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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- Premiered: September 14, 1972
- Rating: None
- Premise: 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)