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February 28, 2008

"M*A*S*H" Signs Off

Profile America — Thursday, February 28th. It may be hard to believe, but the final episode of “M*A*S*H” was aired on this day 25 years ago. At that time, the program was the most watched television show of all time. All across the country — in homes, hotels, bars, dormitories and military bases — more than six-of-every-10 viewers watched the characters they’d grown to love over the preceding 11 years load up their helicopters and fly off. But Hawkeye, B.J., Radar and the rest can still be seen, since the series is in continual reruns. We each watch about 1,600 hours of television a year, compared to nearly a thousand hours listening to the radio, and just over 100 hours reading books. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau on the Web at <www.census.gov>.

Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2008, p. 147
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2007, t. 1110
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2007/2007edition.html