Tribute to Joel Chandler Harris, A (television) Television show; aired on January 18, 1956. Directed by William Beaudine, Clyde Geronimi. Harris’ early years as apprentice to a printer and budding writer are re-created, then the Tar Baby sequence of Song of the South is shown. Stars David Stollery (Joel Chandler Harris), Jonathan Hale (J.A. Turner), Sam McDaniel (Herbert), Harry Shannon (Mr. Wilson), Barbara Woodell (Mrs. Harris).