The Waltons is a CBS television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer’s Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The series originally aired for a total of nine seasons. After the series was canceled by CBS in 1981, NBC aired three television movie sequels in 1982, with three more in the 1990s on CBS.
Redford was asked to leave the University of Colorado, after which he studied painting at the Pratt Institute and acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He kick started his acting career with guest starring roles on such TV shows as Perry Mason (CBS), The Untouchables (ABC) and Alfred HitchcockPresents (NBC/CBS). He was also featured in a episode of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone.
The Encyclopedia Britannicawas first published in 1768 and appeared in fifteen official editions. On March 14, 2012, Britannica announced it would not be printing any more sets of its paper version, which accounted for less than 1 percent of its sales, and would instead focus on its DVD and on-line versions. It had not printed any new sets since 2010. The "Book of the Year" continues to be published even today.