Antiques Roadshow Announces Summer 2008 Tour

PBS Series Seeks 80,000 Hidden Treasures Across America

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At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Baltimore, Maryland, appraiser Doug Diehl of Skinner examines four unique American Indian artifacts, valued at $130,000 to $200,000.
At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Baltimore, Maryland, appraiser Doug Diehl of Skinner examines four unique American Indian artifacts, valued at $130,000 to $200,000.
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg
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BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - 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 and must be obtained in advance. 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.

In addition, ROADSHOW is looking within 50 miles of each tour destination for large pieces of furniture. Complete furniture submission rules are available now online or by dialing the toll-free information line (see above).

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. Visit pbs.org/antiques for a preview of the season premiere.

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.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW press materials, including downloadable photos, are available at pressroom.wgbh.org and at www.pbs.org/pressroom.

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