Season 9, Episode 6 Omaha, NE
First Aired: February 7, 2005
Conclusion. Appraised in Omaha: a daguerrotype of Edgar Allan Poe, an 18th-century Chippendale writing desk and a pressed-glass punch bowl shaped like a swan. Also: paintings by Nebraska artists, a 1769 Quaker purse, Spanish-American War memorabilia and an 1870 inlaid table that's “as perfect...as anyone could have made,” says appraiser Brian Witherell. Also: appraiser Richard Wright shows host Lara Spencer various “corn collectibles” (some of them made of corn).
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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)