In the dire days of the Depression, a Virginia family stays together in this beloved and wholesome saga, seen through the eyes of John-Boy (Richard Thomas), the eldest of seven children. In season one, John-Boy saves his father's life; beloved mother Olivia copes with polio; and the Walton family bond endures a variety of other trials. Guest stars include Ned Beatty, Sissy Spacek and John Ritter.
Enduring another year of the Depression, the Waltons know that love is the best weapon against the hardships of life. In the second season, Thanksgiving joy turns to worry as John-Boy (Richard Thomas) suffers a head injury. Later, he makes the family proud as he graduates from high school. Plus, a corporation wants to buy Walton's Mountain. Sissy Spacek, John Ritter and Ron Howard guest star.