Richard Thomas Talks ‘The Waltons,’ ‘The Americans’ and ‘Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir,’ Plus Holiday Tips – Episode 526

Emmy Award-winning television, film and stage actor Richard Thomas joins Nancy to discuss acting and career balance, his creative journey from his role as the beloved John-Boy Walton on The Waltons to more recent roles in hit series like The Americans and Billions, and the upcoming holiday special and PBS tradition Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas. Plus, Richard and Nancy talk about the comfort in celebrating the season with music and traditions, his latest project, filming changes during the pandemic, and why he loved playing The Americans’ FBI Special Agent Frank Gaad (1:44).

In the second segment, Nancy offers a few simple tips to help make the holidays and Thanksgiving a bit brighter (39:46).

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Find out more about Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas: 

Premiering December 14th at 9 pm ET on PBS (check local listings)

Premiering December 17th at 8 pm ET on

Watch Richard Thomas inThe Waltons and The Americans.

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Learn about segment sponsor the Finding Brave podcast with host Kathy Caprino (1:24, 39:30).

Find out more about Kathy Caprino’s latest book The Most Powerful You

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