Television: Hawkeye Says Fox Has Made a Mess of M*A*S*H

Hawkeye Says Fox Has Made a Mess of M*A*S*H

If you were one of the millions of fans who mourned the demise of M*A*S*H in 1983, you probably find solace in watching reruns every night and most days on local stations and cable. But they incense ALAN ALDA, who played Hawkeye in the TV series, and creator LARRY GELBART. They contend that Fox, which owns the licensing rights to M*A*S*H, has frittered away their show's value by airing so many reruns. In a lawsuit filed about 15 months ago against 20th Century Fox Film Corp., Alda and Gelbart--both profit participants--charged that Fox has exploited M*A*S*H by selling reruns to its...

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