The three Baton Rouge episodes of Antiques Roadshow
will air Monday, February 17 and 24 and Monday, March 24 at 7PM on Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Going into its 18th season, it’s the highest rated primetime series on PBS and LPB.
Almost 5,000 people attended the Roadshow event at the Baton Rouge River Center on July 27 to get their family heirlooms, antiques and other items appraised by the Roadshow
experts. It was the first visit to Louisiana in over 10 years
The three shows will feature a variety of the items appraised during the day long event. One guest brought a copy of the book The History of Magic, with an inscription from his old college roommate…Jim Morrison of The Doors fame. The book appraised for $8,000 to $10,000.
had high expectations for our first visit to Baton Rouge and it did not disappoint,” said Marsha Bemko, Antiques Roadshow
’s Executive Producer. “During the appraisal event, we took a peek into the college life of a rock and roll icon and had a quintessential Roadshow
jackpot moment when a guest's fake turned out to be the real deal. We look forward to sharing Baton Rouge's rich local culture and distinct stories with a national audience when the episodes broadcast in 2014."
The Baton Rouge shows will also feature visits to Magnolia Mound Plantation in Baton Rouge for a discussion about Southern furniture with appraiser Leigh Keno, the Port Hudson National Cemetery where Chris Mitchell will discuss Civil War grenades, and the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge where Kathleen Hardwood will discuss the work of artist Clementine Hunter.
LPB will air a behind-the-scenes look at the Baton Rouge event in December as part of its Winterfest membership campaign.
Relive the Baton Rouge Roadshow experience with pbs.org/roadshow’s “Behind the Scenes in Baton Rouge” slideshow
About ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 11-time Emmy® Award nominated Antiques Roadshow is about to begin its 18th 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.
Published: October 14, 2013
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