Here’s a 60-second promotional spot for Sunday night programming on CBS from the start of the 1972-1973 television season.
Take a look at the lineup CBS offered viewers in September 1972:
7:30PM Anna and the King (New)
8:00PM M*A*S*H (New)
8:30PM The Sandy Duncan Show (New)
9:00PM The New Dick Van Dyke Show
Both Anna and the King and The Sandy Duncan Show were gone by December 1972. M*A*S*H survived the 1972-1973 season and, as we all know, remained on the air until February 1983.
If you watch closely, you’ll see one or two brief scenes that don’t appear in the broadcast version of “M*A*S*H — The Pilot,” including one of a camp dentist yanking a tooth out of someone’s mouth.
This video was originally uploaded to YouTube in 2012. I’m glad I downloaded it because the video later disappeared from YouTube at some point.