M*A*S*H at 40
40 Years of M*A*S*H: September 17th, 1972 – September 17th, 2012
The 40th anniversary of M*A*S*H premiering on CBS took place in September 2012. The following features and posts take an in-depth look at the pilot episode.
1972 CBS Fall Preview
Watch the original preview for M*A*S*H, from the CBS fall preview special broadcast by affiliates in early September prior to the start of the 1972-1973 season.
Promoting the Premiere
Check out some rare promotional images as well as two press releases for the premiere of M*A*S*H.
Reviews of the Pilot
Read four complete reviews and nine excerpts for the pilot episode.
Pilot Script: The Place
An excerpt from the script for “M*A*S*H — The Pilot,” written by Larry Gelbart, describing the location of the series.
Pilot Script: The People
Larry Gelbart’s original list of characters for the series, from his script for “M*A*S*H — The Pilot.”