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Petitioning Chairman David M. Rubenstein The Kennedy Center Honors and 1 other

Make Earl Hamner Jr. a 2016 Honoree

Earl Hamner Jr. was born in Schuyler, Virginia, July 10th, 1923. Mr. Hamner was the oldest of eight children. He grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and began to write at a very early age. Mr. Hamner is best known for his television series The Waltons. He also provided voice-over narration for the series.

Earl Hamner not only gave us The Waltons but he brought us Falcon Crest and several episodes of The Twilight Zone. He also brought us the animated adaption of Charlotte’s Web (1973 film). He produced great Novels like; Fifty Roads to Town (1953), Spencer’s Mountain (1961), You Can’t Get There From Here (1965), The Homecoming: A Novel About Spencer’s Mountain (1970), and Generous Women: An Appreciation (2006). He also gave us great TV movies like; Heidi (1969), Appalachian Autumn (1969), Aesop’s Fables (1971), The Homecoming (for CBS, 1971), Where the Lilies Bloom (1972), The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983) and more!  These are just some of the reasons Mr. Hamner should be an Honoree.  We the undersigned call on you to honor Mr. Hamner in 2016 with this WAY OVER DUE recognition! 

Go to the Kennedy Center Website and submit Earl's name directly to them for 2016. Do this even if you have already signed the petition and/or if you submitted for 2015.  Look for the button that says "Recommend an Honor". Click that button and fill out the form. 

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  • Chairman David M. Rubenstein
    The Kennedy Center Honors
  • President Deborah F. Rutter
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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