M*A*S*H 4077, Scientific American Frontiers, and Alan Alda (1936.01.28)

20160516GH - CU ENGINEERING, KAVLI INSTITUTE AT CORNELL, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science - Workshops

A socially conscious performer, director, and writer, best known as Hawkeye in the tv show M*A*S*H, Scientific American Frontiers, and his current podcast “Clear and Vivid,” Alan Alda was  born on this date in 1936.  A diverse playlist will celebrate the equally varied endeavors of Alan Alda on Crosscurrents, 1/28 at 8 am.

   The plan is for the show on Monday to include some edited segments of interviews with Alan Alda in between the tunes designed to celebrate his birthday.  Of course, we hope that teechnology and my editing skills allow us to produce the show in the desigtned manner.

ALAN ALDA SHOW EDIT SHEET

Discussing MASH success

00:01 One of the reason the show works….

…..they really were in a situation that could drive you crazy. 01:03

01:03 The thing that was essential…

…..ah, the truth and the audience got that and appreciated it. 02:07

Discusses censorship

00:00  I did worry about controversy….

…thinly vailed  one tion to politicians. 1:00

How MASH tackled war

We had very funny comedy.

03:17 All kinds,  burlesque, satire…

…recognition. that the war was acid. 03:35

03:35

….not about the Vietnam war. 04:21

Describes the approach to Scientific American Frontiers

It happens in front of them

02 46  And I have to use my acting skills…

……and they are great teachers. 03:53

All we have is now.

Near death experience.

53:04. Well ten years ago…

….I’m really glad to be alive. 54:22

I am hopeful for communication

So much communication over text. Are we hopeless?

16:18. I see some hope…

 It was the only way I could talk to you. The door was closed.  17:14

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