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M*A*S*H Episode: "The Life You Save"

Season 9, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: Charles becomes obsessed with death after a near-miss in a sniper attack. Meanwhile, Hawkeye is put in charge of the mess tent when Potter dishes out new orders. Sal: Val Bisoglio. Rizzo: G.W. Bailey. Pvt. Markham: Jim Knaub. Sgt. Chiaverini: Jim Boeke. Orderly: Meshach Taylor. Co-written and directed by Alan Alda, who won a Directors Guild Award for this episode.
Original Air Date: May 4, 1981
Guest Cast Gwen Farrell: Gwen Andrew Parks: Dying Soldier Shari Saba: Shari Dennis Troy: Dennis Arthur Taxier: Surgeon Jim Boeke: Sgt. Chiaverini Meshach Taylor: Orderly Val Bisoglio: Sal Jim Knaub: Pvt. Markham

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Premiered: September 17, 1972, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A beloved, multi-Emmy-winning series about Army surgeons cutting up amid the Korean War. 'War is hell. So is TV,' said Larry Gelbart, who developed the series for TV from the 1970 Robert Altman film. ' 'M*A*S*H' and the medium,' Gelbart added, 'were made for each other.' For 11 years (10 in the Top 20), the show deftly blended sharp, thoughtful humor with moving scenes of dedicated, stressed doctors trying to save lives---while clinging to their own sanity---in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.

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