Season 8, Episode 17 Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow
First Aired: February 15, 1982
Part 1 of 3. The Wilders are looking forward to their firstborn, then hail destroys the crop and a stroke fells Almanzo. Laura: Melissa Gilbert. Almanzo: Dean Butler. Charles: Michael Landon.
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- Premiered: September 11, 1974
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Heartwarming saga of a frontier family's struggles and triumphs on a farm near Walnut Grove, Minn., in the 1870s. Based on the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder (whose character doubles as narrator), it was the signature achievement of star-executive producer… (more)