Earl Hamner, Jr. — American Producer born on July 10, 1923,

Earl Henry Hamner, Jr., is an American television writer and producer, best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s on the long-running CBS series The Waltons and Falcon Crest. As a novelist, he is best known for Spencer's Mountain, which was inspired by his own childhood and formed the basis for both the film of the same name and the television series The Waltons, for which he provided voice-over narration... (wikipedia)

If you are a good writer - and I think I am - you are able to handle any kind of group and imagine their lives.
I've led a charmed life. I've known people who have been depressed, and I've never had that.