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Twentieth TV is digitally remastering all 255 episodes of “MASH” as part of a six-month-long project estimated to cost $ 1.25 million. The process, expected to be completed by the end of the year, will involve color correcting each filmed episode scene-by-scene and adding closed-captioning for the first time.

Would-be psychiatric patients have found a friend in Geraldo Rivera. The TV talkshow host has launched the first “after-care” referral service for guests who appear on his syndicated program, desperately need help but do not have the resources available to pursue treatment on their own. Bad break for guest bookers on Oprah, Phil, Sally Jessy, Jenny, Joan …

Republic Pictures Domestic Distribution has cleared its four new barter packages for next season in more than 30% of the country. Packages include “Republic Premiere Four” (telepix), “Republic Showcase One” (classic pix), “Color Movies 5” (more classics) and “Take 3” (behind-the-scenes in Hollywood).

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