‘Northern Exposure’ and ‘Murphy Brown’ top Emmys 20 years ago tonight (1992)

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(Sunday, August 30, 1992) — The television series Northern Exposure won six awards tonight at the 44th Primetime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, including best drama series.

Murphy Brown received three Emmys, including best comedy series, in a ceremony marked by satirical jabs directed at Vice President Dan Quayle. Bette Midler picked up an Emmy for her appearance on the Tonight Show just before Johnny Carson retired.

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