MeTV to Air Goodbye, Farewell and Amen with Exclusive Interviews [Updated]

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April 27th, 2015 Update:

According to Ken Levine, the interviews to be aired on MeTV “were recorded last year for a proposed documentary on MASH (that is still in the works).”

Original Post:

Classic TV diginet MeTV, which currently is the only TV network or cable channel airing M*A*S*H in the United States, will air a special presentation of “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” on Sunday, May 3rd featuring exclusive interviews with members of the cast and the show’s creative team.

Here’s a promo for the three-hour event: [Update: The promo is no longer available.]

Seen in the promo are Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Gary Burghoff, Loretta Swit, Wayne Rogers, Gene Reynolds, and Ken Levine.

Why is this being aired in May rather than February? Who knows. I don’t get MeTV so I won’t be able to watch this. Hopefully MeTV will make the interviews available online after the special airs.

(Thanks to Dan for passing along Ken Levine’s comments.)

13 Replies to “MeTV to Air Goodbye, Farewell and Amen with Exclusive Interviews [Updated]”

  1. With the interviews — (Hey! It’s GREAT to actually get some NEW “M*A*S*H” stuff, isn’t it!) — I’m guessing the showing will be padded out to 3 hours instead of the original 2 1/2 hours. My main problem with trying to watch anything on MeTV isn’t that there are clips cut out in order to accommodate current standard commercial times, but that MeTV SPEEDS UP all of its programs in order to fit the old shows within the 30 or 60 minute timeslot. Anyone who owns DVDs of any old series shown on MeTV can’t help but to notice this … plus the fact that people move a little TOO fast on any program shown on that channel!

    1. MeTV doesn’t completely speed up all of its programs – they do make some minor trims and cuts here and there, but not nearly as much as most other cable markets do.

      For instance, I was watching THE ODD COUPLE not too long ago, and the episode I was watching I remember only had one scene cut (Felix’s dream sequence of being kicked out of Heaven because his finicky and fastiteous personality prevented him from getting in).

  2. I DO hope they post the interviews online (or that someone “pirates” them onto youtube). I happen to live in an area that doesn’t have a ME-TV affiliate.

  3. I live to watch M*A*S*H. Everyday I look forward to Me TV playing two episodes of M*A*S*H back to back and what would make my life complete is to meet Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Wayne Rogers or Gary Burghoff! I really wish that Wayne Rogers stayed in and did not leave as he was always a pleasant character to watch, besides the others whom I mentioned! I also wished Stevenson would have stayed longer playing Col. Blake as I loved his wish washy character which made it more funny and light hearted to watch! If he were still alive and Harry Morgan I would have loved to meet those actors!
    To all the cast of M*A*S*H which include the extras and those who made it possible to see, Thank you to all of you for making M*A*S*H it has been very meaningful to me through the years to watch it and ccontinue to watch it, for it reminds me mostly of good memories of my personal time I spend while I served in the US ARMY. Those crazy antics we also did while serving! Yes, drinking was a large part of it to! We drank to forget we were in the US Army! In all my life I never drank so much alcohol only when I served inn the US Army! Now I do not touch the stuff and I have not for years! My drinking days ended when my time in the Army ended! I even remember how we got drunk the night before and stood in formation still drunk from the night before. I was in a Headquarters Headquarters Co. and the brass never said anything to us about it! True story, as we swayed in formation! Those crazy drinking parties! Lol

  4. To all M*A*S*H fans: You have to go visit the site where M*A*S*H was made and filmed it is beautiful like out of a Normand Rockwell painting! Gorgeous landscape! The area is owned by the State of California and is a park you can go and camp at to really enjoy it! There are many other things which were filmed there, which you can also go see those areas too! It used to be owned by Fox and it once was called Fox Ranch! Walk up Crag road and see the beautiful landscape! If you are disabled the road is flat enough to get equipment through but a mile or so in there is a hill which you would have to go up to get to the area where M*A*S*H was filmed! My spouse pushed me up that hill in my wheelchair! My spouse was so tired to continue we did not get there on foot! I contacted one of the park Rangers who personally drove both of us up there to the site! There was a old ambulance which looked abandon there at the site and a striped Jeep like the ones used on M*A*S*H. I left a wooden medalian I made which I attached to the door of the ambulance rear/back of the ambulance to honor my fellow veterans! I hope it is still there for all to enjoy!

  5. I was in nurnburg Germany in 1971 till 1973 in a army medical unit made some friends and when I went into the navy in 1977 I found one of the men I servered with in califorina now 34 years later my first naval command is having a reunion in 2017 we4re did the time go

  6. maybe I’ll record G F AND A on our DVR so I can play it back whenever I need a good laugh! Yes that’s a put-down of it. (sorry to all the people who like it)

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