M*A*S*H at 40

40 Years of M*A*S*H: September 17th, 1972 – September 17th, 2012

The 40th anniversary of M*A*S*H premiering on CBS took place in September 2012. The following features and posts take an in-depth look at the pilot episode.

1972 CBS Fall Preview
Watch the original preview for M*A*S*H, from the CBS fall preview special broadcast by affiliates in early September prior to the start of the 1972-1973 season.

Promoting the Premiere
Check out some rare promotional images as well as two press releases for the premiere of M*A*S*H.

Reviews of the Pilot
Read four complete reviews and nine excerpts for the pilot episode.

Pilot Script: The Place
An excerpt from the script for “M*A*S*H — The Pilot,” written by Larry Gelbart, describing the location of the series.

Pilot Script: The People
Larry Gelbart’s original list of characters for the series, from his script for “M*A*S*H — The Pilot.”


  • Amy wolf says:

    The site said CBS aired the 40th
    Reunion sept. 2012 I did not know
    It was on can you tell me where I
    Can get it or where I can watch it
    Thank you

  • Benjamin F Ireland says:

    Thanks for the memories and being a part of my life.

  • Geja says:

    Hi Amy, I first read that sentence the same way you did. But after re-reading it again, I realized that it was meant to suggest that September 2012 was the 40th anniversary OF WHEN M*A*S*H premiered on CBS.