Mike Farrell (M*A*S*H, Desperate Housewives, Providence) is an actor, producer, author - but above all else, a citizen and relentless fighter for the world’s underdogs. In this journey back in time, he explains why the JFK assassination changed his life, how he joined the M*A*S*H cast, and how childhood classmate Natalie Wood found out about his big crush on her. He also reveals what he really thinks about the movie Patch Adams, why he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps for the wrong reasons, and why he doesn’t like the word “activism.”
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LESSONS FROM MIKE:
- Get involved.
- You're a citizen, not an activist. Citizens need to work with the government and groups that try to help the world.
- Stay interested in people and in life.
- Stay active.
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:
Mike's memoir, Just Call Me Mike
Captain B.J. Hunnicutt - Mike's character on M*A*S*H
Learn about the details in John F. Kennedy's death
Watch PBS Frontline's documentary, Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?
Check out Mark Lane's books about JFK assassination conspiracies
Support refugee aid with Concern
Natalie Wood (Natasha Gurdin)
Learn about the real Patch Adams
The city of Ojai, CA
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