday by The Sun, also questions the donation of $22,000 worth of mansion furnishings, including silk draperies and carpets, to a private, non-profit group, saying the action was never approved by the state Board of Public Works as required.