The Waltons1972 | TV Show

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A popular, long-running drama about a close-knit family in rural, Depression-era Virginia, based on the experiences of series creator and narrator Earl Hamner Jr. Sentimental and often moving, the Emmy-winning series told stories of family trials, triumphs (more…)

Premiered: September 14, 1972

Rating: TV-G

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Season 7, Episode 23 The Tailspin

First Aired: March 15, 1979

Jim-Bob's dream of joining the Air Corps is shattered when his eye exam reveals astigmatism. Jim-Bob: David W. Harper. Chuck: Kevin Geer. Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor. Dr. Canfield: Jerry Hoffman. John: Ralph Waite. Deputy: John Lawrence. Corabeth: Ronnie Claire Edwards. Ike: Joe Conley. Elizabeth: Kami Cotler. Ben: Eric Scott. Erin: Mary Beth McDonough. Jason: Jon Walmsley.

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March 8, 1979

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Season 7, Episode 24

March 22, 1979