Episode 09

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:

  1. Get involved.
  2. You're a citizen, not an activist. Citizens need to work with the government and groups that try to help the world. 
  3. Stay interested in people and in life.
  4. Stay active.

 

TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

Mike Farrell's list of film and TV show appearances

Death Penalty Focus

Mike's memoir, Just Call Me Mike

Captain B.J. Hunnicutt - Mike's character on M*A*S*H

Dr. Keeling’s Curve

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

Larry Gelbart, writer for M*A*S*H and Tootsie

Natalie Wood (Natasha Gurdin) 

Dominick and Eugene

Learn about the real Patch Adams

Sedona Film Festival

The city of Ojai, CA

Other charities Mike recommends - Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Human Rights Watch

Muslim Public Affairs

 

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