Candice Bergen Explains How Politics Played A Part In Reviving ‘Murphy Brown’

“I think they [networks] are having trouble coming up with original shows that catch on with the public,” Bergen said.
Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown with an Emmy award. January 1, 1989. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown with an Emmy award. January 1, 1989. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

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Bergen, who will return to the role of investigative journalist and anchor Murphy Brown on the sitcom, also discussed the current conversations in Hollywood regarding pay equality.
“It’s not over,” she said. “It’s just been put on the table as an issue that has to be decided and I don’t think there is going to be true equality until there is pay equity. I mean, obviously I support it and I think it’s time to have a dialogue now. Women have brought these issues to the forefront and it’s time to sit down [and talk about it].”
As for whether she ever personally experienced being paid less than a male co-star, she said with a smile, “Murphy was the last really sustained work I had and I was very well paid.”
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