Though it was about Korea, the TV series M*A*S*H did little to hide that it was a show with a message about Vietnam, a war that was raging during the series. It gave anti-war sentiment a popular cultural voice at a time of nasty public demonstrations against the war.
No moment in the highly decorated series was more powerful, perhaps, than this one:
Harry Morgan, the fine actor who played Col. Sherman Potter, died this morning. He was 96.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.