I’ve updated my article about the 1981 documentary “Making M*A*S*H,” which you can view online at the Museum of Broadcast Communications (instructions can be found here). In addition to minor rewrites, I’ve added some quotes from television critics about the documentary and some information about how it fared in the ratings. I’ve also finally been able to confirm that Michael Hirsh, who wrote and produced the documentary, did record narration (replacing the original narrator, Mary Tyler Moore) when 20th Century Fox placed “Making M*A*S*H” into syndication. I don’t know how widely it was syndicated, however, but my poor quality VHS copy includes Hirsh’s narration, so it must have been seen on at least one television station. The version available at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, in addition to being much clearer than mine, boasts the original narration.
As always, I advise anyone who hasn’t had a chance to watch “Making M*A*S*H” to head over to the Museum of Broadcast Communications and spend an enjoyable 90 minutes watching a wonderful documentary about M*A*S*H.
2 Replies to “Making M*A*S*H Article Updated”
Thanks for the info and the link – I will take the time to do just that.
I’m searching for Michael Hirsh — Please alert him … he will know my name and remember our days in radio and teevee. Don Kinney
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