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Presenting sponsor Kathy Ireland joined by Emmy award-winning executive producer Sam Haskell and Grammy Award-winning duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. at world premiere of The Waltons' Homecoming. © Jon Carrasco

Kathy Ireland Gives American Families The Waltons’ Homecoming for Thanksgiving Holiday Season

kathy ireland Worldwide will make contributions on behalf of each holiday purchase to

Published on November 25, 2021

The Waltons’ Homecoming, executive produced by our dear friend, Emmy Award winner Sam Haskell, Chair and President of Magnolia Hill Productions at Warner Bros., will air on The CW, November 28, and an encore showing December 11. It is a great privilege for kathy ireland® Worldwide to be the sole presenting sponsor of this American classic that speaks to the purest of values. Faith. Family. Love. Inclusivity. There is so much programming in the world today that fails to encourage hope. After a challenging year, The Waltons’ Homecoming is our gift to America. There is no one more talented or appropriate to bring this message into our homes on Thanksgiving weekend, than Sam Haskell, whose accomplishments in television are legendary and iconic. To know Sam, is to trust him and love him. When we began dreaming of what gift we could give to virtually every American family this year … this film became our powerful choice,” said Kathy Ireland, Chair, CEO, Chief Designer, kathy ireland® Worldwide.

The Waltons’ Homecoming stars Bellamy Young, Ben Lawson, Logan Shroyer, and is narrated by the original John Boy, Richard Thomas.

Brilliant music is brought to the film by seven-time Grammy Award winners, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., with a stirring rendition of ‘Silent Night’, which will be released by Watertower Music on Monday, November 29, as Sister Harriett and Brother William, which has already been described by TV Guide as beautiful and soulful. McCoo and Davis are partnered with Ireland on their most recent album release, “Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons”, which returned the duo to the Billboard charts after an absence of over 35 years, produced by Nic Mendoza, who is responsible for all McCoo & Davis vocals.

“For all who experience this treasured film, please know that, as Elizabeth Taylor often said, ‘Something wonderful is about to happen,'” added Ms. Ireland.

“Kathy has an extraordinarily beautiful heart. The decision for kathy ireland® Worldwide to be the presenting sponsor of The Waltons’ Homecoming, is truly a wonderful gift for every family, and as it will air on The CW, is freely available to millions of people. This will benefit Kathy’s incredible, indefatigable support for children battling cancer. Many people do not know, that Kathy serves as International Chair for The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (, and we are delighted to join Kathy and NPCF CEO, David Frazer,” said Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., whose vocal performance in the television commercials, “Do It.”, produced by Mendoza, as a call to action, for holiday support of

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