Season 5, Episode 1 St. Louis, Missouri

First Aired: January 8, 2001

Boston gallery owner Dan Elias, a contemporary-art specialist, hosts this stop in St. Louis. One man brings in a painting he calls “ 'Uncle Jim' in the attic.” It turns out that “Jim” is some 200 years old---and that he might have been painted by a prominent artist named Ralph Earl. If so, “Jim” could be worth $50,000.

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  • 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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