The five surviving members of the M*A*S*H cast will reunite on Alan Alda’s “Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda” podcast. No date is set for the M*A*S*H reunion episode, which will feature Alda chatting with Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, Gary Burghoff, and Mike Farrell. In an interview with Jason Fraley of radio station WTOP, Alda said the original plan was for him, along with Loretta Swit, Gary Burghoff, Jamie Farr, and Mike Farrell, record the podcast on November 14th.
They had to postpone when Jamie Farr nearly lost his house in one of the recent California wildfires.
“Loretta Swit and I will be talking from New York,” Alda explained. “Mike Farrell will be in a studio in L.A., Jamie Farr will be on the phone from his house in Bell Canyon and Gary Burghoff will be on the phone from Northern California.”
Alda is looking forward to recording the podcast. Although the cast tries to get together for dinner every year, not everyone is able to make it. “It’s going to be a really nice get together. I want to talk about what we discovered as actors that helped us relate in ways that are necessary in a show like that.”
“Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda” is currently in its second season. Alda launched the podcast, which examines how people communicate and connect with one another, in August. Previous episodes have featured conversations with comedian Tina Fey, actress Isabella Rosselini, author Cheryl Strayed, actor Michael J. Fox, and scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, among others.
(via USA Today)