The three Baton Rouge episodes of Antiques Roadshow aired Monday, February 17 and 24 and Monday, March 24 at 7PM on Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Going into its 18th season, Roadshow is the highest rated primetime series on PBS and LPB. The three shows 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.
“Roadshow 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 features 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 discusses Civil War grenades, and the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge where Kathleen Hardwood discusses the work of artist Clementine Hunter.