25 Years Ago: M*A*S*H Ended Its Run

February 28th, 2008


25 years ago, on February 28, 1983, the celebrated series
M*A*S*H ended its 11 year, 250 episode run with a 2-1/2 hour special episode, "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" (written by many of the show's writers and directed by Alan Alda) The bittersweet special garnered the largest audience to ever watch a single episode of a television show, with a share of 77% of all Americans watching television that night.

Click here for an excellent summary of that classic episode from Wikipedia.

In the Archive of American Television interview segment below, Alan Alda (who played "Hawkeye Pierce") recounts the filming of the last episode. Click on the arrow to play.

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