Season 7, Episode 1 Albuquerque
First Aired: January 6, 2003
Items appraised in Albuquerque (Part 1 of three) include an 1870s Navajo blanket and a marble lion from Tang Dynasty China (6th-9th centuries) that leaves appraiser Lark Mason Jr. choked up, but not speechless. “It's fantastic,” he marvels. “It's among the finest examples of Chinese art I have ever seen on the 'Roadshow'.” Also: host Dan Elias explores attractions along the “Turquoise Trail” between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
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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)