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Alan Alda in New Cigna Ad Campaign (Copyright 2016 Cigna)

Alan Alda in New Cigna Ad Campaign

I don’t usually report “news” unless it relates directly to M*A*S*H but I thought I’d make an exception here because I think this is really neat. Alan Alda has joined four other TV doctors in a new ad campaign for Cigna health insurance advocating for annual checkups. The commercials feature Alda, Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), … Continue Reading →

Generic Promo with Alan Alda (Syndication)


Alan Alda’s M*A*S*H Festival

Larry Petit, who was kind enough to provide an in-depth look at the original broadcast of “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” (read it here if you have not already) has come across an interesting curio about M*A*S*H in syndication: a few promotional spots for something called Alan Alda’s M*A*S*H Festival from 1980, broadcast on WNEW-TV in … Continue Reading →

Alda on International Emmy Honor

Back in September, I reported that Alan Alda would be receiving a special Founders Award from the International Emmy Awards. The awards ceremony was held last night. Here’s an excerpt from a CBS News article about the ceremony that includes a quote from Alda: At the end of the ceremony, [Ryan] Murphy returned to the … Continue Reading →

Alda to Receive International Emmy Award

Deadline.com reports that Alan Alda and Norman Lear will both receive special Founder Awards at the 40th International Emmy Awards ceremony to be held November 19th in New York City. From the official press release announcing the awards: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the International Emmy Awards Gala, the International Academy of Television Arts … Continue Reading →

Alan Alda on America in Primetime

The fourth and final episode of PBS’s America in Primetime aired last night. The episode focused on “The Crusader” character from television. One of these crusaders was Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H and Alan Alda was among those discussing the character. You can watch the entire episode at the PBS website. Some excerpts: Alan Alda on … Continue Reading →

Alan Alda to Discuss M*A*S*H Tonight on PBS

Tonight at 8PM, PBS will broadcast the fourth and final episode of America in Primetime, which from what I’ve read is not your typical documentary but rather a collection of interviews with actors, directors and writers attempting to explain how contemporary television has been influenced by decades worth of creativity and effort. Each episode has … Continue Reading →