Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, co-host of Minutia Men and Free Kicks, and the writer of "EveryCubEver", "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," and "Records Truly Is My Middle Name"
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
On this day in 1983, the final episode of M*A*S*H aired, and 125 million people tuned in. At the time, it was the biggest audience in television history. I was doing the very first remote broadcast of my career that night at WPGU--from a M*A*S*H viewing party in a dorm in Champaign. I don't remember a word I said, but I do know that it wasn't nearly as appropriate as this incredibly insightful report by Channel 7's Joel Daly.
You have to remember, Joel was with a competing network. M*A*S*H was a CBS show. This report was filed on ABC in Chicago.