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
00:28
Producer Garry Marshall on his service during the Korean War, where he ran Army radio stations
04:19
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 
01:48
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
04:27
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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
01:24

Wade Bingham

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Wade Bingham on covering the Korean War for CBS News
09:44
Wade Bingham on covering the Battle of Chongju and other battles during the Korean War
04:00
Wade Bingham on covering the firing of General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War for CBS News
12:34
Wade Bingham on his most memorable moments covering the Korean War for CBS News
02:47
Wade Bingham on memorable moments shooting the Korean War for CBS News
04:30
Wade Bingham on Edward R. Murrow bringing See it Now to Korea during the Korean War
10:13
Wade Bingham on competing with other news organizations during the Korean War, and on bringing sound to his footage of it
07:46

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
00:28

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 
01:48

Nick Clooney

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Nick Clooney on serving in the Armed Forces Radio Network during the Korean War
06:47

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
04:13
Jamie Farr on getting drafted during the Korean conflict
00:57
Jamie Farr on the premise of M*A*S*H
03:41
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)
01:45

James Garner

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James Garner on serving in the Korean War
03:02

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
04:27
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
01:19

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
04:48

Gene LeBell

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Gene LeBell on getting drafted during the Korean War and joining The Coast Guard
06:38

Garry Marshall

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Producer Garry Marshall on his service during the Korean War, where he ran Army radio stations
04:19

Bob McGrath

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Bob McGrath on volunteering for the draft during the Korean War and serving in Germany
02:09

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on flying fighter planes as a Marine in the Korean Conflict
01:27

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on CBS News' coverage of The Korean War
02:05

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on his time in the service during The Korean War
02:06

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on M*A*S*H  in regards to Vietnam
01:57

Max Schindler

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Max Schindler on serving in Korea
01:27

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on entering the Army in 1952 and making training films
01:56

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
06:06

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
13:59

Av Westin

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Av Westin on various major news events in his career
11:02

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