Season 8, Episode 9 Oklahoma City
First Aired: March 2, 2004
Appraised in Oklahoma City (conclusion): 1960s San Francisco rock-concert handbills; a mother-and-child sculpture by a grandson of Brigham Young; an 1805 English cruet set; an 1890s Zuni Indian jar; a drum from Zachary Taylor's 1848 presidential campaign; and plates from the first newspaper published in Oklahoma (in 1889). Also: host Lara Spencer surveys Hopi dolls at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and asks “Roadshow” attendees the meaning of the word “antimacassar.” Then: “To polish or not to polish?” That is the question Spencer asks appraiser Ernest Du Mouchelle about various different metals.
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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)