Alan Alda Remembers Larry Gelbart

Alan Alda has written a moving tribute to the late Larry Gelbart for The Los Angeles Times that can be found here. Thanks to “Mary Lou Wallace” at for bringing this to my attention. Titled “On the front lines with Larry Gelbart,” the appreciation recalls Gelbart’s humor and kindness, warmth and wit. Here’s my … Continue Reading →

Some Larry Gelbart Interviews

If you only know Larry Gelbart because of his connection to M*A*S*H, take a moment to read over his entry in the Encyclopedia of Television, published by the Museum of Broadcast Communications. The online version is the 1997 edition; an updated second edition was released in 2004. And here’s a wonderful interview (in PDF format) … Continue Reading →

Larry Gelbart Dies at 81

Larry Gelbart, the man most responsible for bringing M*A*S*H to the small screen, has died at the age of 81. He wrote the pilot episode, which premiered in September of 1972, and stayed with the show through the end of its fourth season in 1976. He wrote or co-wrote several dozen other episodes and directed … Continue Reading →

2009 TV Land Awards Tonight

The Seventh Annual TV Land Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will be broadcast tonight on cable channel TV Land from 8:00PM to 10:30PM ET (check your local listings). The awards show was taped on Sunday, April 19th. Cast and crew from M*A*S*H were on hand to accept the Impact Award which, according to a … Continue Reading →

Gelbart To Join Television Academy Hall of Fame

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will be inducting Larry Gelbart into its Hall of Fame on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 as part of its 18th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Joining Gelbart are Bea Arthur, Dan Burke, Merv Griffin, Tom Murphy and Sherwood Schwartz. Gelbart is, of course, best known for his role … Continue Reading →