Alan Alda’s M*A*S*H Festival

Larry Petit, who was kind enough to provide an in-depth look at the original broadcast of “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” (read it here if you have not already) has come across an interesting curio about M*A*S*H in syndication: a few promotional spots for something called Alan Alda’s M*A*S*H Festival from 1980, broadcast on WNEW-TV in … Continue Reading →

Alda on International Emmy Honor

Back in September, I reported that Alan Alda would be receiving a special Founders Award from the International Emmy Awards. The awards ceremony was held last night. Here’s an excerpt from a CBS News article about the ceremony that includes a quote from Alda: At the end of the ceremony, [Ryan] Murphy returned to the … Continue Reading →

Alda to Receive International Emmy Award reports that Alan Alda and Norman Lear will both receive special Founder Awards at the 40th International Emmy Awards ceremony to be held November 19th in New York City. From the official press release announcing the awards: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the International Emmy Awards Gala, the International Academy of Television Arts … Continue Reading →

Alan Alda on America in Primetime

The fourth and final episode of PBS’s America in Primetime aired last night. The episode focused on “The Crusader” character from television. One of these crusaders was Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H and Alan Alda was among those discussing the character. You can watch the entire episode at the PBS website. Some excerpts: Alan Alda on … Continue Reading →

Alan Alda to Discuss M*A*S*H Tonight on PBS

Tonight at 8PM, PBS will broadcast the fourth and final episode of America in Primetime, which from what I’ve read is not your typical documentary but rather a collection of interviews with actors, directors and writers attempting to explain how contemporary television has been influenced by decades worth of creativity and effort. Each episode has … Continue Reading →

Catching Up on the News

The world didn’t grind to a halt while I was on hiatus. Here, in no particular order, are some newsworthy M*A*S*H-related goings-on from the past five months: M*A*S*H America’s Third Favorite TV Show of All Time According to a March survey conducted by Harris Interactive, adults in the United States ranked M*A*S*H their third favorite … Continue Reading →

See the M*A*S*H Cast as Children

I’ve been going through some of my archived M*A*S*H content and came across the following two page excerpt from an unidentified magazine that features photographs of the cast (from the later seasons) as children. Someone sold the two pages on eBay in 2004 and I saved the images but failed to write down any information … Continue Reading →

Read M*A*S*H Articles from People Magazine Online makes almost 50,000 stories dating back to its 1974 debut available in its online archive. You can even download some issues in their entirety. M*A*S*H cast members or the show itself have graced the cover of People several times over the past 36 years. The earliest cover I am aware of is the March … Continue Reading →