ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS’s most-watched primetime series, has announced its summer 2008 Tour destinations: Palm Springs, California; Dallas, Texas;
Wichita, Kansas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Hartford, Connecticut.
Programs taped in those locations will make up ROADSHOW’s thirteenth broadcast season on PBS, airing in 2009.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s 2008 Tour features a series of local events at which top appraisers offer the public free evaluations of antiques and collectibles, revealing the often surprising history and
value of these items. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 2008 stops and dates include:
Palm Springs, California June 7, 2008
Dallas, Texas June 28, 2008
Wichita, Kansas July 12, 2008
Chattanooga, Tennessee July 19, 2008
Grand Rapids, Michigan August 9, 2008
Hartford, Connecticut August 23, 2008
Admission to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events is free, but tickets are required. Complete ticketing rules will be available beginning Monday, January 21, 2008 on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Online
at pbs.org/antiques or by dialing toll-free 1-888-762-3749. Ticket recipients will be selected at random from all eligible entries. Ticket holders are invited to bring two items for a free verbal evaluation by experts from the world’s leading auction houses, including Bonhams & Butterfields, Christie’s, Doyle New York, Freeman’s, Skinner, Sotheby’s, and Swann Galleries, and by leading independent appraisers and dealers. All ticket holders are guaranteed an appraisal.
But before hitting the road next summer, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW begins its twelfth broadcast season in HDTV for the first time, Monday, January 7, 2008 at 8 PM ET on PBS, with host Mark L. Walberg. The new lineup kicks off with three episodes from Baltimore, Maryland, where appraisers discovered the most valuable item of the entire 2007 summer tour, a collection of American Indian artifacts estimated to be worth $130,000 to $200,000. Visit pbs.org/antiques for a preview of the season premiere.
Additional funding is provided by public television viewers. Produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.
2008 Tour Release, page
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is watched by approximately eleven million viewers each week and has garnered five Emmy Award nominations. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers.ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston. Executive producer is Marsha Bemko. Additional information about the summer 2008 Tour is available at pbs.org/antiques