LOS ANGELES - Gary Burghoff, formerly of Bristol, and Ted Knight, formerly of Terryville, have been nominated for Emmy awards for best supporting actor.
Burghoff plays the character "Radar'' in "MASH," a firstyear show about Army surgeons in Korea during the Korean War. He played the same role in the movie of the same title which inspired the series
Knight plays the vain, egotistical TV announcer Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Other nominees were Bob Reiner from "All In The Family," Ed Asner, who plays station manager Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, and McLean Stevenson, who plays Henry, the commanding officer, on "MASH.''
Burghoff is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Rodney Burghoff, former Bristol residents. Knight, born Theodore Konopka, was in Terryville recently visiting relatives.
Four new shows, "The Waltons," "Kung Fu," "MASH" and "The Julie Andrews Hour," outdistanced nearly all the competition in the Emmy nominations for the 25th annual Television Academy Awards.
"The Waltons," a warm story of a family struggling in the Depression, received 12 nominations Thursday, more than any other program. The show previously won a Peabody Award.
Its nominations included those for best dramatic series, best new series, best actor for Richard Thomas, best actress for Miss Michael Learned and best supporting nominations for Will Geer and Ellen Corby.
"Kung Fu" got six nominations, including best dramatic series, best new series and best actor for David Carradine as a Buddhist monk in the Old West.
"MASH," received eight nominations, including best comedy series, best new series, best actor in comedy for Alan Alda and best supporting actor in a comedy for Burghoff and McLean Stevenson.
The Julie Andrews show, canceled by ABC because of low ratings, got 10 nominations, including best musical variety series, best new series and best performer in a musical variety series for Miss Andrews.
The Emmys will be presented during a telecast on ABC Sunday, May 20, from the Shubert Theatre in Century City.
In the dramatic field, NBC's dramatization of John Steinbeck's "The Red Pony" and ABC's "That Certain Summer," about how a father explains his homosexuality to his son, were tied with eight nominations each. Nominations included those for best actor in a drama for Henry Fonda of "The Red Pony" and Hal Holbrook for "That Certain Summer."
"The MarcusNelson Murders" got five nominations, including one for Telly Savalas as best actor.
The NBC special, "Liza With a Z," also a Peabody winner, received eight nominations, including those for its star, Liza Minnelli, and its director, Bob Fosse. Both were Oscar winners for "Cabaret."
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" figured heavily in the comedy categories with nine nominations.
[The Bristol Press, Friday, April 20, 1973]