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Earl Hamner & The Waltons Cast – Special TV Reunion October 18th : 10.4.10

All Photos Courtesy of INSP : ©2010 www.insp.com : Nelson County, VA native and The Waltons creator, Earl Hamner, Jr. on the set with the original cast members of the popular television series. A special television reunion is set for October 18th. Click on images to enlarge. [1]

All Photos Courtesy of INSP : ©2010 www.insp.com : Nelson County, VA native and The Waltons creator, Earl Hamner, Jr. on the set with the original cast members of the popular television series. A special television reunion is set for October 18th. Click on images to enlarge.

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For roughly two years fans of The Waltons have not been able to view the highly popular series in reruns. The long running CBS television series was created by Nelson County, Virginia native, Earl Hamner, Jr. who was born and raised in Schuyler. [2] The show was loosely based on his childhood in the Eastern Nelson County community. On October 18th a special reunion featuring many of the original cast members will air on a new cable television network called, INSP, short for Inspiration. [3] The special television reunion will air at 7PM EDT followed at 8PM by the very first episode of The Waltons. According to a promotion placed on YouTube, reruns will then air on the network. [4]

Nelson County native, Earl Hamner, Jr. on the INSP reunion set. [5]

Nelson County native, Earl Hamner, Jr. on the INSP reunion set.


The above video is a behind the scenes look at the filming of the special Waltons Reunion that will air October 18th on INSP.

Ralph Waite (center seated) who played John Walton in the series and Michael Learned (right) who played Olivia Walton, go over notes with a member of the production staff during the shooting of the reunion series.  [6]

Ralph Waite (center seated) who played John Walton in the series and Michael Learned (right) who played Olivia Walton, go over notes with a member of the production staff during the shooting of the reunion series.

Unfortunately, according to INSP’s cable system finder, [7] the television network is not currently available in the Nellysford 22958 / or Lovingston 22949 zip on cable or in the 22902 zip for Charlottesville, but does show available on DirecTV Channel 364 and DishTV Channel 259.