ANTIQUES ROADSHOW ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2009 TOUR

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS’s most-watched primetime series has announced its summer 2009 Tour destinations: Atlantic City, New Jersey; Raleigh, North Carolina; Madison, Wisconsin; Denver, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; and San Jose, California.

Programs taped in those locations will make up ROADSHOW’s fourteenth broadcast season on PBS, airing in 2010.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s 2009 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 2009 stops and dates include:

City Date
Atlantic City, New Jersey June 6, 2009
Raleigh, North Carolina June 27, 2009
Madison, Wisconsin July 11, 2009
Denver, Colorado July 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona August 1, 2009
San Jose, California August 15, 2009

Admission to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Complete ticketing rules will be available beginning Monday, January 5, 2009 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.

Press attendance at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events is welcome. Please register with a ROADSHOW press contact.
In addition, The ROADSHOW Furniture Roundup is looking for large pieces of furniture within 50 miles of each tour destination. Complete furniture submission rules are
available online or by dialing the toll-free information line (see above).

But before hitting the road next summer, six-time Emmy Award-nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW begins its Lucky Thirteenth broadcast season Monday, January 5, 2009 at 8 PM ET on PBS, with host Mark L. Walberg. The new lineup kicks off with a $1 million episode from Palm Springs, California, where experts discovered the most valuable object ever appraised on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: a 1937 painting by noted American Abstract Expressionist artist Clyfford Still, received as a housewarming gift from friends of the artist, and conservatively estimated to be worth $500,000! Visit pbs.org/antiques for a preview of the season premiere.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is watched by almost ten million viewers each week. 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 2009 Tour is available at pbs.org/antiques ANTIQUES ROADSHOW press materials, including downloadable photos, are available
at pressroom.wgbh.org and at pbs.org/pressroom.

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