Goodnite John Boy: Earl Hamner, R.I.P.

waltonsEarl Hamner, creator of […] 'The Waltons' […], died today of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 92. […] Hamner was best known for his work in the 1970s and ’80s as the creator of 'The Waltons', which ran from 1971-81 on CBS. His inspiration for the TV series and film of the same name came from his novel Spencer’s Mountain, based on his childhood. After 'The Waltons' — which Hamner also narrated for its entire 211-episode run — he created 'Falcon Crest', which ran from 1981-90, also on CBS.“