Season 8, Episode 4 The Diploma
First Aired: October 4, 1979
Lt. Eller requires John to produce his diploma or lose his Army contract; and Mary Ellen takes her nursing skills to the backwoods. Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor. Ronie: Janette Lane Bradbury. Olivia: Michael Learned. Sweet Billy: Les Lannom. Ike: Joe Conley. Grandma Floyd: Madeleine Taylor Holmes. Rose: Peggy Rea. Erin: Mary Beth McDonough.
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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)