Posted 06 Jan 2015
"Antiques Roadshow," PBS's most-watched ongoing series and a production of WGBH Boston, will visit Little Rock as part of a six-city summer tour. "Antiques Roadshow" and the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will host an all-day appraisal event Saturday, July 25. "Antiques Roadshow" airs locally on AETN Mondays at 7 p.m.
Fans can apply now for chance to win a pair of tickets to "Antiques Roadshow" in Little Rock at pbs.org/antiques/tickets. The application deadline is Monday, April 6, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
"Antiques Roadshow" is also accepting furniture submissions for the 2015 Tour. The series is looking for a few pieces of furniture to appraise and display on the set. Selected pieces will be transported to the event and back at no cost to the owner. Additional details are available at pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/furniture.
"AETN is thrilled that the 'Antiques Roadshow' folks are coming back to Arkansas with their visit to Little Rock this summer," AETN Executive Director Allen Weatherly said. "It is a well-oiled machine, and it is a delight to see the appraisal process in action.
"AETN will be intimately involved with the national production team, and we will be excited to share more information over the next weeks and months."
At the appraisal event, approximately 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. From "Antiques Roadshow's" visit to Little Rock, three episodes of television will be created for inclusion in "Roadshow's" 20th season, airing in 2016.
The "Antiques Roadshow" 2015 tour dates include:
Admission to an "Antiques Roadshow" event is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Ticket applications and complete ticketing rules are available at pbs.org/antiques or by dialing toll-free 1-888-762-3749.
Ticket applications must be received by Monday, April 6, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Tickets will be awarded by random drawing.
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 12-time Emmy® Award nominated "Antiques Roadshow" is in its 18th broadcast season 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 and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers.
More "Antiques Roadshow" – including full episodes, appraiser information, tips of the trade, bonus videos, a comprehensive archive, teacher resources, and more – is available at pbs.org/antiques.
WGBH Boston (wgbh.org) is America's preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including primetime, lifestyle and children's series. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio, a leader in educational multimedia, and a pioneer in accessible technology.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).