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  • Mayberry was home to (from left) Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, Ron Howard as Opie Taylor and Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor in the 1960s. (Viacom via Associated Press)

    Ron Howard: Director recalls lessons learned from Andy Griffith

    Andy Griffith led by example on the set of his television show, teaching a 6-year-old boy that true leadership requires not only confidence and hard work but also humility, Academy Award-winning film director Ron Howard said in recorded remarks Sunday.


  • Ron Howard's remarks played at Mayberry Days

    Andy Griffith led by example on the set of his television show, teaching a 6-year-old boy that true leadership requires not only confidence and hard work but also humility, Academy Award-winning film director Ron Howard said in recorded remarks Sunday.


  • Visitors come to Mount Airy looking for Mayberry

    While the town of Mayberry, the setting for "The Andy Griffith Show," was fiction, it was inspired by a real place: Mount Airy, N.C., hometown of the late Andy Griffith. And more than a half-century after the series first aired, fans are still coming to Mount Airy, looking for a glimpse of small-town life and the simpler times portrayed on the show.


  • Visitors come to Mount Airy looking for Mayberry

    In the town of Mayberry from "The Andy Griffith Show," a small-town sheriff and his trusty deputy always outwitted big-city crooks, and problems never got much bigger than a trigger-happy kid with a slingshot.


  • Andy Griffith evoked, stylized small-town America

    Close your eyes and picture it: small-town America.


  • A few ways to enjoy and celebrate Andy Griffith

    Through his decades-long career, Andy Griffith was beloved, yet somehow taken for granted. He early on gained immortality as Sheriff Andy Taylor. But his skill at playing cornpone decency blinded fans to his ability to master other roles.


  • Andy Griffith, creator of Mayberry, dies at 86

    Andy Griffith's gift to the show that bore his name wasn't just the homespun wisdom of the plain-spoken sheriff he played. It was the place he created: a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever, full of characters who felt like family.


  • Beloved actor Andy Griffith dies at 86

    Andy Griffith's gift to the show that bore his name wasn't just the homespun wisdom of the plain-spoken sheriff he played. It was the place he created: a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever, full of characters who felt like family.


  • Actor Andy Griffith sits in front of a bronze statue of Sheriff Andy Taylor and son Opie from "The Andy Griffith Show" after the unveiling ceremony in Raleigh, N.C., in October 2003. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)

    Andy Griffith: Beloved actor dies at 86

    Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86.


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