Question: At one time in the '70s didn't Alan Alda produce or direct (or both) a short-lived sitcom called We'll Get By? — Leslie B., Hollywood, Cal.

Televisionary: That he did, Leslie. Alda, best known as M*A*S*H's Hawkeye Pierce, created the sitcom, which starred Paul Sorvino, Mitzi Hoag, Jerry Houser, Willie Aames and Devon Scott as a suburban New Jersey family. The comedy ran on CBS from March to May in 1975.