I was around and remember that famous lineup, and it was amazing. The evening started off with the groundbreaking ALL IN THE FAMILY. That show has its fans today - I was a fan then, but I've mostly outgrown that one. It was meant to be topical, shocking, and motivatingly irritating - and it was. It was also laugh-out-loud funny. Following it, came the star of our thread, M*A*S*H which kept the laugh-riot going. MARY TYLER MOORE became sort of the grounded-in-reality anchor of the night. After a shaky start, the show became more endearing - and funnier, once you warmed to the characters. THE BOB NEWHART SHOW was of the same ilk - and same studio as MARY, and took time to warm to, but both shows gave great rewards once you did. And then there's CAROL BURNETT and her silly skits that kept the laughter going. Quite a night. Quite an experience to live through, and I fear we'll never see its like again.