Here’s a brief promotional spot for a special broadcast of the first episode of M*A*S*H on WNEW-TV (Channel 5) in New York City. It aired at 11PM ET on Monday, February 28th, 1983–the night of the series finale on CBS.
WNEW-TV devoted quite a bit of its schedule to M*A*S*H that night. The station aired the series from 7-7:30PM ET on weeknights followed by All in the Family at 7:30PM. The night of the finale, All in the Family was pre-empted so WNEW-TV could show “Our Finest Hour” from 7-8PM. At 8PM, a special installment of PM Magazine looked back at M*A*S*H.
[This will be my last Video Rarities post for a while because I’m running out of easily accessible videos and need to dig into my collection to find more. Hopefully I’ll have more to share in a few months.]