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‘Murphy Brown’ channels press-bashing in Trump rally episode

Thursday night’s episode of “Murphy Brown” (9:30 on CBS) finds the cantankerous news veteran (Candice Bergen) making sarcastic remarks about the president on the air — while veteran reporter Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto) becomes the unexpected target of White House hostility. During a televised rally, the fictitious President Trump (voiced by impersonator Bob di Buono) says “Let Fibbin’ Frank know what you think of him — maybe a body slam.” When Frank, who — series creator Diane English reminds us, was an “intrepid investigative reporter” in the first iteration of the series — decides to attend a Trump rally in Altoona, Pa., he is attacked by some of the president’s supporters. His injuries include three bro ...
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