Season 8, Episode 3 Chicago

First Aired: January 19, 2004

Appraised in Chicago (conclusion): an 1820s classical-revival secretary; a Grant Wood painting; an 1822 U.S. atlas; a trombone owned by a member of the John Philip Sousa band; an 1850s Tiffany gold necklace; and a “presentation piece” (photos) honoring the 1908 Chicago Cubs---the last Cubs team to win a World Series. Also: host Lara Spencer asks “Roadshow” attendees at the Chicago Navy Pier to define the French phrase “sang de boeuf.”

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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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