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The M*A*S*H 30th Anniversary Reunion Special
MASH 30th Anniversary special reunion screenshot
M*A*S*H 30th Anniversary Reunion Special opening screenshot.

Originally aired

May 17, 2002

Format

NTSC

Network/Country

FOX (United States)

Co-Starring:

Discussion Panel:
Alan Alda
Wayne Rogers
Loretta Swit
Gary Burghoff
Mike Farrell
Harry Morgan
Jamie Farr
William Christopher
David Ogden Stiers
Larry Gelbart
Gene Reynolds
Interviews/footage footage featuring:
McLean Stevenson
Larry Linville
Timothy Brown
Kellye Nakahara
Jeff Maxwell
G.W. Bailey
Charles S. Dubin

Related show(s):

M*A*S*H

Runtime:

84 minutes

Executive prodcuers:

Chris Cowan
Mike Farrell
Charles A. Duncombe Jr. (supervising producer)

Written by:

Christine Triano (additional material)

The M*A*S*H 30th Anniversary Reunion Special was a retrospective documentary on the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H that aired on the FOX TV network on May 17, 2002. The progam features interviews with past cast members, producers, and writers who contributed to the series, which originally aired on CBS-TV from September 17, 1972 to February 28, 1983.

About the specialEdit

Filmed in a very relaxed atmosphere, footage from the show is cleverly edited into interviews with cast members and writers, and a group discussion with the series main cast members and past executive prodcers Larry Gelbart, Gene Reynolds, who co-developed the series for TV, and Burt Metcalfe, who started out with the series as an associate line producer before taking over the reins as series executive producer. All the surviving main cast members and producers all sit around and chat for a large part of the time, and memories and insights on making the series are relayed in a friendly manner. Some portions of the discussion are scripted, but most of the conversation is ad-libbed as the actors and producers go along. Interviews also include those with actual members of an actual Korean War M*A*S*H unit the MASH 8055th, which served as the inspiration for the original 1968 M*A*S*H novel penned by Richard Hooker (real H. Richard Thornberger) who was also a surgeon in that unit. The actual members were:

  • Carmela Hix - served as a nurse in the 8063th MASH unit.
  • Norman Keller - served as the 8055th MASH command liaision officer
  • Erik Larsen - served as a surgeon in the 8029th MASH unit
  • Harold Selley - served as a field medic at the Medical Company of the 7th Cavalry Regiment and its nearby Aid Station during the Korean War

Cast & Crew Edit

Actual cast members and producers who participated in the discussion were:

External linksEdit

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