Korean War


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss the Korean War (1950-53) and its coverage on television.

Highlights
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on working on the pilot episode of See It Now which followed how a donation of blood made it to a soldier in the Korean War
Producer Garry Marshall on his service during the Korean War, where he ran Army radio stations
Loretta Swit on women's role in wartime
Stan Chambers on KTLA's remote coverage of the local Southern California troops leaving for Korea and returning from duty 
Larry Hagman on joining the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and handling troop entertainment in NCO clubs
Larry Gelbart on how the Korean conflict was the real backdrop for the fictional M*A*S*H television series
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Alan Alda

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Alan Alda on the connection between the Korean war setting of M*A*S*H and the then-contemporary conflict in Vietnam

Wade Bingham

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Wade Bingham on covering the Korean War for CBS News
Wade Bingham on covering the Battle of Chongju and other battles during the Korean War
Wade Bingham on covering the firing of General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War for CBS News
Wade Bingham on his most memorable moments covering the Korean War for CBS News
Wade Bingham on memorable moments shooting the Korean War for CBS News
Wade Bingham on Edward R. Murrow bringing See it Now to Korea during the Korean War
Wade Bingham on competing with other news organizations during the Korean War, and on bringing sound to his footage of it

Mili Lerner Bonsignori

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Mili Lerner Bonsignori on working on the pilot episode of See It Now which followed how a donation of blood made it to a soldier in the Korean War

Stan Chambers

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Stan Chambers on KTLA's remote coverage of the local Southern California troops leaving for Korea and returning from duty 

Nick Clooney

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Nick Clooney on serving in the Armed Forces Radio Network during the Korean War

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on keeping in touch with Red Skelton when Farr got drafted in 1957 and the pair entertaining troops together
Jamie Farr on getting drafted during the Korean conflict
Jamie Farr on the premise of M*A*S*H
Jamie Farr on the dog tags he wore as "Klinger" on M*A*S*H and how the show was similar to the real Korean Way (in which Farr had served)

Murray Fromson

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Murray Fromson on being drafted during the Korean War, and he came to write for "Stars and Stripes"
Murray Fromson on what it was like to write for "Stars and Stripes" during the Korean War, and how a story he wrote got him transferred from being stationed in Japan to Korea
Murray Fromson on some of his most striking memories of reporting for "Stars and Stripes" in Korea during the Korean War
Murray Fromson on getting in trouble for a story he wrote about a Marine while reporting for "Stars and Stripes" during the Korean War, and how this led to him being hired by the Associated Press
Murray Fromson on being a correspondent in Japan, reporting on Japan and Korea following the end of the Korean War

James Garner

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James Garner on serving in the Korean War

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on how the Korean conflict was the real backdrop for the fictional M*A*S*H television series
Larry Gelbart on this unsuccessful followup to M*A*S*H which he says took the "wrong take" on what should never have been a comedy, about veterans of foreign wars

Larry Hagman

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Larry Hagman on joining the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and handling troop entertainment in NCO clubs

Don Hewitt

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Don Hewitt on covering the Korean War for CBS News, and on how the technology of the industry has changed

Gene LeBell

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Gene LeBell on getting drafted during the Korean War and joining The Coast Guard

Garry Marshall

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Producer Garry Marshall on his service during the Korean War, where he ran Army radio stations

Bob McGrath

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Bob McGrath on volunteering for the draft during the Korean War and serving in Germany

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on flying fighter planes as a Marine in the Korean War

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on CBS News' coverage of the Korean War

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on his time in the service during The Korean War

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on M*A*S*H  in regards to Vietnam

Max Schindler

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Max Schindler on serving in Korea

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on entering the Army in 1952 and making training films

Sanford Socolow

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Sanford Socolow on getting drafted into the Korean War and serving in the public information office and the First Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet group

Loretta Swit

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Loretta Swit on women's role in wartime

Joseph Wershba

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Joseph Wershba on covering the Korean Conflict for CBS

Av Westin

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Av Westin on various major news events in his career

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