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(Dec. 1997)
Running Time: 60 minutes

"The Waltons" first aired on commercial television 35 years ago and grew to be a hit. The series, based on the life of the Hamner family of Schuyler, Virginia, was written by elder brother Earl Hamner. This special visits with the Hamner brothers and sisters, the stars of "The Waltons" at a Silver Anniversary celebration, and the residents of Schuyler. The Hamners discuss their love of family and what it was like to have their lives and community portrayed on national television.

PBS Communication Award for Best Press Kit
Silver Telly Award