‘M-A-S-H’ Hot Dog Diner Exec Fights Theft Charges

TOLEDO, Ohio — The grandson of the founder of an Ohio hot dog diner made famous on TV’s “M-A-S-H” has pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing from the family business. An assistant prosecutor says Tony Packo’s Inc. executive vice president Tony Packo III and another company official pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Toledo to […]

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Friday the 13th Poll: Who Are TV’s Unluckiest Characters?

Friggatriskaidekaphobics, this post may not be for you. On the occasion of this Friday the 13th, I got to thinking about which denizens, past or present, of the TV landscape had a hard time catching a break. Off the top of my head, five rather unlucky souls came to mind. George O’Malley, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: You […]

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Super Bowl Is The Most Watched TV Show Ever

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — The Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of ‘M-A-S-H‘ to become the most-watched program in television history. The Nielsen Co. estimated Monday that 106.5 million people watched the New Orleans Saints upset the Indianapolis Colts. That beats the ‘M-A-S-H’ finale, which […]

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‘M*A*S*H’ Writer Larry Gelbart Dead at 81

Television writer, Larry Gelbart, who developed ‘M*A*S*H’, died in Los Angeles of cancer at age 81. Gelbart wrote the 1972 pilot for ‘M*A*S*H,’ the ultra-popular (and hilarious) comedy set in the 1950s during the Korean War which was based on the movie of the same name by director Robert Altman and featured wise-cracking doctors operating […]

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