The 13-time Emmy® nominated series, Antiques Roadshow, came to Tucson in May of 2015 as part of its six-city summer production tour. More than 3,900 guests attended the all-day appraisal event where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers.
“We were thrilled to film in Tucson as part of our 20th season, where we found some amazing treasures,” says executive producer Marsha Bemko. “Unexpected discoveries included items like a Rolex watch, along with original box and paperwork, purchased 55 years ago for a month’s salary from a PX store in Germany. This model is the first GMT Master Rolex ever made.”
As part of the new season, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW reveals a surprising scope of treasures, and viewers will see a new show opening, a new set and new “snapshot” feature that ultimately delivers more appraisals than ever before in each hour-long episode.
About ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 13-time Emmy® Award nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW begins its 20th broadcast season in 2016 and is the most-watched ongoing primetime PBS series. The series is produced by WGBH Boston for PBS under license from the BBC. The Executive Producer is Marsha Bemko. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW press materials, including streaming video and downloadable photos, are available at pbs.org/pressroom.
For more ANTIQUES ROADSHOW—including full episodes, appraiser information, tips of the trade, bonus videos, a comprehensive archive, teacher resources, and more—visit pbs.org/antiques. You can also find ROADSHOW on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr.
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Arthur, Curious George and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH also is a major supplier of programming for public radio, and oversees Public Radio International (PRI). As a leader in educational multimedia for the classroom, WGBH supplies content to PBS LearningMedia, a national broadband service for teachers and students. WGBH also is a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to those with hearing or visual impairments. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors. More info at www.wgbh.org.
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