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'Colonel Potter' Is Dead

Actor Harry Morgan of 'M*A*S*H' fame gone at age 96

(Newser) - He co-starred in more than 100 movies, notes the New York Times , and even partnered with the iconic Sgt. Joe Friday on TV's Dragnet, but the world knows him best as Col. Potter on M*A*S*H: Actor Harry Morgan, 96, died this morning at home in Los Angeles of pneumonia.... More »

Big Bird's a Pinko, Charges Writer

Leftist agenda infuses primetime, complains author Ben Shapiro

(Newser) - Red alert! Big Bird is part of a plot by Hollywood liberals to poison children and adult minds with "pinko" ideology. That's the claim maxi-conservative author Ben Shapiro argues in his new book. And it's not just Sesame Street and reruns of shows including M*A*S*H that are... More »

Super Bowl TV Rating Breaks All-Time Record

Audience of 106.5M tops 1983 M*A*S*H finale viewership

(Newser) - This year's Super Bowl was the most-watched TV program of all time, with 106.5 million viewers. More than two-thirds of American TVs in use were tuned in to the Saints' 31-17 upset of the Colts, a figure that soared to 82% in New Orleans and 80% in Indianapolis, reports... More »

Larry Gelbart, Writer on MASH, Tootsie, Dies at 81

Cancer takes man nominated for Oscars, Tonys and Emmys

(Newser) - Larry Gelbart, one of the writers who developed the hit TV series MASH and who scored nominations for Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards, died this morning of cancer at age 81, his wife tells the Los Angeles Times. Actor Jack Lemmon once described Gelbart “as one of the greatest... More »

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