‘The Real M*A*S*H’ traces original stories and people behind TV series

The Real M*A*S*H traces the original stories and people that inspired the fictional TV series and feature film about the Korean War. Both pushed buttons on cultural and social frontiers but real life M*A*S*H (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) units were actually more like renegade units onto themselves and early indicators of the social turmoil and tensions that were to unfold later in the USA.

Threaded throughout the book, the film and the TV series were the sexual hijinks between men and women at the MASH units. Our real veterans speak candidly to the reality of the MASH social scene. It brings forward the voices of the surgeons and nurses who staffed the groundbreaking MASH units during the Korean War.

When asked how authentic the show was in portraying the reality of life on the frontlines in a medic station, the often heard response is that, though well researched, the show was entertainment, whereas war was a horror-show.

HISTORY CHANNEL – Saturday 17 September, 8.30pm

New series goes behind the scenes at Stansted Airport

23 million passengers pass through Stansted Airport every year.

Making sure such a fantastically busy travel hub runs smoothly is a huge logistical task. Behind the beautiful Norman Foster designed exterior, a hidden world operates to keep the airport ticking over.

Nearly 11,000 staff work 24/7 to keep passengers happy and planes flying safely.

This series lifts the lid on the unsung heroes behind the scenes.

Who gets the bags onto the plane, who keeps the runways safe, who cleans and maintains the landing lights, who refuels aircraft and how fast can they do it? Who keeps the loos clean, who spots smugglers, who safely launches and lands planes?

And we reveal the monster machines that keep the runway moving from cherry pickers to specialist snow clearers.

Stansted runs like a small city with its own fire station and police station.

There are plenty of human interest stories as well as a full insight into the technical logistics that keep Stansted up and running.

STANSTED: THE INSIDE STORY: LIVING CHANNEL – Saturdays from 17 September, 8.30pm

Sky News New Zealand Commemorates the 10th anniversary of 9/11

9/11 commemorative coverage from 11 September, 7.00pm

SKY NEWS NEW ZEALAND commemorates ten years since the attacks of 9/11, 2001 from Sunday September 11 at 7.00pm.

Sky News New Zealand will bring you coverage from around the globe as the world prepares to commemorate 9/11 a day that shocked and changed the world forever.

Live coverage will include memorial service from Canberra Australia at 7.00pm before crossing to David Speers and Celina Edmonds who will anchor SKY News Coverage as America prepares its official services of commemoration. From midnight Diane Sawyer brings you Live coverage from services in New York and Washington as the United States remembers the September 11 attacks.

Sunday September 11

7.00pm

Canberra Memorial: Live from Canberra, the Australian Prime Minister joins the US Ambassador for a memorial service marking the 10 years that have passed since the September 11 attacks on the United States

8.00pm

David Speers and Celina Edmonds anchor Sky News coverage of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Coverage includes guests and analysis of how the world has changed over the past decade plus live reports from Ground Zero as New York prepares for official services of commemoration.

Monday September 12

12.00am

Diane Sawyer from ABC America anchors live coverage of memorial services from New York and Washington as the United States remembers the September 11 attacks.

3.00am

Continuing live coverage as the United States remembers the September 11 attacks.

SKY NEWS NEW ZEALAND (SKY Channel 090)

Have a pash and see David Guetta live with The Edge

The Edge is calling for New Zealanders to get their chap stick out, pucker up those lips, exercise the tongue and join in the largest pash off ever seen!

Tomorrow morning (Thursday, September 8) at 8am, people all over New Zealand will gather together for a simultaneous pash.

Everyone who turns up to their local Edge ‘pash station’ for a pash goes in the draw to win a trip to the legendary Club Pasha in Ibiza to see David Guetta live.

The Edge ‘pash station’ locations are:

Northland – Cameron Street Mall
Auckland – Victoria Park, bottom of College Hill
Waikato – Garden Place (opposite SkyCity)
Tauranga – Outside Amcal Faulkners Pharmacy, 398 Cameron Rd
Rotorua – Rotorua City Focus
Gisborne – Gladstone Rd/Bright St intersection
Taupo – Hole in One on the Lake Front
Hawkes Bay – Clive Square
Taranaki – Puki Ariki Landing – Windwand Carpark
Palmerston North – The Clock Tower, The Square
Wellington – Cuba Mall
Nelson – Bottom of Church steps (top end of Trafalgar St)
Christchurch – CBS Canterbury Arena Ground
Dunedin – Alhambra Union North Ground
Queenstown – The Village Green
Southland – Gala Street Reserve
Blenheim – Seymour Square

– MediaWorks