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 New York City (now known as WNYW).
Unfortunately, the promos don’t offer a lot of details about Alan Alda’s M*A*S*H Festival. Was it really a collection of episodes hand-picked by Alda or was that just marketing hype? If so, was it a package available for stations across the country or was it an exclusive to WNEW?
Check out Larry’s complete write up at his blog The Northeast Ohio Video Hunter.