September 16, 2008
The show, which initially starred, from left, Larry Linville, Loretta Swit, Wayne Rogers, Alan Alda, Gary Burghoff and McLean Stevenson, premiered on Sept. 17, 1972, and went on to become one of most popular series in TV history. Its final episode in 1983 still holds the record for single most-watched episode of a TV series.
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