Season 4, Episode 16 Des Moines, Iowa

First Aired: May 22, 2000

The first of two shows from Des Moines, Iowa. Articles appraised include a letter written by Mark Twain and a propeller from one of Charles Lindbergh's biplanes, as well as a carving of a dog fashioned in Germany's Black Forest. Telecast from the Iowa state capitol and the Polk County Convention Center.

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: An antiques-appraisal series that turned out to be a ratings gem in PBS's attic. The simple format has `Roadshow' traveling around the U.S., evaluating family heirlooms and found items. It's based on the long-running (since 1978) BBC show of the same name… (more)

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