I am a M*A*S*H fan, anyone I know can second that (especially my dog, who's name happens to be Hawkeye). I was SO happy to see Mike Farrell on The Hour tonight, so ecstatic in fact, I sent the show an e-mail yesterday about how excited I was about seeing it today. Does that sentence make sense? Oh well, you're all understanding people.
Mike Farrell was, so obvious to anyone from that generation, or even to the re-run teens like me, BJ Hunnicut on M*A*S*H. I knew that Farrell had been working as an aging veterinarian on 'Providence', and that he cared for Canada's environment more than most Canadians do, appearing on commercials for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. But what I didn't know that he was also was a political activist, like George said, speaking out against capital punishment, and forget Korea, Farrell now opposes a new war, Iraq. But I guess you all knew that, since you watched The Hour (why would you be here otherwise?).
But did you know that Farrell also is an activist for legalized abortion, gay rights (specifically for teachers), and the prevention of spousal and child abuse (basically for all the stuff you never talk about in Social class)? These are the things that make Mike Farrell really awesome. Not only does he use his influence well, but he doesn't flaunt his power, something some other Hollywood stars do.
Personally, Mike Farrell goes on my list of top ten cool celebrities, along with George Clooney, Alan Alda (can you say Equal Rights Amendment?) and Paul McCartney.
Thumbs up, George, once again The Hour has made an excellent choice in who you interview. You guys never cease to amaze me.