I represent the first generation who, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
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Monday, December 19, 2016
Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: The Waltons - The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.
December 19, 1971
The series pilot for The
Waltons aired as a television movie entitled The Homecoming: A
originally intended to be a pilot for a series, but it became one because it
was so popular. Except for the children and Grandma Walton, the actors for
the movie were not the same as for the series. The musical score was by Oscar-winning
composer Jerry Goldsmith (Goldsmith also scored several
episodes of the first season, but the producers believed his TV movie theme was
too gentle and requested he write a new theme for the series) and was later
released on an album by Film Score Monthly paired with James
Horner's score for the 1982 TV movie Rascals and Robbers: The
Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.