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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW VISITS KNOXVILLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON JULY 13 AS PART OF SUMMER 2013 TOUR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2013
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW TO FILM THREE ONE-HOUR EPISODES IN KNOXVILLE TO AIR NATIONALLY ON PBS IN 2014
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PBS’s highest-rated ongoing primetime series Antiques Roadshow, a production of WGBH Boston, visits Knoxville as part of an eight-city summer production tour. East Tennessee PBS will host Antiques Roadshow during their local stay. The all-day appraisal event will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center on Saturday, July 13.
“We are thrilled to be visiting Knoxville for the first time,” said Roadshow executive producer Marsha Bemko. “Over 12,000 people applied for tickets to the Knoxville appraisal event, and we anticipate on seeing around 10,000 to 12,000 items, so we are confident that we will find some great treasures.”
At the appraisal event, 5,000 to 6,000 ticketed guests will receive free valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each guest is invited to bring two items for appraisal. Admission to Antiques Roadshow events is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance.
A limited number of remaining tickets were available to East Tennessee PBS supporters as thank-you gifts for their donations.
As part of the visit, Antiques Roadshow will also tape field segments in and around Knoxville, highlighting local history and places of interest. These segments will take place at the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, and the McClung Museum in Knoxville proper.
From Roadshow’s visit to Knoxville, three episodes of television will be created for inclusion in Season 18, airing in 2014. Antiques Roadshow, Season 18, will air on East Tennessee PBS Mondays at 8 p.m.
In addition to Knoxville, the 2013 summer tour cities have included Detroit, MI on June 1; Jacksonville, FL on June 8; Anaheim, CA on June 22; and Boise, ID on June 29. Still to come is Baton Rouge, LA on July 27; Kansas City, MO on August 10; and Richmond, VA on August 17.
A limited number of ticket recipients were selected at random from all eligible entries. Ticket holders are invited to bring two items for a free verbal approximation of value by experts from the world’s leading auction houses, independent appraisers, auctioneers and dealers.
For more information about Roadshow’s visit to Knoxville:
About Antiques Roadshow
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, ten-time Emmy® Award nominated Antiques Roadshow is in its 17th broadcast season and is the top-rated ongoing primetime PBS series. The series is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston. The series is produced for PBS under license from the BBC by WGBH. The Executive Producer is Marsha Bemko. Antiques Roadshow is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers.
For more information about Antiques Roadshow, visit pbs.org/antiques.
About East Tennessee PBS
East Tennessee PBS provides more than 1 million households in East Tennessee, Western North Carolina and Southwest Virginia quality educational and arts programming. Our mission is to be a community partner affecting positive change by educating, entertaining and challenging minds.