Season 2, Episode 20 The Cradle

First Aired: January 31, 1974

The family adjusts to Olivia's pregnancy, made bittersweet by the untimeliness of another mouth to feed during the lean Depression years. Olivia: Michael Learned. Elizabeth: Kami Cotler. John-Boy: Richard Thomas. Mary Ellen: Judy Norton. John: Ralph Waite. Jim-Bob: David W. Harper.

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  • Premiered: September 14, 1972
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A popular, long-running drama about a close-knit family in rural, Depression-era Virginia, based on the experiences of series creator and narrator Earl Hamner Jr. Sentimental and often moving, the Emmy-winning series told stories of family trials, triumphs… (more)

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