Daily Archives: May 19, 2012

VP Quayle cites ‘Murphy Brown’ for contributing to moral decay 20 years ago today (1992)

Video: Dan Quayle 'Murphy Brown' comment

(Tuesday, May 19, 1992) — U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle sparked controversy by criticizing the CBS-TV sitcom Murphy Brown today for having its title character decide to bear a child out of wedlock, saying during a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco that it mocked the importance of fathers.